Games night: Where to find pub quizzes in your ’hood

It’s your moment to shine. Grab a few friends, rummage around for that old thinking cap, dust it off, then head out to one of these restaurants in South Africa hosting interactive quiz nights. Just remember not to get too competitive, it’s meant to be fun and games, after all…

Cape Town

Alexander Bar & Café (City Bowl)
If you’re looking for a quirky and interactive evening packed with fun, look no further. The OMG quiz night is hosted at Alexander every Wednesday from 7.30pm, with tickets sold online for R40 per person and at the door for R50 per person at door. And whether you’re partaking, just tagging along or going to watch, there are great sundowners to choose from as you enjoy the festivities.


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Beerhouse on Long (City Bowl)
With 25 taps and a variety of delicious food on offer, Beerhouse offers a guaranteed evening of entertaining out on the town. Its OMG Quiz Nights happen every Tuesday, with a cost of R30 per person. Booking is essential.

Brewers Co-op (Woodstock)
If you’re in dire need of a quiz spot that’s all about beer, beer and more beer (plus brains!), get down to Brewers Co-op. The monthly quiz night takes place on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm. Check their Facebook page for more details.


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Fireman’s Arms (City Bowl)
Enjoy a quiz night from 7.30pm on Thirsty Thursdays at the oldest pub in Cape Town. With great pizza and outstanding pub food, it’s a guaranteed good time evening to be enjoyed by all. Be there early every Thursday to secure a spot. The cost is R20 per person.


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Oblivion Wine Bar and Restaurant (Claremont)
This popular southern suburbs wine bar has its quiz nights every Monday for R20 per person. Be sure to make a booking and show up from 7.30pm.


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Aandklas (Stellenbosch)
Enjoy a couple of drinks, quintessential Stellenbosch culture and a quiz night all at one great venue every Thursday. Entry is free and the quizzes start from 9pm.

The Courtyard Café (Stellenbosch)
Every Wednesday from 8pm, prepare to beat out the other teams for prizes that range from bar tabs to gourmet milkshake shots.

De Warenmarkt (Stellenbosch)
Be sure to book a table; you don’t want to miss out on the fun and camaraderie of De Warenmarkt’s quizzes that cater to a wide variety of interests. They occur every Wednesday from 8.30pm.


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Copper Clover (Langenhoven Park)
Quiz nights happen here once a month from 7pm, with free entry. Enjoy excellent food with an amazing atmosphere.


Dropkick Murphy’s (Windermere)
Enjoy a pub quiz along with the full Irish experience in the heart of Durban’s buzzing social scene. Dropkick Murphy’s hosts quiz nights every Monday from 7.30pm, with free entry.


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Hooters (Umhlanga)
Tuesdays are quiz nights at Hooters, with free entry. Go at 7pm and make sure to order some curly fries.

Hops Riverside Bar (Durban North)
Enjoy an evening of entertainment and bottomless draughts on Wednesdays from 7pm. Entry is free and popular pub meals are not to be missed out on, so be sure to come early, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the exceptional lamb shank.

The Winston Pub (Glenwood)
Enjoy Wednesday quiz nights from 7.30pm at Durban’s landmark punk rock pub, where the winning team stands a chance to win a voucher for free drinks or Guitar Hero.


The Brazen Head (Sandton)
Every second Wednesday, from 7 pm, let out your inner quiz nerd at The Brazen Head. The questions are varied and best enjoyed alongside friends with a few drinks in hand.

Clay Oven (Randburg)
Test your general knowledge while you enjoy great food, a great atmosphere and the company of your team on the second Thursday of the month. Quizzes start at 7pm and entry is free


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Murphy’s Law Bar and Grill (Randburg)
This Western-themed bar hosts its quiz night every Tuesday from 7.30pm, promising an entertaining evening with friends.

Nineteen69 Pub & Grill (Boskruin)
Quiz night at Nineteen69 is the perfect opportunity to get all your brainy friends together for a jolly good time. Go every Tuesday at 7pm and enjoy free entry.

Poppy’s (Melville)
Wednesdays are quiz nights at Poppy’s. Make sure to be there from 7.15pm, when R30 will get you in.


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23 on Hazelwood (Hazelwood)
Be sure to book a table on Wednesdays from 7pm to enjoy an evening out when you’ll get to test your knowledge at this buzzing Hazelwood restaurant.


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The Brazen Head (Willows)
Gather your teammates and prepare yourself for a fun-filled evening on Monday nights from 7.30pm, with drink and food specials dedicated to quiz nights. Entry is free.

The Brazen Head (Moreleta Park)
From 7.30pm on Thursday nights, The Brazen Head hosts its pub quizzes, with dedicated drink and food specials to boot. Entry is free.

Capital Craft (Centurion)
Trivia 51 hosts free quizzes on Wednesdays at Capital Craft. From 7.30pm, share laughs and beers with friends while you try to figure out who knows what.


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Knead (Midrand)
Don’t frequent pubs? You can still be part of the quiz night festivities at Knead. Go on Thursdays from 7.30pm, with free entry. Teams that truly manage to impress the quizmaster stand a chance of winning amazing prizes.

Zappas Restaurant and Sports Bar (Murrayfield)
Quiz nights are on Mondays from 7.30pm and Zappas offers daily specials to keep you fueled while you pick your brain. Entry is free.

Did we leave out your favourite spot for a great quiz night? Let us know in the comments below!

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