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Ottawa Trivia League locations and times


Pub Nights

Since 1998, we've been running pub trivia nights in Ottawa. Some teams have been playing for years. After years of "standing room only," in 2006, we expanded from the Barley Mow Pub to Royal Oak Pubs. Questions cover everything from science to pop culture to history to general weirdness and much more.

You can play in teams (four or five seems to be the best team size). It's free to play, plus, there is a prize for each night's winner in each bar, as well as a prize for the top team anywhere in Ottawa, at the end of the 10-week season. Since it's the same game everywhere in a given week, you can shop around, finding the locale that's best for you. Note crowded locations are tough to get into, so arrive early

  • Every Monday: 6:30 pm at the Lieutenant's Pump, 361 Elgin; street parking; reservations accepted; crowded; hosted by Kim;
  • Every Monday: 7 pm at the Barley Mow Pub, 1060 Bank near Sunnyside; some parking; very crowded; hosted by Paul; call (613) 730-1279
  • Every Monday: 7 pm at the Rochester Pub, 502 Rochester Street; no reservations; hosted by Heather; (613) 233-2103
  • Every Monday: 7 pm at the Kent Street Royal Oak, 180 Kent near Laurier; street parking; hosted by Patrick; call (613) 422-8269
  • Every Monday: 7:30 pm at Ps and Qs, 779 Bank in the Glebe; street parking; hosted by Geoff Paquet (note: this location requires $1 from each player; call (613) 762-7297
  • Every Monday: 9 pm at the Lieutenant's Pump, 361 Elgin; street parking; crowded; reservations accepted; hosted by Paul; call (613) 238-2949
  • Every Monday: 8 pm at the Keystorm Pub, 2 Courthouse Avenue in Brockville; call (613) 345-0404
  • Every Tuesday: 7:00 pm at Pour Boy; 2nd floor, 495 Somerset St W at Lyon, street parking, crowded; hosted by Mark; call (613) 695-7687
  • Every Tuesday: 7:00 pm at Irene's Pub, 885 Bank Street in the Glebe; somewhat crowded; hosted by Tom; call (613) 230-4474
  • Every Tuesday: 7:30 pm at Moose McGuires, 3320 McCarthy Rd in Ottawa Sourh, street parking; hosted by Geoff; call (613) 680-4411
  • Every Tuesday: 8:00 pm at Hooley's, 292 Elgin Street; street parking; somewhat crowded; hosted by Paul; call (613) 236-5233
  • Every Tuesday: 8:00 pm at the Centrepointe Royal Oak, 117 Centrepointe Dr (out back); hosted by Jenn; street parking, (613) 695-2800
  • Every Wednesday: 7 pm at O'Grady's Outpost, in the Greenboro Plaza at 25 Tapiola Crescent, near Albion Road hosted by Ben; parking, call (613) 248-8140
  • Every Wednesday, starting Apr 15: 7:00 pm at Time Out, 3094 Carling Ave; hosted TBA; call (613) 726-3883
  • Every Wednesday: 7 pm at the Bank Royal Oak, 318 Bank St, between Maclaren and Gilmour; sometimes crowded; hosted by Paul; street parking, call (613) 236-0190
  • Every Wednesday: 7 pm at the Laurier Royal Oak, 161 Laurier E near UOttawa (in Sandy Hill); street parking; somewhat crowded; hosted by Kevin; (613) 230-9223
  • Every Wednesday: 7 pm (8 pm during the winter half of the year) at the Canal Royal Oak, 221 Echo Drive (upstairs); some parking; hosted by Mark; call (613) 234-3700
  • Every Thursday: 7 pm at the Arrow and Loon Pub, 99 Fifth Avenue (Fifth Avenue Court); indoor/outdoor parking; no reservations; crowded hosted by Paul; (613) 237-0448
  • Every Thursday: 7:00 pm at Pour Boy; 2nd floor, 495 Somerset St W at Lyon, street parking, crowded; hosted by Megan; call (613) 695-7687
  • Every Thursday: 7 pm at the Celtic Cross, 343 Somerset Street West (off Bank); street parking; no reservations; hosted by Jeremy; (613) 695-1685
  • Every Saturday: 7:00 pm at the Kanata Royal Oak, 329 March Road, street parking; hosted by Willem; call (613) 591-3895
  • Every Sunday: 4:00 pm at St. Louis Wings, 399 Elgin at Frank; street parking; hosted by Adam; call (613) 231-1116
  • Every Sunday: 7:30 pm at Wellington Royal Oak at 1217 Wellington St off Holland, street parking; no reservations; somewhat crowded, hosted by Kim; (613) 728-6661
  • Every Sunday: 7:30 pm at the Westboro Clocktower, 418 Richmond Rd; reservations accepted, hosted by Heather; (613) 680-5883

Our format works like this:

  • 10 multiple choice questions
  • 5 "sound byte" questions, typically music clips
  • Quickies: 9 "fill in the blank" questions
  • 12 open ended questions
  • Mini-theme: 5 questions on a given theme
  • Box of Trivia: questions from a rotating set of games
  • Picture This: ID the pictures
  • Wild Card: works a bit like Final Jeopardy
  • Rush Round: the sooner you know, the more points you get