Become a Host

As we expand here at Brain Sportz Trivia, we will be looking for qualified people to host weekly pub quizzes on a regular basis. If you want to be a Brain Sportz Trivia Host, below are some things you need to know…

  1. You should be reliable and punctual. If a quiz starts at 8PM, it does not mean you walk in to the venue at 8PM. Instead, it means at 8PM you are already at the bar, setup and ready to go. Get there a minimum of 15 minutes early to allow for setup time.
  2. You should feel comfortable speaking on a microphone and in front of large groups.
  3. You should have a general love or at least a strong like of trivia. Yes, it is a job,
    but every job is better when the person doing the job wants to be there.
  4. You should be able to relate well with other people and enjoy meeting new people.
  5. You should be able to adapt as a situation dictates. We will prepare you as best we can, but being able to think on your feet is always a plus. Examples include the following; technical glitches can come up, teams may argue why their answer should be acceptable, your laptop may die on you, etc. Any number of things could happen and being prepared and having the ability to adapt goes a long way towards making each night a success.
  6. You should have some personality. The trivia should always be the main focus, but interaction with players is important. If a team is the only one that comes up with an answer, acknowledge them. If a team comes up with a wrong but really funny answer, give them a shout out and perhaps even a point. Trivia isn’t the time to work on your stand-up routine, but is a time to shine. Let your personality show and have fun.
  7. Drinking on the job? Actually, this is perfectly acceptable. You are after all running a pub quiz so indulging in a beer or two as the night goes on is fine. Obviously, getting drunk is a no-no but there is no reason that you shouldn’t be able to sip a beer and ask some questions at the same time.
  8. At the end of the night, the main things to remember are to explain the rules clearly, enunciate when reading the questions, make sure to keep the night moving at a decent pace (a typical trivia night should be over and done within 2.5 hours). Be able to answer people’s questions and have fun.

Does this sound like you? If so, we would love to hear from you. Either email us at or call us at 773-661-9372. If you were to choose the former,
please tell us why you would make a great Brain Sportz Trivia host and how you stand out from the rest.


***ALL trivia nights start promptly at 8PM unless otherwise noted.***


Links Taproom

1559 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Trivia Specials:

$3 Bud Light Drafts! $20 Buckets Of You-Call-It Beer & It Comes With An Order Of Hushpuppies! $5 Tito's Vodka!

Mom's Place - A Chicago Gathering Spot @ 7:30

650 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Trivia Specials:

$3 Steak, Chorizo & Chicken Tacos! $5 Coronas & Margaritas!

Polk Street Pub @ 6:30

548 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Trivia Specials:

$7 Irish Stew! $8 Julie's Cabbage Rolls! $3 Bud Light! $3 Miller Lite! $3 Coors Light! $5 Guinness! $5 Patron Drinks!

Matilda @ 7:30

3101 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

Trivia Specials:

$4 Draft Specials! 3 Fish Tacos For $5!

Stanley's Kitchen & Tap @ 8:00

1970 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Trivia Specials:

$4 Pints For Samuel Adams Seasonal, Angry Orchard Hard Apple Cider & Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Ale! 6 Bud or Bud Light Buckets: $18! $16 For 10 Piece Fried Chicken Buckets!

Cleos @ 8:00

1935 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Trivia Specials:

$1.50 Beef, Chicken & Fish Tacos! $4 Flavored Vodka! $1 Off All Draft Beers!

Black Iron Tavern @ 7:00

401 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654

Trivia Specials:

$1 Wings & 1/2 Priced Specialty Cocktails!

Bar 63 @ 8:00

6341 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60660

Trivia Specials:

$2 Tacos! $4 2 For 1 Domestics!

Slainte Irish Pub @ 8:00

7505 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130

Trivia Specials:

$4 Absoluts! $11 Domestic Buckets! $18 Import Buckets!  $5 34oz Domestic Mugs! $2 Chicken & Fish Tacos! $3 Steak Tacos!

Output Lounge @ 8:00

1758 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Trivia Specials:

$2 Tacos! $8.99 Taco Salads! $5 Margaritas! $15 Estrella Jalisco Buckets! $18 Corona/Modelo Buckets! $5 Wansas Silver Tequila Shots!

Lake Street Pub Roselle @ 8:00

1270 Lake Street
Roselle, IL 60172

Trivia Specials:


Lincoln Park Stadium Bar & Grill @ 7:30

2423 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Trivia Specials:


Hax: Hops & Hamburgers @ 7:00

733 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Trivia Specials:

$15 Pitchers Of Local Craft Beers!