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07th May 2024

14 regular pub quizzes to check out in Dublin


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:

14. Mary’s

Location: Wicklow Street

Day: The last Monday of every month

I’m of the humble opinion that Monday is the perfect night of the week for a quiz. It’s a way of offsetting the back-to-work blues, and a chance to feel smug and superior after getting one (1) question right. Handily running once a month (the last month), the frequency of this quiz puts less pressure on the brain, wallet and liver. Tickets cost just €5 – this price includes a table for four people. Wowburger is downstairs if the hunger pangs are hitting during the round, and it’s also dog-friendly too, so you can bring your pooch along for some inspiration.


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13. The Woolshed

Location: Parnell Street
Day: Tuesday

It’s becoming increasingly rare that pub quizzes are free to enter, but thankfully the Aussie outbackers at The Woolshed is free to enter. There’s no limit to the amount of 

Free to enter, the pub quiz at The Woolshed gets underway at 21.30. 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.


12. Jackie’s

Location: Francis Street 
Days: Monday 

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.


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11. Barbers Bar

Location: Grangegorman
Day: Tuesday

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.


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10. The Circular

Location: Rialto
Days: Wednesday

A great boozer that has the added benefit of housing the always excellent Coke Lane Pizza. This is a different style of quiz with the lovely host using screens to show the questions, which have more of a popular culture bent with an emphasis on memes and videos and less on general knowledge or current affairs. 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. (Trivia-loving dogs are also welcome).


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9. Slattery’s

Location: Beggars Bush

Day: Wednesday 

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.


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8. Pye

Location: Dundrum

Days: Wednesday

We could almost do a separate list for dog-friendly Dublin pub quizzes at this rate and reader, we may just. Whether it’s live music, stand-up or their weekly pub quizzes, there’s always something happening at this vibe-y suburban haunt. Pye also has a great pub grub menu and a vending machine for dogs (yes, you read that right) to ensure sustenance for all.


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7. McSorley’s

Location: Ranelagh
Day: Thursday

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.

6. The Bernard Shaw

Location: Cross Guns Bridge
Day: Friday & Saturdays (from 21.00)

Definitely, our latest quiz, the quiz + bingo night is part of Bernard Shaw’s weekend fixtures. The hybrid night features a B2B night of an hour of pub quizzing followed by an hour of bingo. There are plenty of prizes to be won from vouchers, drink tokens, and event tickets, as long as you book online ahead of landing down, you can book as many folks in as you like. It’s worthwhile heading to The Bernard Shaw a little early to soak up that festival atmosphere, with incredible food trucks, the market downstairs and whatever other creative endeavours the Shaw team have cooked up. 

5. The Fourth Corner

Location: Patrick’s Street 
Day: Wednesday (from 20.00)

One of the city’s most welcoming dive bars, The Fourth Corner is a great spot to while away a couple of hours. This Dublin 8 haunt hosts quiz nights, which are typically quick-fire but sometimes they do themed weeks from Father Ted to Harry Potter which adds to the fun! Their weekly quiz is a “speed quiz” which you do via a mobile app, and given the time constraints undoubtedly adds and extra very enjoyable dimension to the quizzin. It’s free in, and the team do toasties or you can also get Dublin Pizza Company delivered to your table. 


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4. The Lighthouse

Location: Dún Laoghaire
Days: Friday and Saturday (from 20.00)

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’.  


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3. The Back Page

Location: Phibsborough

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.


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2. Board

Location: Clanbrassil Street 

Days: Friday and Saturday

Dublin’s newly opened non-alcoholic bar has you covered with an extensive roster of events, from Chess tournaments to their weekly pub quiz and music bingo extravaganzas every Friday and Saturday. There’s a great pizza menu too, over 200 board games to play for free if you’re not stimulated enough after a night of quizzin’ and yes, they’re dog friendly. Keep an eye on their Instagram as they are always doing a themed quiz or two. 


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1. McGowans

Location: Phibsborough
Day: Thursday and Sunday (From 19.00)

McGowan’s Pub has a Smartphone Quiz for speed quizzing and spot prizes every Thursday and Sunday. 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.

Did we miss out on your go-to weekly pub quiz in Dublin? Let us know, and we’ll add it to the list!

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