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Building a solid trivia team is a tricky venture -- you need a jock, an entertainment junkie, a book worm, a history buff and at some Dallas venues, someone who has really good aim with coasters. My biggest regret about dumping my college boyfriend was losing his endless knowledge of useless facts. Grab your smartest friends or ex-boyfriends and head to these bars to test your trivial strengths.
Definitely the toughest trivia in town, Sunday nights at this Irish pub attract brainiacs from all over Dallas. You'll need to do more than kiss the blarney stone to be competitive with these professional nerds. Do you know answers to obscure questions like, How many strands of hair does a My Little Pony have? What is the sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel? (answer: 666) Regulars like The Skinny Skiers do, but they were finalists to be on VH1's World Series of Pop Culture, so that's just not fair.
Bryan Street Tavern
Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at one of the best dive bars in Dallas, a bunch of smart-alecky trivia nerds eats delicious pizza, throws back a few brewskis and competes in a few rounds, with themes like "TV Shows Your Parents Watch," and a few name-that-tune rounds. There are a couple other bars in Dallas who use the Geeks Who Drink trivia chain, including Snookie's on Mondays, Nodding Donkey on Tuesdays and J. Black's on Wednesdays. But BST is the better bar and the questions are more audible.