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This list is as of November 2022. Please visit the Ottawa Trivia League page on Facebook for more current information.

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 trophy 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 Queen Street Fare/Bar Robo, 170 Queen, Geoff hosts; call (613) 782-3885
  • Every Monday: 6:30 pm at the Lieutenant's Pump, 361 Elgin Street, Paul hosts; call (613) 238-2949
  • Every Monday: 7:00 pm, Kent Royal Oak, 180 Kent Street, Jefferson hosts; call (613) 422-8269
  • Every Monday: 9:00 pm at the Lieutenant's Pump, 361 Elgin Street, Paul hosts; call (613) 238-2949
  • Every Tuesday: 7:00 pm at the Irene's, 885 Bank, Tom hosts; call (613) 230-4474
  • Every Tuesday: 7:00 pm at the Beechwood Royal Oak (1Up), 1 Beechwood Avenue; Paul hosts; call (613) 680-1130
  • Every Tuesday: 7:00 pm at the Pour Boy, 495 Somerset St W; Mark hosts; call (613) 695-7687
  • Every Tuesday: 7;00 pm at the Royal Oak at Bank and Gloucester, 188 Bank; Patrick hosts; call (613) 232-1057
  • Every Tuesday: 7:00 pm at the Centrepointe Royal Oak, 117 Centrepointe Drive, Unit 105; Andrea hosts; call (613) 695-2800
  • Every Tuesday: 7:00 pm at the Hunt Club Royal Oak at Uplands, 800 Hunt Club Road; Michael hosts; call (613) 248-1901
  • Every Tuesday: 7:30 pm at the Orleans Royal Oak, 1981 St. Joseph Blvd; Judy hosts; call (613) 834-9005
  • Every Wednesday: 7:00 pm at the Bank Royal Oak at Maclaren, 318 Bank St; Jason hosts; call (613) 236-0190
  • Every Wednesday: 7:00 pm at the O'Grady's Outpost, 25 Tapioca Crescent; Liz hosts; call (613) 800-1033
  • Every Wednesday: 7:30 pm at the Barrhaven Royal Oak, 4110 Strandherd Dr, Nepean; Genevieve hosts; call (613) 825-8251
  • Every Thursday: 7:00 pm at the Southside Tap and Grill, 4 Lorry Greenberg Dr; Johnathan hosts; call (613) 739-4907
  • Every Thursday: 7:00 pm at the Stittsville Royal Oak, every SECOND Thursday, 6160 Hazeldean Rd; Patrick hosts; call (613) 672-3000 (begins Jan 19, 2022
  • Every Saturday: 7:00 pm at the Kanata Royal Oak, 329 March Rd; rotating hosts; call (613) 591-3895
  • Every Sunday: 7:00 pm at the Wellington Royal Oak at Hinton, 1217 Wellington St; Jason and Kim alternate as hosts; call (613) 728-6661

Our format works like this:

  • 11 multiple choice questions
  • 5 "sound byte" questions, typically music clips
  • Quickies: 9 "fill in the blank" questions
  • 11 open ended questions
  • Mini-theme: 5 questions on a given theme
  • Box of Trivia: questions from a rotating set of games
  • Fox Hunt: up to three guesses
  • Number Question (also a tiebreaker)
  • Picture This: ID the pictures
  • Wild Card: works a bit like Final Jeopardy
  • Rush Round: the sooner you know, the more points you get