Where is the best pub quiz night in Brisbane?

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Pub trivia is a weekly institution for most bunches of mates. It’s free in Brisbane, the ideal chance to get together during the week – but spotting the right Brisbane pub trivia quiz night can be trying.

There are many kinds of Brisbane trivia night – from sport trivia to a general knowledge quiz night. Perhaps it’s the reward that’s worth competing for.

We all have our favourites – so which is your regular pub trivia night bar in Brisbane, and why do you keep returning to it?

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virginia

Ive been going to Wynnum Leagues club now for just over a year – Wednesday nights… we have themed nights (Halloween and xmas etc) there are bonus money to be won from the pick of the board questions – I have friends who travel as far as northside and logan and Ipswich to join in – Darren the host is a fun guy – and questions are good too …
come along one night – oh and its $14 steak night which includes a drink!
There is also a new Trivia at Hotel HQ which is worth checking out too ..

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Jacob and the Balls of Destiny

We are currently at The Chalk hotel. Oh my god this trivia is soooo boring.

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Brad

Trivia on Monday nights at the Stafford tavern are a lot of fun. The host is really good and it is free. Questions are fun, not boring. I recommend it.

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Shauna

Stafford Hotel in Brisbane. The dude that runs that is hilarious. The smartest rarely win which helps me. Haha.

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Jessica Cope

Fox Rox My Sox!! $1000!!!

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Brains Trust

Hey Sandy,

We’ll take your recommendation with a grain of salt seeing that Toby at The Nat hosts one of the funnest trivia nights I have been to. And what do you mean “not actually trivia”? Do you mean it’s actually fun at The Fox?

Respect to Harry and his trivia. If you are into old-school trivia, he does the best. You would want to be 40 and over though. As for The Hammo, we checked that out a while ago. A bit of a yawn-fest. Shouldn’t trivia be a fun night out? But I guess someone that still uses the term “top notch” is probably into that thing. Pass.

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Lord of all Trivia

Re: Sandy

You are hilarious. You little try-hard comedian, you!

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Sandy

Hi Brains Trust, in answer to your question The Fox looks sensational since reopening. Their trivia however is different. Not to my liking, very try-hard with two hosts, think desperate used car salesman x 80′s porn star. Some may like it, but it’s not trivia.

Went to Aussie Nash based on a few of the recommendations & found it much the same. The MC was some wannabee comedian/actor who had probably taken a few to many ‘peptides’

Maybe you should try The Hamilton Hotel, they have operate a top notch night, my other recommendation would be Harry’s trivia which in my opinion is far better than the other in the Valley.

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Lord of all Trivia

re: Giggle

What do you mean anonymous? I am The Lord of All Trivia. First name The. I created the first trivia show from on of Eve’s ribs. Danny ate the rest of them. With BBQ sauce.

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Giggle

Re: Lord Of The Trivia.

Wow, care to put a real name to your online trolling? I know Danny vaguely, and regardless of whether this site is skewed by friends etc-so what? Abusing someone anonymously. Brave!

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Lord of all Trivia

Wouldn’t it be great if there actually was an unbiased award system for trivia? Rather than forums like these that come up when you search “best trivia in Brisbane” and then the piece to together the comments and realise it’s all sad marketing attempts by one man.

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Lord of all Trivia

This forum is a joke. Hi Danny Lynch. Your trivia sucks.

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Jo

Despite the last few posts bagging Chalk it is our fave & yes we have tried many of the others mentioned here.

Surprised by Mick’s comments as Brisbane seems to be inundated by a wave of so called “comedy trivia” nights & no of them I’ve seen are funny. Didn’t realise Chalk promoted their trivia as ‘comedy’ & yet it has some very funny moments from time to time & would easily be the most entertaining trivia we’ve been to.

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Mick

I can tell you one thing. The posts about The Chalk trivia being the best are a spin of crap. We went down after reading these posts, and for a trivia show that markets themselves as ‘comedy trivia’, the funniest thing all night was when the host computer crashed and he couldn’t run his trivia. Funnier when it happened a second time. What a joke!

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Jesus

Toby Toby Toby Toby @ Aussie Nat!!! Hilarious man!

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Brains Trust

We used to go to The Chalk, but just up the road is a gem that kills it. Toby Martin at The Australian National Hotel would have to be one of the funniest trivia hosts I’ve seen. It’s our new Tuesday regular. Tempted to check out The Fox, though. What is it like since the reopening?

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Alex

We’ve been swapping between The Jubilee and The Newmarket. Can’t decide which one is better as they are both really good shows. $1000 up for grabs for first place at The Jubilee though is a pretty awesome enticer.

