The best pub trivia nights in Melbourne

Knowledge is power (and free jugs of beer) at these boozers
Pub trivia night at The B.EAST
Photograph: Vince Caligiuri
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Fancy yourself a bit of a general knowledge whiz? Put your brains to the test at these pub trivia nights, where questions on anything from film to sport are supplemented by cool beers and food specials.

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Ten great pub trivia nights in Melbourne

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Bars, Craft beer

Mrs Smith's Trivia at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel

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Best for: Collectors of kitsch knick-knacks

Pub trivia isn’t about winning prizes – except when that prize is a cheap plastic Jesus disco lamp. Then, you put your thinking cap on and pray your teammates know more about geography and history than you do. Fun collectables aside, the highlight of this weekly Sydney Road trivia night is its host, Mrs Smith. This fast-talking, joke-cracking quiz master has been slinging questions to punters for years in various pubs across the city, with her fanbase growing year by year. Other prizes include Edinburgh Castle vouchers and free beer and wine. Wednesdays are also pie night, so $12 will get you a delicious pie to feed your brain.

Wed 8pm. Free.

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Pub trivia at the B.East
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Restaurants

Funky Bunch trivia at The B.East

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Best for: General knowledge heads and those with a taste for beer

Pub trivia company Funky Bunch hosts a cracker of a pub trivia night at this Brunswick East live music pub. The beer is cheap, the food specials are many, and you can win a case of beer for first prize, a bottle of wine for second and a jug of beer for second-last (so no throwing the game just to win a wooden spoon). 

Tue 8pm. Free.

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Bars

Pop culture trivia at the Palace Hotel: Camberwell

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Best for: Netflix bingers 

Do you love Harry PotterBroad CityThe Good Place or Flight of the Conchords? Think you know more about your favourite shows or movies than anyone else? Put those bingey hours to the test at pop culture trivia, run by Jaws Events. Each trivia night is themed to a specific show, movie or event (there is one for the AFL Grand Final), and they pop up at the Palace on different nights of the week. You'll find a list of what's coming up here. Winners get a $50 bar tab, and there are also themed cocktails with some trivia nights. Watch out for 'Tight Ass Tuesday’ drink deals on Tuesday nights as well. 

Various nights and times. Free.

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Clubs

Never Cheer Before You’re Winning at Revolver Upstairs

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Best for: Party people

The longevity of Revolver’s much-loved trivia night is testament to several factors. There are the action-packed rounds, which range from listening to snippets of music to the trickiest pop culture questions imaginable. There are the sweet prizes, which might include film tickets and books. And finally, there are your hosts for the evening, journo and Hawks mascot Mikey Cahill and Kerrie Loveless, who keep energy high in the packed nightclub until late.

Tue 7pm. Free.

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The Lincoln
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Bars, Pubs

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