by Savannah Evanoff
If you live for nail-biting questions and the spirit of competition, it might be time for trivia.
Plus, you could win something.
Northwest Florida offers various restaurants and venues to play live, interactive trivia and automated trivia.
David Coffin, general manager at World of Beer in Destin, said an emcee hosts live trivia at the pub covering a broad range of categories from sports to history.
“It’s uplifting,” Coffin said. “It’s very energetic. We have music that plays during that time. It’s a really great vibe.”
Check out the trivia listings below to find out more about trivia at World of Beer and many other local spots.
Live trivia often involves a host guiding trivia of different categories.
Donna Burdick, a Fort Walton Beach resident, plays trivia with a team of six at Lucky Catch Bar & Bites in Destin. The trivia offers a wide variety of questions, but Burdick’s specialty is pop culture, she said.
“Some people know a little more about television, and other people know more about science and astronomy,” Burdick said. “It’s a really good mix.”
Burdick’s current Lucky Catch Bar & Bites team is on a winning streak, she said.
“We’ve won four or five times in a row,” Burdick said.
Burdick hopes the group will continue to win, as they receive a $25 gift card for each win.
“I do discover previously unknown depths of competitiveness when I do (trivia),” Burdick said. “I think I’m laid back, but then I get competitive.”
Lucky Catch Bar & Bites
When: 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month
Where: Whole Foods Market Destin, 4402 Legendary Drive, Destin
To verify times, call 269-7400 or visit facebook.com/Wholefoodsdestin/.
Lucky Catch Bar & Bites, a bar attached to Whole Foods Market Destin, hosts trivia at least once a month. The first place winner receives a $25 gift card, and the second place winner receives a free pizza. Tuesday nights are also $5 pizza nights.
Props Brewery & Grill
When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays
Where: Shoppes at Paradise Pointe, 255 Miracle Strip Parkway SE No. 19, Fort Walton Beach
To verify times, call 586-7117 or visit facebook.com/PropsBreweryAndGrill/.
Geeks Who Drink sponsors live trivia at Props Brewery & Grill with an emcee.
World of Beer
When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays
Where: 4285 Legendary Drive, Destin
To verify times, call 424-7939 or visit facebook.com/wobdestin/.
World of Beer in Destin offers live trivia with gift cards for the winners. First place receives a $50 gift card, 2nd place a $30 gift card and 3rd place a $20 gift card.
Many restaurants and bars in the area offer Buzztime trivia, an automated trivia using electronics.
Bill Campbell, a Fort Walton Beach resident, plays Buzztime trivia daily at The Boathouse Landing in Valparaiso to keep his mind sharp, he said. He often plays with a group of retired Air Force members, and their life experiences cover many disciplines.
The trivia offers many topics, but Campbell is most well-versed in sports, he said. His knowledge of Babe Ruth’s baseball jersey number was one of his latest sports trivia triumphs.
“It’s an electronic version of Trivial Pursuit,” Campbell said. “It’s fun, and it’s educational. Believe it or not, you learn stuff.”