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Fiona

I agree with G&G. We were at The Fox last Wednesday and ended up playing the trivia there. Easily the best trivia we have been to. Two hosts, special guests, food challenges. Plus the music they were playing was awesome. Fun night!

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G&G

The new “Trivia with Taste” at the Fox hotel on wednesdays is great! Definitely worth a try if you haven’t been here yet!

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Joanne

After playing trivia for about 2 years in different places we recently came across Tuesday night trivia @ The Chalk Hotel. What a breath of fresh air, far more professional & a lot more fun than any other trivia I’ve ever witnessed. This is hands down Brisbane’s best trivia night & by a long way.

The host Danny is excellent & the meals are really cheap too.

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Cam P

Oxford 152 used to be good but they have recently changed & it is now no longer real trivia. Probably best described as some wannabee comedian trying very hard to be funny & not succeeding whilst asking totally irrelevant questions.

Great night out if you don’t really like trivia, don’t really like comedy & just want to have some background noise whilst enjoying a few drinks.

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Jess

Chalk Hotel on a Tuesday offer exceptional trivia with a few laughs, well priced meals & plenty of parking. Hands down the best.

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Sally Pitt

Having worked in pubs in the UK & Australia for just over 11 years I have witnessed many trivia nights of varying styles & I can say that the guy that does Chalk (Danny Lynch) is in a league of his own.

He is the best host I’ve seen & serves up far more than what you would ordinarily expect from a quiz night. I doubt anyone in Brisbane even comes close to him. Well done Danny & congratulations Chalk Bar, seriously 10/10.

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Nicole

In relation to an earlier post from James about Carina Leagues trivia night, yes Carina would attract the biggest crowd, however what would you expect, they probably have 40,000 or more members, have 1000′s of kids running around at footy training while their parents have nothing to do but play trivia & because of pokie legislation have an outstanding club that offers cheap and often free rebated meals for pokie players.

James maybe you need to get your head out from under the rock. Let’s compare apples with apples, The Brunswick Hotel gets a huge crowd with zero members, zero parents waiting for their kids & does not offer free or heavily discounted meals for pokie players. If they did they would have a lot more people than Carina. Chalk Hotel, not the easiest venue to get to, again no memebers, few pokies, no free meals/meal rebates and again another Hotel that get’s a big crowd that if afforded all of the club luxuries would smash Carina’s crowd. I could name another half dozen pubs all run by different trivia companies that offer a far better trivia experience than Carina. The biggest inflated crowd does not always mean it is the best night.

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Ann Stewart

Is it possible to turn up at a trivia night by oneself and just join in or do people form teams before they go?

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Kylie McCarthy

Chalk Hotel would have to offer the best trivia I’ve ever witnessed. The meals are very well priced & the host Danny is exceptional. Superb effort, congratulations.

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virginia

what night is the Bognor Street Trivia? Some friends and I have started going Wednesday night to the Wynnum Manly Leauges club – lots of laughs and lots of fun – and if not lucky enough to win trivia there are raffle prizes and meat trays – you are still in a chance to win something.

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Amanda

You should try Wynnum Manly Workers Sports Club at Bognor Street, Tingalpa……

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Emma Ashton

Oxford 152, outstanding. The best question mix, the most fun & very professional. Having tried many different trivia companies and styles I can honestly say this is streets ahead of anything else we have played.

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Kelly Edmond

Have been a trivia regular at a couple of different hotels over the last 3 years and have only recently recently stumbled across Tuesday night trivia at The Chalk Hotel. I can say hand on heart that this is the most professional and dynamic quiz concept I’ve seen…..keep up the fantastic effort.

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Dennis Gilligan

Re : Trivia Quiz at Logan Rec. Club [Mike and Rika]: Great fun, good questions. I’ve been going for 5 years. A member of different teams over that time, sometimes in a teamk of 1 Mike &Rika know all their regulars by name. Excellent, well thought prizes.Compared with others nearby this is in a class of its own.
Come along. If your not sure how it’s played or if ther are only one or two of you come along, another team will take you on for one or two weeks and show you the
ropes. 10/10.

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Ash

Would have to agree with the masses, Chalk Hotel offer a great trivia night which is fun and engaging, as a bonus it’s inexpensive for their meals and drinks.

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Bec

Chalk Hotel’s trivia is the best, great atmophere and loads of fun. Well done to all involved.

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Jo

Shall be giving it a go, Thanks Danny :)

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Danny

Sorry to dissapoint Jo, the trivia I run is at The Club Tavern, Mathew Terrace, Caboolture. It is directly opposite the Caboolture train station and is on 6.30pm Thursdays. Whilst we don’t get a huge number of teams, there is a regular following and great atmosphere (the prizes are pretty good also). They have had trivia there for years, however I have only started doing it this year and would welcome you and your team with open arms if you do decide to give it a shot.

