9 Best Trivia Nights in South Dakota

Do you have an encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture? What about history? Are you an expert in obscure facts? Then it’s time to put those skills to the test! South Dakota’s trivia nights are the perfect place to showcase them. From Sioux Falls’ pubs to Rapid City lounges, here are the best trivia nights in the state. 

Thirsty’s, Rapid City, SD

Thirsty’s is a favorite bar among locals, located conveniently in the heart of Rapid City. The brick building opens up to a classic pub atmosphere that is classy yet casual. The diverse and huge drink menu is complimented by a full food menu that includes favorites like burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more. Every Wednesday evening is trivia night, which includes prizes, raffles, and burger and drink specials. 

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BB’s Pub N Grill, Sioux Falls, SD

BB’s Pub N Grill is an entertaining and friendly neighborhood bar with delicious food and drink options. The menu includes options like nachos, buffalo wings with over a dozen flavor options, fries, soup, salad, wraps, baskets, chislic, burgers, chicken, macaroni and cheese, specialty sandwiches, Mexican fare like quesadillas and burritos, as well as breakfast and dessert options. This fun and lively pub also offers ping pong, darts, bean bags, pool, and touchscreen games! Their famous trivia nights are held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. If you just can’t get enough of BB’s Pub N Grill, check out their extreme bingo on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.

Varsity Pub, Vermillion, SD

Varsity Pub is one of Vermillion’s most popular sports bars. No matter the game day, this down-to-earth bar will be packed with loyal fans rooting for their teams while enjoying cold drinks and unbeatable food. If sports aren’t your thing, grab a drink and play a game of pool. One of their biggest events, however, is their trivia nights. These nights often have themes, so you can study up on the subject beforehand to get an upper hand on the competition! Check their Facebook page for upcoming trivia nights.

Wooden Legs Brewing Company, Brookings, SD

Located in the heart of downtown Brookings, Wooden Legs Brewing Company is an independent and creative craft brewing company that has quickly cemented itself in the town’s culinary scene. They offer 21 taps of both local and regional craft brews, as well as a full food menu that includes pizza, hoagies, deli sandwiches, and more. Make sure to come for their lively trivia nights, held every Tuesday evening!

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18th Amendment Neighborhood Bar, Sioux Falls, SD

18th Amendment Neighborhood Bar is the best place to grab a drink and relax in Sioux Falls! The staff and customers alike here are friendly and warm to everyone who comes through the door, giving the bar a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere. Not only that, but the pizza is to die for! The trivia games are held often and are always a barrel of laughs. Check their Facebook page for specific info about when trivia nights are held. 

Pounders Pub & Grub, Aberdeen, SD

There's something for every beer aficionado at Aberdeen’s famous Pounders Pub & Grub, as there are over 100 beers available! In addition to a huge variety of drinks, there is also a full food menu with fare like wings, chili and soup, hot dogs, quesadillas, cheese curds, chislic, nachos, sandwiches and melts, salads, burritos, pizzas, burgers, and desserts. Chow down and wash the meal down with a refreshing beer while playing a fun game of trivia. Trivia is held at this pub every Thursday night start starting at 8 p.m. Play to win prizes, beer swag, and a bar tab while enjoying drink and food specials. 

212 Boiling Point, Brandon, SD

212 Boiling Point is an animated and entertaining sports bar with 17 flat screen televisions, playing all kinds of sports games. You’ll never miss a play at this pub! If just watching sports and drinking cold brews isn’t enough, try your hand at their video lottery casino, Texas hold ’em, billiards, and other games, as well as a trivia night that always draws a huge crowd. Make sure to order some brain food from their full menu which includes fare like soup, salads, burgers, flatbreads, pizza, wings, sandwiches, wraps, baskets, pasta, broasted chicken, and desserts. 

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Spearfish Public House, Spearfish, SD

Located in the beautiful Black Hills town of Spearfish, Spearfish Public House is a favorite for grabbing a beer after a long day of work and relaxing in their casual yet fun atmosphere. Or grab a seat on their backyard patio and listen to live music from local musicians. Trivia is held every Thursday night starting at 6:30 p.m.

Joe’s Place Bar & Grill, Rapid City, SD

The saying at Joe’s is “we aren't fancy but we sure are fun,” and it couldn’t be truer! This bar has a welcoming atmosphere, mouthwatering food, and refreshing drinks all at reasonable prices. Check out their Facebook for information about trivia night and other special events.

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