There’s nothing like a bit of friendly competition to help blast away those midweek blues, especially when that involves showing off your knowledge of random facts during a lively pub trivia session. And in this city, there’s a whole swag of them to choose from, happening every night of the week. Grab your mates and prepare to test those brain cells – here’s our pick of Sydney’s best trivia nights.
The Bellevue Trivia Nights
Swap those Monday blues for upbeat vibes, at The Bellevue’s popular weekly trivia night. From 7pm each Monday, host Mike throws down a huge array of questions, with spot giveaways throughout the night and big prizes for teams placing first and second. As an added bonus, the kitchen does a $15 schnitty and the bar’s got $15 Hahn jugs, to ensure that brain of yours is firing on all cylinders.
Mondays @ The Sir William Wallace Hotel Trivia Nights
It might be named after a Scottish knight, but The Sir William Wallace serves up a classic Aussie pub quiz, from 7.30pm each Monday. This one’s hosted by the famed Geoffrey Ogden-Browne, with wine prizes up for grabs throughout the night and a one-question cash jackpot that increases each week. Grab a burger to feast on while you play.
Mondays @ The Union Hotel Trivia Nights
What better way to start your week, than with a brain-boosting trivia sesh and a protein hit? From 7.30pm each Monday, The Union Hotel hosts its fab weekly pub quiz, complete with tricky questions, giveaways aplenty and a first-place prize of $75. Get in early to also enjoy a $15 steak night special and a few value-packed happy hour drinks (4-6pm).
Mondays @ The Wild Rover Trivia Nights
One of Surry Hills’ best-loved trivia nights happens upstairs at The Wild Rover each Tuesday. Not only is it a riot of an evening, there’s a huge $100 bar tab going to each week’s winning team. The cosy, Irish-inspired bar also has a banging whisky lineup and plenty in the way of brain food – think, house-made sausage rolls and Guinness-infused cottage pies.
Tuesdays @ 4 Pines Public House Trivia Nights
4 Pines Newport knows how to do Tuesday night right, and that involves some quiz action, a tasty feed and plenty of refreshing craft beer. Join in the fun from 5pm each Tuesday with a $25 burger-and-pint special, before settling in to test your smarts at that week’s themed trivia night (from 7pm). Best study up – there’s some sweet prizes in store for the top teams.
Tuesdays @ The Royal Albert Hotel Trivia Nights
Prefer your pub quiz with a musical edge? Get down to Surry Hills’ Royal Albert Hotel each Tuesday for its long-running Dirty Thunder Music Trivia, hosted by comedian Bec Charlwood. To match, there are some killer burgers sailing from the kitchen and a downright fabulous craft beer rotation. Head in early for $5 happy hour drinks, on offer from 4-6pm.
All Hands Brewing House Trivia Nights
Trivia night at King Street Wharf’s newest brewpub happens every second Wednesday, offering one of the heftiest quiz prize hauls around. The brainiest team scores a huge $100, with $50 for the second place winner and $25 for third, plus loads of spot prizes up for grabs throughout the night. Happy hour runs from 4-7pm and the kitchen’s dishing up a ripper $15 wings special to boot.
Monthly Wednesdays @ The Woollahra Hotel Trivia Nights
The best antidote to hump day brain fog is a good ol’ trivia night sesh, like the one going off at The Woollahra Hotel one Wednesday a month. Each one boasts a different theme, testing your knowledge on a topic like Game Of Thrones, Friends, or even Family Guy. To round out the fun, there’s a range of $15 dinner specials, plus $6 pints at the bar.
The Royal Leichhardt Trivia Nights
Thursday evening at this well-loved Leichhardt pub promises buckets of fun for all, with a popular weekly trivia night firing from 7pm. Head in to test your knowledge, enjoy a few laughs and maybe even score one of the many great prizes up for grabs. As for dinner, the $25 one-kilo wings special should do the trick.
Thursdays @ The East Sydney Hotel Trivia Nights
Thursday night trivia at The East Sydney Hotel has a little bit of everything, hosted by the legendary Kierah from 7.30pm each week. There are plenty of great bar tab prizes up for grabs, not to mention a menu of downright delicious eats, both vegan and carnivore-friendly. Get in early if you want to secure a table.