304 Bowery (@ 1st Street)

By subway: take the 6 to Bleeker/Lafayette or the B, D, F, M to Broadway/Lafayette

Every Wednesday night since February 2006, TriviaNYC has hosted the Drunken Smartass Olympics, a weekly trivia party with many prizes of various stripes and rivers of cheap alcohol for those who do.

Twelve-plus years on from those humble beginnings, we come up with 51 fresh questions every week on as wide a range of topics as we possibly can, from ancient history and mythology to the latest trap single, from Cleopatra to Queen Latifah, from Richard the Lionheart to Richard Nixon, from Bauhaus to Acid House, from the Renaissance to Ren & Stimpy, from Marie Curie to Vindaloo Curry, from religion to Bad Religion, from Shakespeare to Shakur. (We try.)

Each week features an “On This Day In History” round, a rapid-fire “Name Threes” round, and the best-curated audio round in the city. We take pride in the quality of our questions. It’s what keeps people coming back.

No cover, teams of up to 6 players allowed (more than that & you just play as two or more teams; no big deal). Frequent drink specials, high-quality bar food, a dozen or so beers on tap. Come early, as Happy Hour is a real bargain, and tables tend to fill up.