I Know I *Should* Be Excited About Pub Trivia In My ‘Hood Starting Up Tonight…But…

After about a six month hiatus, the pub trivia scene is “supposed” to start up again at Sticks in Ypsilanti, MI tonight. It used to be a regular trivia spot for my team, and is one of the places that me and my team first started playing way, way back in 2012. The show time has changed – the game starts at 6 p.m. instead of 9 p.m.

I’m not planning on bringing a team out for this game, but I have let at least one person on my team know about it. My primary teammates – me, Mike and Brad – are not interested in doing in-person trivia indoors until things settle down significantly with the pandemic. Brad is immunocompromised, I was germphobic long before we had a pandemic, and Mike – well, he’s actually started enjoying the virtual games! About those…

I have signed up for a “virtual” game at 8 p.m. tonight. It’s been more than a week since I’ve played a trivia game, so it’s time to scratch that itch!

Other “sort of” local spots offering in-person trivia (Sporcle Live) are The Owl in Milan, Hermann’s Olde Town Grille in Plymouth, Ashley’s in Ann Arbor, Homes Brewery in Ann Arbor, The Crow’s Nest in Canton, the Grand Tavern in Livonia, and – I think – some brewery in Novi.

Bobcat Bonnie’s in Ypsilanti is supposed to start August 26.

One of my friends on Facebook posted about having won a $10/second place prize at Homes – and said that the money covered ONLY ONE BEER! Yes, that beer at Homes is a bit TOO pricey for me! I don’t care how good everyone says the beer is – for that amount of money, there better be a $5 bill taped to the bottom of my glass!

The My Trivia Live league has also started opening up some former trivia spots. Local spots that I know of offering MTL trivia include McShane’s Pub and Bobby McShanes. I haven’t really been keeping up with all of the MTL spots doing trivia, so here is a current list:

UPDATED TUESDAY, AUGUST 11th @ 12:00 PM

Here is a list of venues where you can play My Trivia Live:

**MONDAYS**
Northern Oak Brewery – 806 N Saginaw St, Holly MI @ 7:00 (YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SPOT!)

O’Malleys Supper, Spirits and Song – 15231 Farmington, Livonia MI @ 8:00

O’Toole’s – 205 West 5th St, Royal Oak MI @ 6:30

Palmer House – 31150 Palmer Rd, Westland MI @ 7:00

The Draft – 128 Miller Rd, Swartz Creek MI @ 7:00

Timothy’s Pub – 2890 Robert T. Longway Blvd, Flint MI @ 7:00 (YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SPOT!)

NEW SHOW: Bob’s Bar – 725 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids MI @ 7:00

NEW SHOW: Library Taphouse & Kitchen – 3725 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo MI @ 8:00

NEW SHOW: Old Burdick’s at Wings West – 5076 Sports Dr, Kalamazoo MI @ 7:00

**TUESDAYS**
Casey’s of Walled Lake – 1003 West Maple Rd, Walled Lake MI @ 8:00 (NOTE: This show starts August 18th – YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SPOT!)

John Cowley and Sons – 33338 Grand River Ave, Farmington MI @ 7:00

JP McGuire’s Bar N Grill – 21138 Goddard Rd., Taylor MI @ 8:00

McShane’s – 2203 Ellsworth Rd., Ypsilanti MI @ 8:00

Penalty Box – 2400 Owen Rd., Fenton MI @ 7:00

Scooters – 6004 Torrey Rd, Flint MI @ 7:00

Sharky’s Sports Bar – 4050 S. Center Rd, Flint MI @ 7:00 (My ViewPoint game)

Slinger’s – 111791 Farmington, Livonia MI @ 8:00

Sports Venue – 6327 Middlebelt Rd, Garden City MI @ 7:00 PM

Tee Bone’z Tavern – 4900 S Old US Hwy 23, Brighton MI @ 8:00

NEW SHOW: Blind Squirrel Tavern – 19 W. Main St, Fremont MI @ 7:00

NEW SHOW: Brewery Terra Firma – 2959 Hartman Rd, Traverse City MI @ 7:00

NEW SHOW: Limelight Grill and Bar – 30200 Van Dyke Ave, Warren MI @ 8:00

NEW SHOW: Sister Lakes Brewing Company – 92500 County Rd 690, Dowagiac MI @ 7:00

NEW SHOW: Uccello’s Ristorante – 3940 Rivertown Pkwy SW, Grandville MI @ 7:00

**WEDNESDAYS**
Bench Pub – 33653 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI @ 8:00

Common Pub – 5440 Cass Ave, Detroit MI @ 7:00 (NOTE: New show time!)

