The definitive guide to the best 20+ pub quiz spots in SA

2018-06-19 16:30
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The top spots pub quiz spots around South Africa. (Photo: iStock)

There are few activities as stimulating as getting together with your best mates to compete in the seriousness that is a pub quiz. 

Not only is this one of the coolest ways to interact, it's also awesome because sometimes - if you win - you get to party on the house!

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In South Africa, pub quizzing is a serious sport. Some cities even have notorious quiz gangs going around with punny names, snatching up all the prizes at all the quiz gigs.

Mostly, however, it's fair play and all well-balanced teams stand a fair chance of winning bragging rights for the week to come. 

Before we give you the low-down on the best pub quiz gigs around, do use this time to familiarise yourself with some Pub Quiz 101 when it comes to your team layout:

  • Any good quiz team will consist of the following team members:
  • The sporting jock
  • The history boffin
  • The movie know-all
  • The music muse
  • The politics probe
  • On the bench - The well-rounded all rounder 

Choose your friends wisely, and remember in this case, it's best to keep your enemies close. 

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Here are the best pub quizzes in SA:  

Bloemfontein

Copper Clover
When: Once a month, check their Facebook page for the dates.
Time: 19:00 
Where: Faan Ferreira Lane, Bainsvlei, Langenhoven Park
Cost: Free entry

Cape Town

The Hollow Tree
When: Every Tuesday at Old Oak Road, every Thursday at Oxford Street, organised by Quiz Nite Cape Town
Time: 
19:00
Where: 
Durbanville
Cost: 
R20

Oblivion
When: Every Monday
Time: 19:30 for 20:00
Where: 22 Chichester Road, Kenilworth
Cost:
 R20 

Beerhouse on Long
When: Ad hoc theme nights, organised by OMG Quiz Nights
Time: 19:00
Where: 223 Long Street, Cape Town
Cost: R60 (book online beforehand)

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Caffe Verdi 
When: Every Tuesday  
Time: 19:00 
Where: 21 Wolfe Street, Wynberg
Cost: R40 


JC Brasserie
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 20:00
Where: 18 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem
Cost: Free

Devil's Peak Taproom
When: Adhoc, organised by Quiz Nite Cape Town
Time: 
19:30
Where: 
150 Cecil Road, Salt River
Cost: R25

Alexander Bar
When: Ad hoc theme nights, organised by OMG Quiz Nights
Time: 19:00 
Where: 76 Strand Street, Cape Town City Center 
Cost: R65 (book online beforehand)

Fireman's Arms
When: Every Thursday, organised by Quiz Nite Cape Town
Time: 19:30 
Where: Cnr Buitengracht and Mechau Street, Cape Town 
Cost: R20 

Forex
When: Every Tuesday
Time: 
20:00
Where: 
92 Station Road, Observatory
Cost: 
Free

Durban

Dropkick Murphy's
When: 
Every Monday
Time: 
19:30
Where: 
Florida Road
Cost: 
Free

Hops Riverside Bar
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 
19:00
Where: 
Riverside Hotel, Kenneth Kaunda Road
Cost:
 Free

Hooters
When: Every Tuesday
Time: 
19:00
Where: 
2 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks
Cost: 
Free 

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Johannesburg

Clay Oven 
When: 
Wednesdays every second week
Time: 19:15 
Where: 
Robyn St, Jukskei Park, Randburg
Cost: R30

Keg and Filly Sunninghill
When: Every Tuesday 
Time: 19:30 
Where: Tambach road, 3 Omlee office park, Sunninghill 
Cost: Free

Molly Malones
When: Every Tuesday 
Time: 19:30
Where: Cnr Forest Rd and Sunset Blvd, Sandton
Cost: Free 

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Colony Arms
When: Every Tuesday
Time: 19:30 
Where: 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Randburg
Cost: Free

The Irish Rock
When: Adhoc, organised by Quiz Night SA
Time: 19:30 
Where: 1212 Opera Road, Radiokop
Cost: Free

Copperlake Brewing Co.
When: Every Wednesday 
Time: 19:30 
Where: Broadacres Shopping Center, Valley Rd & Cedar Rd, Broadacres
Cost: Free 

Cesco's Paulshof
When: Every Friday
Time: 19:00
Where: 131 Holkam Road, Paulshof
Cost: Free 

Keg & Beagle
When: Every Thursday
Time: 20:00 
Where: 110 Linksfield Road 
Cost: Free

Off the Grid (OTG)
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 
19:30
Where: 
Cnr of Stonehaven and Witkoppen Road, Paulshof
Cost: 
FreeTiger's Milk Bryanston

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 
19:30
Where: 
300 Bryanston Drive
Cost: 
Free

Pretoria

The Brazen Head, Willows
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 19:30 
Where: 4 Lynnwood Road, Pretoria
Cost: Free


Grafter's Travern
When: Every Monday night
Time: 19:30 
Where: Newlands Plaza, Dely Road & Lois Avenue, Newlands
Cost: Free

Aandklas, Hatfield 
When: Every Wednesday 
Time: 20:00 
Where: 494 Hilda St, Pretoria
Cost: Free

Beefcakes
When: Every Tuesday
Time: 
19:30
Where: 
18th Street & Dely Road
Cost: 
Free 

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