Test your knowledge, your creativity, your architectural skills, your dirty mind, your dancing skills and your drinking skills. These pub quizzes aren’t your ordinary run of the mill quizzes, they’re all a little bit different and a lot great.
1. The Water Poet
The Big Boozy Pub Quiz is back with it’s heavily booze-orientated quiz on 23 February. Think blind drink tasting, alcohol related trivia, creative rounds, and boozy prizes (including a large bar tab, champagne, etc). It’s £25 for a team of 6 and you can secure your spot here. On a more regular basis, The Water Poet also hosts a fortnightly Spitalfields Crypt Trust Charity Pub Quiz on every 2nd Monday. They say it’s ‘the toughest quiz in London’ so grab a team of 6 and compete to win the tiniest trophy in the world. It costs £12 for the whole team to enter and all proceeds go to the Spitalfields Crypt Trust.
9-11 Folgate St, E1 6BX
2. The Old Queens Head
Every Tuesday The Old Queens Head go above and beyond anything you should ever expect from an ordinary Pub Quiz, throwing in some dirty doodle rounds and some serious brain testing questions. There are big prizes to be won, including drink giveaways. It starts at 7pm and you can have up to 6 members per team. Book a table here!
The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Rd, Islington, N1 8LN
3. The Elm Park Tavern
The Elm Park Tavern puts everything into its quiz night and, come 8.30pm every Thursday, it’s rammed full of punters hoping to win prizes. Round up a team of six and get ready for the sculpture round! It’s £1 per person.
76 Elm Park, Brixton, SW2 2UB
4. The Lexington
The Lexington plays host to Rough Trade’s famous quiz takeover, asking all the big questions about indie music. Name the tune, name the popstar, answer the ‘headfuck’ question. Expect an entertaining quizmaster and lots of mind boggling music stuff. Send them an email to book a table for 7pm on a Monday if you want to join in. It’s £1 per head, and teams can have up to six people.
96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 9JB
5. The Boogaloo
The quiz at The Boogaloo, ‘Who Killed Bambi?’ is proud to be the longest running music quiz in London. There’s a league and a rolling jackpot so people take it verrrry seriously. It happens at 8pm every Wednesday and you can email ahead to book a spot.
312 Archway Rd, N6 5AT
6. The Old George
This cosy corner of east London has excellent food (seriously, try it) and a superb pub quiz every Wednesday. Think politically incorrect drawing rounds, challenging sculpture rounds and lots of tricky knowledge rounds!
379 Bethnal Green Rd, E2 0AN
7. Star of Bethnal Green
The Star’s ‘Super Star Quiz’ is one of the best. Make a hat, practice your dance moves, or shot sambuca for a chance to win big prizes. And, if you make it to the bonus round, expect to show off your best animal or, er, Elvis impressions. It starts at 8pm every Tuesday. Book a table on their site!
359 Bethnal Green Road, E2 6LG
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