Pub quizzes in Dublin are plentiful but you'd want to be quite fortunate to stumble upon one without any prior research.
Suburban pub quizzes in Dublin have been a tradition for as long as anyone can remember but if you're new to an area or just passing through it can be hard to suss out when and where they take place. Thankfully, we're here to guide you on some of the best regular pub quizzes in Dublin, on the outskirts of the city as well as right in the heart of town.
With many taking place on weeknights, a pub quiz is a perfect way to flex your brain muscles after a long day at work. Plus, you get the added bonus of enjoying a few drinks while taking part and who knows, you and your mates could even head home with a top prize. Fingers on the buzzers and let's get started:
McGowan's Pub has a Smartphone Quiz every Sunday for speed quizzing and prizes every Sunday at 8pm. Their quiz is then followed by live music from 9pm and a live DJ at 11pm if you want to make a night of it.
All My Friends Pub
Location: Meath Street
Liberties LGBTQIA+ friendly haunt All My Friends hosts a weekly pub quiz, kicking off at 7pm every Sunday. It's a big spot so there's a lot of room for groups. Best news of all; each week is generally themed and there are prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
The Back Page
Days: Friday and Saturday
Quizness at The Back Page takes place on Friday and Saturday nights and is the perfect way for quiz fiends to kick off the weekend. Kicking off from 9pm with a general knowledge quiz and music bingo, the great news is there are prizes for individual rounds aside from overall prizes. If you're worried about not getting a seat, you can book ahead via this link.
The Square Ball
Location: 45 Hogan Place
If you're on the other side of town, The Back Page's southside cousin The Square Ball hosts Quizness on Thursdays. Free-to-enter booking is not essential but definitely advised and prizes vary from Riverdance on DVD to vouchers and pints.
Location: Parnell Street
Free to enter, the pub quiz at The Woolshed gets underway at 9pm. There are prizes up for grabs for both the top AND bottom teams, so all skill levels are recognised. You can play on your mobile, alone or with a team.
There's no limit to the number of players per team and you can find more information HERE.
If you find yourself in the D7 area, Barber's Bar is a great shout for a pub quiz. It's free to enter, max five people to a team, with four rounds, and a free round of drinks to be won. You can bring your dawg with you too- they just can't help you cheat.
The McSorley's pub quiz kicks off like clockwork every Thursday at 9pm - There's no funny business in McSorley's as they use 'Professional Quiz Hosting software'. It's free to enter and the prizes are on the chunkier end of things, first prize €100, 2nd and 3rd €50, 4th and 5th €25.
Location: Dún Laoghaire
Days: Friday and Saturday
Never a dull evening at The Lighthouse, it's no wonder they have a weekly quiz night on a Friday and Saturday to get involved in. It's free to enter with a round of music bingo thrown in to send you home singin'. More info on The Lighthouse's weekly quizzes is available right here.
Location: Beggars Bush
On every second Wednesday, this quiz is hosted by comedian Brian Gallagher and promises a solid mix of questions from the silly to the serious. The first 5 tables to join get 4 Jameson per table, and there's a nice cash prize for the overall winners.
The Fourth Corner
Location: Patrick's Street
One of the city's most welcoming dive bars, The Fourth Corner is a great spot to while away a couple of hours. The boozer has just kicked off a weekly TV themed quiz series, starting with a FRIENDS themed offering to commemorate the sad passing of Matthew Perry next Thursday, Nov 16th.
A great boozer that has the added benefit of housing the always excellent Coke Lane Pizza. Their weekly quiz takes place every Wednesday from 7pm and consistently sells out so don't delay - you can buy tickets at €7.50 per entrant right here.
Location: Francis Street
From the bathrooms to the beermats, everything in Jackie's is 90s inspired - so it probably won't surprise you to hear that their weekly pub quiz is all about the 90s too. Test your nostalgia knowledge with themes like 90s Fashion, 90s video games, Seinfeld & Spice Girls, enjoy free entry and pizza and a pint for €15 to accompany.
Did we mis out your go-to weekly pub quiz in Dublin? Let us know, and we'll add it to the list!
Header images via Instagram/The Square Ball/All My Friends