It’s a Monday morning and the ‘work-week’ has begun again, but I’m not upset – in fact, I’m thrilled! Monday night is the night my friends and I all get together for a beer, and to scour the recesses of our brains for odd tidbits of knowledge in pop culture, geography, sports, and history.
Monday night is Trivia Night!
Well, it is Monday for my gang and our favourite ‘Not-your-typical-Pub-Quiz’ event, but trivia nights/pub quizzes abound across Montreal’s bar-scape.
Each pub does it a little differently, with a revered figure of “Quiz Master” calling the shots. There are often music or video rounds, occasionally charades or other hilarious deviations from the standard list of Trivia questions.
While you may be wondering how what is essentially an extra-curricular test could be considered ‘fun’, the hilarious team names, the uproar when obscure answers are revealed, the camaraderie, and of course the drink specials all help create a social, relaxed atmosphere for trying desperately to recall the names Ross’s baby on Friends, or the third longest river in the world (the answers are Ben, and the Yangtze, respectively… in case you were wondering). Also, there are often prizes for winning teams, such as rounds of drinks or food vouchers for the pub.
If you’re finding your week long and the cold/dark of winter dragging, grab some friends check out your local watering hole to see if they have a quiz night, or try one of these:
Fiddler’s Green: Sundays
Lord William: Mondays
Bar Le Vestiaire : Mondays (FR)
PGSS trivia nights: Tuesdays
Ye Olde Orchard – Plateau: Wednesdays