Here at Hidden City Secrets, we love our pub trivia. It makes us feel that those hours spent on Wikipedia and reading weird poetry wasn’t a complete waste of time.
If you can relate, visit one of these bars that hosts trivia nights every week.
Grab your mates and show off your knowledge on art history and gangster films while you down a couple of beers. Who knows? You might just discover something new about your friends.
The Crafty Squire
127 Russell St, Melbourne CBD
When: Mondays, 7pm
The Crafty Squire is the ‘place for beer lovers’ and trivia players. They have lagers, craft ales and classic pub foods to go with it. Their award-winning originals brews include The Craic traditional Irish Stout and the Speculator American Pale Ale. The venue has an easy-going and non-pretentious pub environment with friendly staff members.
Every Monday at 7pm, they host a trivia night. The trivia goers also get Parma & Pot for $25 – so make sure you don’t miss out on this deal!
They also have Parma Nights and $20 steaks on Wednesdays. AFL and NRL Finals events are also held along with Rugby World Cup games!
If you can’t make it to The Crafty Squire, here are other venues:
All Nations Hotel
64 Lennox St, Richmond
When: Mondays, 7:30pm
The Hawthorn Hotel
481 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
When: Every Monday until September 30th, 8pm
Northcote Social Club
301 High St, Northcote
When: Tuesdays, 7:30pm
Northcote Social Club hosts trivia nights with Funky Bunch every Tuesday. It also happens to be a ‘live music oasis’ – a celebration of alternative and indie acts from interstate and beyond. Since the renovation in 2015, the venue has had spacious decking and a modern pub menu.
The trivia winners are rewarded with $100 bar tab. But it doesn’t end there – there are plenty of other prizes up for grabs, so don’t miss out! Tuesday nights also mean Tuesday wine specials – you can get a glass for only $6!
Here are some alternatives for Tuesday trivia:
The Rochester Hotel
202 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
When: Tuesdays, 7:30pm
The National Hotel
344 Victoria Street, Richmond
When: Tuesdays, 7pm
380 Lygon St, Carlton
When: Every first Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm (Check site for irregular dates)
The Silverlake Social
198 Chapel St, Prahran
When: Wednesdays, 7:30pm
This one is a Hidden City Secrets favourite. Aside from trivia nights, Silverlake also offers Melbournians an authentic Southern Californian tap house experience – with their playlist of American anthems and range of American craft beers. The venue also features classic sports bar decorations and items such as pool tables, huge beer taps and bright neon signs.
Silverlake is brought to you by Nicholas and Thomas Welch, the talented brothers responsible for Casa N.O.M. and WhiteOaks Saloon in Prahran.
They hold trivia nights, in collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery, every Wednesday at 7:30pm. In true American fashion, they also hold events for UFC pay-per-views, NBA Finals games and the Super Bowl.
If you want to see fighters defend their UFC titles or see yourself become champion of trivia night, pay a visit to our friends at Silverlake Social.
Visit their website for function venue capacities and booking information!
Try these other places for Wednesday night trivia:
The Grosvenor Hotel
10 Brighton Rd, St Kilda East
When: Wednesdays, 8pm
MR5/3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank
When: Last Wednesday of every month, 6:30pm
120 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
When: Wednesdays, 7pm
517a Chapel St, South Yarra
When: Thursdays, 7:30pm
Katuk is located on the iconic Chapel Street of South Yarra. It has a unique décor that creates a casual yet classy atmosphere. It features exposed brick walls and leather couches. The space also has bookshelves, making it feel like a private library. It’s the perfect setting for you to drop knowledge on your mates and everyone else during trivia night!
Their free trivia event is on every Thursday at 7:30pm. There are prizes for the winners, so come prepared!
If you’re not the competitive type, don’t worry – Katuk can still give you a great time. On Wednesdays you can get classic cocktails for half the price and basic spirits for $5. They offer two jaffles for $10 every Thursday and on Fridays they have a ‘Happy Hour’ from 5pm to 9pm when you can get $5 wines, $12 house cocktails and $12 espresso martinis.
So recall all those late hours you spent reading about the Mongolian empire and go to one of Katuk’s trivia events.
Problems getting to South Yarra? Here are other venues that host Thursday trivia:
420 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
When: Thursdays, 8pm
The Nixon Hotel
757 Bourke St, Docklands
When: Thursdays, 6pm
The Cornish Arms
163A Sydney Rd, Brunswick
When: Sundays, 3pm
Don’t like staying up too late? Well, The Cornish Arms hosts trivia afternoons every Sunday! The rooftop bar’s lush green décor helps the relax atmosphere that the venue offers. Not only do they offer free trivia events, they also have $15 parma chameleon specials all day. Their pub grub includes favorites like burgers, pork belly and they even have Korean fried chicken served with mayo and sweet and spicy sauce! The Cornish Arms have plently of vegan options as well.
Past events were hosted by comedian Adam McKenzie to guarantee a laughter-filled night! Questions will be testing your general knowledge, so recall all those ‘useless’ facts that you learned on the internet during sleepless nights.
We’ve listed other venues that can satisfy your Sunday trivia needs:
The Local Taphouse
184 Carlisle St, St Kilda East
When: Sundays, 7:30pm
Spread Eagle Hotel
372 Bridge Rd, Richmond
When: Sundays, 3pm
By Aldwin Matawaran