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Get Your Game Face On! 6 Weekday Game Nights in LA for Brews and Competition

From Trivia to Turtle Races, These Happenings Are Sure to Add Some Mid-Week Fun to Your Calendar

Looking to take part in some friendly competition? Whether you’re planning an outing with your coworkers or getting your best group of gals together, game night is always a good idea. That said, if you’re tired of the same old Monopoly and wine pairing at home, there are plenty of lively LA bars and restaurants that up the ante. From turtle racing in Marina del Rey to trivia and bingo in Santa Monica, the possibilities for game nights in Los Angeles are endless. Plus, taking your game night out and about means being able to sip on one-of-a-kind beers and craft cocktails—making for a perfect date idea as well. Get the group chat ready for some brews and competition at these six LA hotspots. 


Tuesday Trivia at Brewport Tap House

When: Every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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Head to El Segundo for Tuesday Night Trivia at Brewport Tap House. From 7 to 9 p.m., groups gather to answer pop-culture trivia questions with a crisp beer in hand and some tasty bar food on deck. Tons of locals partake in this weekly tradition, and though you don’t have to have a large group to participate, the more the merrier—this is one of the best trivia nights in Los Angeles, after all!. The contemporary and sleek interior creates a more modern atmosphere that sets the scene in the tap room. When it comes to food, order the nachos, carne asada fries and smoked salmon dip for the table.

Location: El Segundo 


Music Bingo at Tavern on Main 

When: Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

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Looking for a new Wednesday activity on the Westside? Tavern on Main in Santa Monica serves innovative cocktails, quality craft beers and plenty of wine in the heart of Ocean Park. Though visiting this locally loved bar and restaurant is never a bad idea, music lovers will especially want to pop in every Wednesday. Starting at 7:30 p.m. (doors open a half hour before), Tavern on Main hosts Music Bingo. From iconic songs to legendary artists, this nostalgic game centers around all things music and melody. Show off your skills while sipping on a Cajun Bloody Mary, and end the evening by taking home the grand prize. 

Location: Santa Monica


Turtle Races at Brennan’s Pub

When: First and third Thursdays of each month

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Not interested in standard board games or trivia? Brennan’s Pub is sure to impress. Located in Marina del Rey, this unique Irish pub is best known for hosting turtle races every first and third Thursday of the month. Since 1975, Brennan’s has been bringing people together in the spirit of friendly competition for these iconic races. The first race of the evening starts at 8:30 p.m., with all proceeds from bets and tickets going to charity. Brennan’s also serves up some pretty great bar bites, and you can’t go wrong with the West Side Smashburger and some garlic knots in between races. 

Where: Marina del Rey


Cornhole Monday Nights at Audio Graph Beer Co.

When: Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

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Give your brain a break and master the art of hand-eye-coordination with some Monday night cornhole at Audio Graph Beer Co. in DTLA. Pick your perfect team and get ready for beers and burritos with your best buds. The games start at 7:30 p.m. and players need to register beforehand. Full teams are made up of four to six players, but signing up solo or with just one or two of your best friends means you’ll get the chance to mingle and make some new friends while you play. Shoot your best shot as you sip on craft brewskies in this spacious and industrial tap room that is a mainstay on any list of the best breweries in Los Angeles. 

Location: DTLA


Board Games + Brunch at Sorry Not Sorry

When: Saturday and Sunday 

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If you’re looking for things to do this weekend in Los Angeles, what could be better than bottomless mimosas and board games at brunch? From Giant Connect Four to Cards Against Humanity, Sorry Not Sorry in Sawtelle has plenty of table games that guests can enjoy on the spacious and charming outdoor patio. Post up at one of the white picnic tables with your favorite crew of coworkers and let the games begin! In addition to bottomless mimosas, you can also sip on Bloody Maria’s or house micheladas all day long while indulging in their famous French toast or the sweet and savory caramelized onion egg sandwich.

Location: Sawtelle 


Board Games + Shuffleboard at The Craftsman

When: Anytime

The Craftsman is a classic neighborhood bar located just across the street from the beach in Santa Monica. Order a house margarita or a sidecar before embarking on a game of Giant Jenga. If Giant Jenga is feeling a bit too risky, try your hand at shuffleboard. Whether you’re out with friends or looking to break the ice on a first date, The Craftsman is the perfect place for those looking to live like a local on the Westside. Though this bar is best known for their stiff drinks and lively atmosphere, the spicy tater tots will blow you away. 

Location: Santa Monica

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Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.




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