Crow’s Nest Bar and Grill – 6166 N. Canton Center Rd, Canton MI @ 8:30

The Draft – 128 Miller Rd, Swartz Creek MI @ 7:00 (My ViewPoint game)

Foutch’s Pub – 1477 S. Linden Rd, Flint MI @ 7:00

Montrose Pub – 10174 Vienna Rd, Montrose MI @ 7:00

On the Rocks – 28167 John R. Rd, Madison Heights MI @ 8:00

Randy’s Bar and Grill – 25122 Warren Rd, Dearborn Heights MI @ 8:00

Sharky’s Sports Bar – 4050 S. Center Rd, Flint MI @ 7:00

Stingers Bar and Grill – 49110 Grand River, Wixom MI @ 8:00

Timothy O’Malley’s Pub – 6752 Allen Rd, Allen Park MI @ 7:00

NEW SHOW: Bob’s Bar – 725 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids MI @ 7:30

NEW SHOW: Cheers – 3994 Plainfield Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI @ 8:00

NEW SHOW: G’s Pizzeria – 2775 S Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion MI @ 7:00

NEW SHOW: JB’s Whskey Old Style Grill – 3905 West Dickman Rd, Springfield MI @ 7:00

NEW SHOW: North 11 – 5585 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo MI @ 7:00

NEW SHOW: Rogue River Tavern – 4 N Main St, Rockford MI @ 7:00

NEW SHOW: Village Inn Sports Grill – 2215 44th St, Grand Rapids MI @ 7:00

NEW SHOW: Village Inn Sports Grill – 934 Washington Ave, Holland MI @ 7:00

**THURSDAYS**
Benny’s Pizza Pub – 31525 Joy Rd, Westland MI @ 7:30

Casey’s of Walled Lake – 1003 West Maple Rd, Walled Lake MI @ 8:00 (NOTE: This show starts August 20th – YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SPOT!)

Foutch’s Pub – 1477 S. Linden Rd, Flint MI @ 7:00 (My ViewPoint game)

Jester’s – G3112 N. Center Rd, Flint MI @ 7:00

John Cowley and Sons – 33338 Grand River Ave, Farmington MI @ 7:00

Kickers Sports Bar & Grill – 5577 S Saginaw St, Flint MI @ 7:00 (YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SPOT!)

NEW SHOW: Cheers – 3994 Plainfield Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI @ 8:00

NEW SHOW: Florentine Ristorante/Sports Bar – 3245 28th St SW #1422, Grandville MI @ 7:30 PM (NOTE: This show begins August 20th)

NEW SHOW: G’s Pizzeria – 3823 Bay Road, Saginaw MI @ 7:00

NEW AHOW: Getaway Grille & Cubbie Bar – 9489 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman MI @ 8:00

NEW SHOW: Gull Lake Distilling Company – 92 E Michigan Ave, Galesburg MI @ 7:30

NEW SHOW: Red’s Sports Bar – 661 S. Broadway St, Middleville MI @ 7:30

NEW SHOW: Vestal Inn – 6255 W River Dr NE, Belmont MI @ 7:00

**FRIDAYS**
Bobby McShanes – 19350 Sumpter Rd, Belleville MI @ 9:00

E.G. Nicks – 500 Forest St, Plymouth MI @ 9:00

Walter’s Bar – 37452 W. Huron River Drive, Romulus MI @ 7:30

**SATURDAYS**
E.G. Nicks – 500 Forest St, Plymouth MI @ 9:00 (My ViewPoint game)

Livonia Elks – 31117 Plymouth Rd, Livonia MI @ 6:30 (Open to the public!)

Sheehan’s on the Green – 39450 5 Mile Rd, Livonia MI @ 8:00

NEW SHOW: Sports Center Cafe – 3957 56th St SW, Wyoming MI @ 7:30

**SUNDAYS**
Northville Eagles -113 S Center St Northville, MI @ 6:00 (Open to the public, last Sunday of the month)

Sports Venue – 6327 Middlebelt Rd, Garden City MI @ 7:00 PM

NEW SHOW: Cheers – 3994 Plainfield Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI @ 7:00

We recommend making reservations before you attend a My Trivia Live show! We will be adding more and more venues as they return. Some are waiting a few weeks to reopen. Others have told us we’ll be back later in summer!

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