The second biggest beer drinking activity we imported from Britain, right after fighting and passing out, is the pub quiz. It's more a civilized, cerebral form of combat performed in teams. Everyone knows teamwork increases your trivia response rates and collective IQ. Teams increase beer consumption, too.
Basically, the pub quiz is a great way for bars to bring in people on a slow night and drive them to drink beer out of sheer boredom. Anyway, Mr and Mrs Know-it-alls, the Rogues Roost (5435 Spring Garden) has a popular trivia night on Wednesdays. It starts at 10pm but tables fill up quickly, so arrive early. The Colby Ale House (920 Cole Harbour Road) holds them on Tuesdays (the answer is always Sidney Crosby). Pogue Fado's (1581 Barrington) trivia night is on Tuesdays and apparently, it's jam-packed as well.