The round-up: Brisbane’s best trivia nights
If you’ve ever found yourself sitting on the couch watching The Chase and thought the questions weren’t that hard, you might want to consider joining a trivia team. The high-stakes world of pub trivia is one of the most entertaining ways to spend a weeknight, with just about every night of the week boasting a trivia night somewhere. Not only is trivia sociable, entertaining and good for the brain it is also a relatively inexpensive way to spend an evening. Simply pick a spot from our comprehensive list and then all you’ll need to do is come up with a cool team name! Might we suggest Quizteama Aguilera, Risky Quizness or Trivia Newton John?
Sometimes you need something to look forward to in order to help ease you into the working week. Trivia is the perfect remedy for the Monday blues, so book you and your team in for the legendary Harry’s Trivia at The Brunswick Hotel in New Farm. Out on the west side of town, The Jindalee Hotel kicks the week off with some head-scratching fun. QuizzaMe also starts the week with some head-scratching fun at Buffalo Bar, while newcomers Trivia Mill set up shop at Brew Master’s in Grange, Jindalee Tavern, Murrumba Downs Tavern and at the Gem Hotel in Alberton on Monday nights for weekly trivia.
Keep up your momentum with another night of brain-scratching fun. Harry’s Trivia is on at several locations across town, including the Story Bridge Hotel in Kangaroo Point and The Brunswick Hotel in New Farm. One of the savviest trivia groups in Brisbane is the Man vs. Bear crew. Known for putting on some of the most popular one-off themed trivia nights in town, the team also host regular quiz nights every week. On Tuesday, we suggest heading to The Flying Cock for some bonafide hilarity. Quiz Meisters is another collective of trivia troubadours that take over several pubs around Brisbane each week. Catch them on Tuesdays at The Glen in Eight Mile Plains, Tide Wine Bar in Manly, the Newmarket Hotel, Pincadia, the Alderley Arms Hotel, The Royal Exchange Hotel, and Kedron Park Hotel. Funky Bunch Trivia has arrived in Brisbane, setting up nights at the Hamilton Hotel and Birdees on Tuesday evenings. The Trivia Mill team takes over Aether Brewing in Milton, Brighton Hotel, Captain Cook Hotel in Kippa-Ring, Beach House Bar and Grill at Chermside and Garden City, Stone’s Corner Hotel, Finnigan’s Chin in Keperra, The Gap Tavern, West End’s Archive Beer Boutique for some cheeky Tuesday teamwork as well.
The end of hump day is worth celebrating, which is why Wednesday has plenty of trivia nights to look forward to. InnQUIZitive hosts a weekly night at Spring Hill’s International Hotel, while the ever-reliable Harry’s Trivia has five spots to try, including the Norman Park Bowls Club, Souths Sports Club, Ferny Grove Tavern, Wests Rugby Club in Toowong, Copperface Jacks in West End and the Lord Stanley Hotel in East Brisbane. Man vs. Bear puts on some stellar pop-culture trivia at Netherwold in The Valley and at Shady Palms in Stones Corner. Quiz Meisters also operate on Wednesdays with trivia nights taking place at Welcome to Bowen Hills, Oxford 152, Jimmy Rods Shave Saloon Bar & Kitchen, Newstead Brewing Co. at Milton, The Stables Craft Bar & Kitchen, and at Saccharomyces Beer Cafe, which likes to get boastful with its trivia offering by hosting ‘The World’s Least Shit Pub Trivia’ (their words). The Funky Bunch hosts trivia evenings at the Waterloo Hotel in The Valley and The Sporting Globe in Chermside, while Trivia Mill can be found at Collective Kitchen and Bar, Forest Lake Tavern, Three Little Pigs Tavern at Stafford, Crown Hotel in Lutwyche, Salisbury Hotel, The Paddo Tavern and Chermside Tavern.
The week might be cooling down, but trivia nights across town are still keeping things heated. The Brightside operates a trivia night in the valley on Thursdays, as does Kettle & Tin in Paddington, Mick O’Malley’s in The City, Pineapple Hotel in Kangaroo Point, the Coorparoo RSL and Victoria Park. Harry’s Trivia is also keeping things interesting well into the week, with teams encouraged to sign up at Gallopers Sports Club in Ascot, Kedron’s Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Fritzenberger on Caxton Street, Prince of Wales Hotel in Nundah, Bellbowrie Tavern and the Norman Park Bowls Club for trivia shenanigans. The fun doesn’t stop there – Quiz Meisters keep the good times rolling with a host of nights at the Holland Park Hotel, the Albion Hotel, The Wickham and All Inn Brewing Co. On Thursdays, Trivia Mill pops up at the Full Moon Hotel in Sandgate and the Gumdale Tavern.
A few spots around Brisbane host monthly trivia nights that are well worth booking in for ahead of time. Saint Lucy Caffe e Cucina also brings people together on the last Wednesday of every month for trivia, with ticket prices including a drink and a focaccia to share. Finally, if you consider yourself a music buff, The Triffid hosts monthly trivia nights on all things song. Winners can score themselves passes to any gig at The Triffid, which is a prize well worth turning up for.