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The best pub trivia nights in Melbourne

Knowledge is power (and free jugs of beer) at these boozers

Photograph: Vince Caligiuri

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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Four great pub trivia nights in Melbourne


Fact Hunt at The Spotted Mallard

Best for: Pop culture nerds 

Movies, TV and music are the three pillars of this cheekily named Brunswick trivia night. In fact, host Tristen Harris (of RRR fame) enforces a no sport and no politics rule. His periodical special editions are the hottest tickets in town; past Simpsons, Harry Potter and Peep Show nights have been known to book out weeks in advance.

Mon 7pm. Free.

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Never Cheer Before You’re Winning at Revolver Upstairs

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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Rock and Pop Culture Trivia at The B.East

Best for: Rock dogs

Double J broadcaster and music writer Jess McGuire and Shock Records’ George Hatzigeorgiou make a fiendish pair of quizmasters at this Brunswick East live music pub. The beer is cheap, the food specials are many, and there’s plenty of free booze to be won if you really know your rock music.

Tue 7pm. Free.

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Brunswick East

Mind Out at The Reverence Hotel

Best for: ‘Specialists’

Dead musicians. Hollywood. British comedies. Clothes. The human body. Conspiracy theories. Best friends. Dogs. No, these aren’t the chapter names in a very unusual autobiography; they’re weekly topics at this westside trivia night that attracts huge numbers for its bizarre themes, charismatic host and tasty cheap tacos. 

Wed 7pm. Free.

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By: Time Out editors