Where to Play Trivia in Bellingham and Whatcom County

If Bellingham has one thing, it's bars and breweries. Which means there are a TON of places to play trivia! Here are the best spots in and around Bellingham to play, either for free or for a small buy-in fee. Most bars allow teams of around 4-6 players, so gather your friends (the smart ones, of course), and head out for a night of deep thinking and beer drinking. Most bars offer prizes, from cash to gift cards to free food, so make sure to bring your A-game. 

Price: Free entry

Team Size: Max of 7 players

Prizes: 

  • 1st Place: “Winning team gets some free bachoes or pretzel nugs and – a mystery SHWAG BAG!”
  • 2nd Place: Free bachoes or pretzel nugs (Free appetizer)  
  • 3rd place: Free bachoes or pretzel nugs (Free appetizer)

The theme varies week to week. Some weeks are general bar trivia, some are more specific. An example of a past theme is fantasy universes, where each round covers a series (e.g. Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings.) Check Instagram and Facebook ahead of time for theme announcements!

Check here for days and times. 

Team Size: 1-10 players

Prizes:

  • 1st place in each round wins a $25 gift card. 
  • 2nd place wins a $15 gift card. 
  • The team that comes second-to-last wins a free pizza. 

There are two rounds...so there's potential to take home $50 if you win both rounds!!

Flatstick uses a service called Sporcle to run their trivia. Themes are diverse and not revealed beforehand. Sporcle has a leaderboard feature that tracks regular and returning teams. 

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Price: $2 per person 

Team Size: 6 players

Prize: Cash pot

Bring your brain, and come drink some beer! Trivia Night is back in person at K2. There's limited availability for seating so come early to claim your spot. 

While you're there, enjoy 20+ beers on tap, food trucks on a rotating schedule, and a huge beer garden! Get some!

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  • Price: $2 per person
  • Team Size: 1-6 players
  • Prize: 1st prize is the entire cash pot, 2nd and 3rd get food vouchers.

Price: $2 entry per person

Team Size: Max 4 players per team

Get there early for the best seats. (This trivia night fills up fast with intellectuals!!) 

Be warned: Stones Throw trivia is notoriously hard to win. The themes are hinted at in advance on their Instagram. Usually, one or two rounds are based on the theme. 

Check here for days and times. 

Price: $2 entry per person

Teams: 1-4 people 

Winners receive a prize!

Enjoy Zeek's delicious pizza, salads, and TONS of local and PNW beer options while you play. 

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Archer Ale House 


District Brewing 

  • Price: $2 per player
  • Team Size: 6 players
  • Prize: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams win a prize. 1st place wins all the cash from the buy-in!!!
  • TRIVIA DRINK SPECIAL: $1 off District pints
  • Check here for days and times.


Schweinhaus Beirgarten  

  • Price: $2 
  • Team Size: 6 players
  • Prize: Winner takes cash pot
  • Themes: There are six rounds of trivia. You can expect a couple silly themes like "The Muppets," but the rest are standard general knowledge. Occasionally the bar will host a themed night like Star Wars Trivia. Normally, themes are kept a secret, but occasionally you can find them in advance on Schewinhaus's Instagram. 
  • Check their IG story for days and times. 


Time & Materials

  • Price: Free 
  • Team Size: 4 players
  • Prize: Top teams receive a prize!
  • Themes: Five categories of general knowledge questions. 
  • Check here for days and times.
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