There’s nothing like a rowdy pub trivia session to help stave off any midweek boredom. A spot of friendly competition, a few cold brews and the chance to score yourself some sweet cash and prizes…what could be better? Luckily, this pub-packed city of ours has no shortage of quiz-tastic options to help jazz up your week. Fire up that brain and check out our line-up of some of Melbourne’s best trivia nights.
Spread Eagle Hotel Trivia Nights
Round out your Sunday with some cerebral fun, at The Spready’s long-running weekly trivia session, hosted by Melbourne Trivia Company. Kicking off at 3pm each Sunday, it’s free to play, plus there’s some great food and drink specials to enjoy while you’re there – think, $3.50 Coldstream Cider pots and $16 parma varieties, on offer all day long.
Sundays @ The Local Taphouse Trivia Nights
End your weekend on a high note, with The Local Taphouse’s legendary Sunday trivia night. Hosted by a champ called Janet, it kicks off at 7.30pm down in the front bar, featuring a fun-filled line-up of music puzzles, general knowledge teasers and top-shelf banter. It’s free to play and, amongst other prizes, there’s lots of delicious beer to be won.
Hard Rubbish Trivia Nights
As Preston’s cheery, home-spun neighbourhood haunt, Hard Rubbish is exactly where you want to hang out on a cruisy Thursday evening. Especially now that it dishes up a different themed trivia night each week, pulling a crowd of fun folk keen to test their pop culture smarts. Recent themes include Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Buffy, Harry Potter and The X-Files. Bookings are a must.
Lulie St Tavern Trivia Nights
It’s got a new name and a new location (just across the road), but Abbotsford’s Lulie is still dishing up that same ol’ trivia night you know and love. Hosted by Dan and Brendo from 8pm each Thursday, this pub-style quiz is packed with fun and games, booze giveaways and prizes, for all to enjoy. Get in early to take advantage of the extended happy hours and to grab yourself a pre-trivia feed.

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Lucky Coq Trivia Nights
For a midweek brain boost, served with a big side of fun, you can count on Lucky Coq’s popular hump day trivia session. From 8.30pm each Wednesday, the Windsor bar promises to cheer you right up, as you engage in a battle of the brains, angling for one of the many great prizes up for grabs. Don’t forget, there’s also $4 pizzas and jaffles, on offer from 7-11pm.
Wednesdays @ The Corner Hotel Trivia Nights
More than just a rocking live music venue, Richmond’s Corner Hotel also has your weekly trivia fix sorted, hosting a rock and pop culture quiz session from 8pm each Wednesday. It’s been running for over a decade and it always pulls a crowd, with lots of fab prizes up for grabs. As for brain food, the $20 trivia meal deal – a glass of wine or a pot, matched with a veggie pasta or chicken parma – is always a winner.
Wednesdays @ Back Alley Sally’s Trivia Nights
Footscray favourite Back Alley Sally’s knows exactly how to turn your hump day frown upside down, and it involves Quiz Meisters Trivia and pizza. Head in each Wednesday for the chance to take home a $50 bar tab, or the second prize of a proper old-school meat tray. It’s free to enter, plus Slice Girls downstairs can hook you up with some delicious pizza while you play.
The George South Melbourne Trivia Nights
With 150 years under its belt, this South Melbourne pub clearly knows a few secrets to keeping its punters happy. And on Tuesdays, that involves Mish and Motsy’s rollicking trivia night, where you can try your hand at winning all sorts of great gear. The space is super comfy and that menu of pub grub is packed with delicious brain-food options.
Tuesdays @ The B.East
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Tuesdays @ The B.East Trivia Nights
The B.East might be best known for its jam-packed weekly gig lineup, but it also plays host to a cracking trivia night, from 8pm each Tuesday. Show off your smarts with a fun range of general knowledge, music and pop culture questions, and you could win a slab for your efforts. It’s free to play, plus there’s $9 pints of Two Birds at the bar.
Tuesdays @ Evie’s Disco Diner Trivia Nights
Fitzroy’s newest (and perhaps liveliest) trivia night happens at the recently launched Evie’s Disco Diner from 7pm each Tuesday. Hosted by the fabulous Tina Del Twist, it promises loads of laughs and the chance to win yourself free drinks each round. Entry’s free, plus the kitchen’s got you sorted with $10 burgers, in a range of vegan, vego and meaty options.