We’re not sure there’s a better way to wind down on a weeknight than digging in the back of your brain for the name of the tyrannical head teacher from Roald Dahl’s Matilda with a pint in hand. For some low-stakes fun testing your general knowledge with a group of friends, check out these pub quizzes in Hong Kong. Most of them are centred in the home of British pubs – Wan Chai – but there may be some even regular quizzers haven’t heard of.

GRAIN — Kennedy Town

customers drinking wine and beer at GRAIN gastropub quiz night
Sip Gweilo brews with a side of quiz-ery every second Tuesday at GRAIN (© GRAIN)

We mentioned testing your knowledge on a little bit of everything with a pint at the beginning… and there’s no better place to do it than K-Town’s favourite gastropub. Every other Tuesday (quizzing starts promptly at 8pm; arrive for registration at 7:30pm), not only do the top three teams win prizes of cases of Gweilo craft beer and dining vouchers, but stand-out individuals also win prizes! Groups can be from four to six people, while tickets cost HK$80 which includes one drink. On October 25, 2022 a special Halloween quiz night is on.

Shop 1, New Fortune House, 3-5 New Praya, Kennedy Town | +852 3500 5870

The White Stag — Wan Chai

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The White Stag holds casual quiz nights every Sunday and Monday (© The White Stag)

Opening in 1999 as the self-proclaimed “first open-front bar” in Wan Chai, The White Stag is well-liked for its daily live rugby, football, and Grand Prix and home-cooked comfort British pub fare. Quiz nights have been a regular fixture for almost as long as the pub has been open. Every Sunday and Monday at 7:30pm, teams can settle into the booths and test their memory of random facts about war history, sports, films, and music.

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The White Stag, G/F, The Broadway, 54-62 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai | +852 2866 4244

Delaney’s — Wan Chai

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A winning team poses with their F&B voucher at Delaney’s bar trivia night (© Delaney’s)

Step into one of the most authentic Irish pubs in Hong Kong when you enter the basement of the Wharney Guangdong Hotel. Every Wednesday night at 7pm, join them for their well-loved trivia night. Entry is free and up to four per team may participate in the craic (Irish slang: A good time, a fun late night) to win prizes like food and beverage vouchers. Register your team by phone or WhatsApp.

Delaney’s, 57-73 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai | Call +852 2861 1935 or Whatsapp +852 9756 3632

YARDLEYS Bistro — Central

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Quizzers raise a toast at Yardleys Café Bistro Bar on Peel Street (© Remote Pub Quiz Asia)

When the pandemic hit, Quiz Master Mark started running Remote Pub Quiz Asia as a social distancing-friendly Zoom quiz night. Since rules have loosened, they’ve moved to various venues around Hong Kong with teams competing over twelve-week seasons to win the grand prize of a beer keg valued at HK$7,000 (the top three teams of the night win craft beer, shots, and merch!). Remote Pub Quiz Asia is currently hosted at Yardleys Bistro every Wednesday at 7pm.

YARDLEYS Bistro, 62 Peel St, Central | remotepubquizasia@gmail.com

Trafalgar — Wan Chai

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The setting of Trafalgar’s weekly Tuesday night pub quiz (© Trafalgar)

A favourite for their all-day happy hour deal, Trafalgar is another hospitable English pub and stomping ground for Hong Kong quizzers. Everyday Tuesday at 8pm at their Wan Chai location, Trafalgar’s Quiz Night is on, with fun head-scratching questions about golden oldies, films, random trivia, news, and sports. Teams can go up to six, and first place stands to win HK$500 in bar vouchers.

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5/F, The Broadway, 54-62 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai | +852 2110 1535

The Queen Victoria — Wan Chai

the queen victoria pub in hong kong where bar trivia nights are held on mondays
The British pub is famous for its crazy happy hour deal and Monday quiz nights (© The Queen Victoria)

Another longstanding British-style pub on Lockhart Road, The Queen Victoria holds quiz nights on Monday nights from 8:30pm to 10:45pm. Gather a team of maximum five people and put your heads together to win the grand prize of a HK$500 bar tab. Check the Facebook page for a sneak peek at the topics of the week. Besides the bar trivia night, The Queen Victoria also does a great ‘Mad Hour’ on weekdays from 5pm to 7pm, when draught beers and house spirit mixes start from HK$20.

The Queen Victoria, 108 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai | +852 2529 7800

Millennial Quiz Night — Central

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Millennial Quiz Night held at Sip Sip rooftop bar (© Millennial Quiz Night)

Those of us who have watched all 10 seasons of Friends more than once, grew up on Harry Potter, and read John Green as the epitome of fine literature will love Millennial Quiz Night, where no question relates to a pop culture topic pre-1981. The trivia event moves around, collaborating with various bars – the Aftermath is their primary home, but they sometimes do quizzes at SipSip and The Pontiac. MQN also offer corporate quizzes for team building. Topics that Generation Y are most familiar with will be the focus, but all are welcome to join for the chance to win fun prizes.

The Aftermath, L/G, 57-59 Wyndham St, Central | millennialquiznighthk@gmail.com

Churchill’s — Wan Chai

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Everyone’s a winner at Churchill’s Thursday bar trivia nights (© Churchill’s)

Every Thursday at British pub Churchill’s from 8:30pm, there is a no-holds-barred pub quiz. All participants are winners, with free-for-alls like complimentary shooters, but grand prizes include drinks, meals, and Churchill’s merch on the house. Teams of one to five can enter for free, and find of all of that night’s trivia topics on their Facebook page the day of.

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Churchill’s, G/F, 104 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai | +852 2177 7002

Misty’s — Wan Chai

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The quiz night’s second place team with their F&B credit prize (© Misty’s)

Misty’s weekly pub quiz night is on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. A popular destination for live sports and happy hour until 10pm, throw back HH drinks while testing your knowledge of miscellaneous topics like literature, geography, and famous people. Teams go up to four each and there are prizes like bar credits up for grabs by the top three performing teams. Call them to register!

Misty’s, 68-70 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai | +852 2503 0080

Header image credits: GRAIN Gastropub & Brewlab

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Born in Canada, Danielle is deep diving into the things that make Hong Kong a city of intermingling identities, and bridging the information gap as someone trying to navigate the city herself as a cultural inbetweener. Sometimes this means examining culture and local people’s stories, and other times it means drinking all the milk tea and doing walking explorations of peripheral districts.

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