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Jo

Hi Danny, Is that the Morayfield Club Tavern? I hope so, I loved going there for trivia, the food and atmos is excellent however they stopped having it a couple of years ago
What time Thursdays? I would love to return :)

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Danny

Hi Jo, I currently host trivia at The Club Tavern, Caboolture on a Thursday night. I hope this is not one of the venues that you have tried and not liked. The Club Tavern offer excellent prizes and you also receive $10 off any steak purchase. Whilst we don’t get a huge crowd if you would like to try it I would recommend booking to get a good table.

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Jo

………*oops I meant the questions not overly challenging sorry lol

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Jo

I would love a decent trivia night in the Northern suberbs of Brisbane; I live in Caboolture and have a great team, we love our trivia nights however we are not fussed on one of the only taverns that hold it in the nearest area to us-Bribie Island
The food is expensive, very average to poor and the service is awful with some rude staff
We have been going as the host is ok and the questions not challenging enough but not too obscure,
However we are considering leaving this venue as the quality of the service and food is not improving despite our feedback
The only other venue in the area is in Beechmere, great pub, great host though questions too obscure and more suitable for over 65yr old crowd
Any hosts interested in providing trivia in the Caboolture area or near surrounds would be very appreciated :)

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James

Hey Karen, Check out Carina on say, a Monday or Thursday night, and see how many people are NOT there. They are nearly ALL there for the Trivia. 62 TEAMS playing last Tuesday, and thats an average crowd for them. I’ve checked out most of the ones mentioned on this page, and Carina Leagues Club is definitely a class above. Judging by the numbers, clearly Im not the only one with that opinion.

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Kate

Oxford 152 @ Bulimba is very good. Great questions, nice place with plenty of parking and the trivia was really well done. Professional and witty and the girl who ran the night was crystal clear.

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Bec

Oxford 152, Bulimba.
Love it, great host, interesting questions, it’s fun and you can win cash.

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Karen

Well said Mikey. We recently tried Carina Leagues Club and I have to say that the place apparently attracts that many patrons every night and they are surely not there just for the trivia. Just because it is busy does not make it a good trivia night, in fact the questions were everage at best and the host was very average as well.

The club itself was quite nice the food was ok and quite cheap, they also offer free parking, however is this Brisbane’s best trivia night?
Not even close in my opinion! Have been to many far better.

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Mikey

We tried out the Carina Leagues trivia and there would have been about 200 people there. .
On the positive side, it was free and it is a very nice club. They had some super food specials on. And plenty of parking.
On the negative side, the round prizes were incredibly cheap. Considering the venue has 200 people inside spending money, they could put up something of value. Also, we must have been the only team not blatantly using our phones to look up answers – with such a big room there is ZERO control on this. And finally, it was the ‘packaged trivia’ format, where you never get your answer sheet back, so when the answeres are fnally read out (2 rounds later) you aren’t quite sure what you wrote and whether it was marked right or not.
This is oviously filling the needs of a lot of people, but anyone who likes a fair contest with a fair reward will be sorely disappointed.

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Tanya

Definitely agree with James. Have tried them all, and Carina Leagues Club every Tuesday is the biggest and best by a long way. Why is no one else even mentioning it? They also won the 4BC Champions League Trivia competition.

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Jason

Fringe Bar in the Valley in Wednesdays is pretty good.

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James

Have you people been sleeping under a rock? Carina Leagues Club is the biggest and best Trivia night in Brisbane by a country mile. 60+ teams, or about 300 people every Tuesday night. Quality questions, Great simple format, professional host and a great facility for a fun night out. Check it out, and let me know of one that attracts more people.

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Jade

The Waterloo Hotel has a fantastic trivia and 2 for 1 pieces on a Tuesday night…

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Karen

Well said Shannon, we used to go to trivia at the Jubilee Hotel in the valley and I think they are going to stop it as they no longer get a crowd, so we to have gone through a few pubs lately looking for the right one.

I don’t want to be negative as some on here have done and I won’t mention names however we have tried a couple of the places mentioned here and found one of them shocking despite all of the positive comments.

We tried Chalk last night also and found it to be good, would have to agree with Shannon maybe it’s not quite comedy trivia and some of the video clips were a bit long, but the host was very good despite being apologetic about some microphone issue. We found the questions at a good level not to hard and extreme and having the questions all on screen makes it so much better.

Don’t know if is Brisbane’s best trivia night but certainly very good.

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