Tuesdays 8-10pm; freeThis laid-back night has been around for more than seven years and got a thumbs from Time Out New York staff for its amicable mix of pop culture and serious trivia questions. The winner gets a $25 bar tab, and there are bonus prizes of free shots between rounds. Past categories have ranged from the visual (matching photos of presidents to their veeps), musical (knowledge of the Beach Boys and the Velvet Underground recommended), Marvel comic books, mythological creatures and fictional bands from TV and film. They’ve even had participants guess the title of a highly respected famous work of literature based on the one-star reviews it received on Amazon.
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