Where to go for trivia and quiz nights in Singapore? We’ve got it – from easy and hard, to local and international. Remember to pick a ridiculous team name!
Do you know off-hand how many bones there are in the human body? Or the exact year the Sopwith Camel was introduced to the Royal Airforce? Do your friends call you the ‘Encyclopaedia of Useless Knowledge’? Well, here’s your chance to show your detractors that knowledge is power (as is free beer) at these challenging trivia nights and quizzes you can find at these pubs in Singapore. Just don’t even think about getting Wikipedia up on your phone.
For the most diverse questions: Molly Malone’s
As it so happens, Singapore’s first Irish bar is also a prime destination for quiz nights. With topics ranging from fashion and Disney movies, to cuisine and film, you better make sure you’ve put together a diverse team of trivia nuts to come out on top. We especially like the challenge where we’re tasked to guess celebrities using only their childhood photos. Up for grabs is a bucket of five bottles of St. Miguel or St. Miguel light.
Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Brasserie, 56 Circular Road, Singapore 049411. p. 6536 2029. Quiz night on Mondays, 7.30pm.
For the best happy hour: Brewerkz Clarke Quay
The folks at Brewerkz, are as serious about their Monday night pub quiz as they are about their beer, so make sure you stow your cellphones and your group comprises between 2-8 members. Happy hour runs throughout quiz night, so make sure you grab a couple of its crafty brews (but not to many; gotta stay sharp!) while you mull over the questions. Brewerkz offers quarterly and weekly prizes to the winning teams that include vouchers, beer and more.
Brewerkz Riverside Point, 301 Merchant Road, Riverside Point, Singapore 058282. p. 6438 7438. Quiz night on Mondays, 7.30pm.
For the devilishly difficult: Prince of Wales Boat Quay
If you prefer your bars quaint and kinda divey, park yourself at the Prince of Wales in Boat Quay on Tuesday night for an evening of affordable pints and its devilishly difficult pub quiz, hosted by legendary quizmaster Colin Chamberlain. And even if you’re flying solo, take the opportunity to form an impromptu team with the bar’s eclectic mix of backpackers from around the world. After all, you’re going to want a couple of mates to share that bucket of five beers when you win right?
Prince of Wales Boat Quay, 51 Boat Quay, Singapore 049840. p. 6557 2498. Quiz night on Tuesdays, 8pm.
For a quieter night out: Prince of Wales Little India
If the bustle of Boat Quay just ain’t your thing, head down to Prince of Wales’ sister outlet at Little India instead. Pop down on Wednesday night ,and you’ll once again take on Colin Chamberlain for the prize of five ice-cold brews.
Prince of Wales, 101 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209420, p. 6299 0130. Quiz night on Wednesdays, 8pm.
For the West-siders: Lazy Lizard 6th Avenue
Buckets of brews not enticing enough a prize for you? West-siders up for a challenge can sidle over to this laid-back Mexican-themed bar restaurant on Thursday nights, where they’ll be rewarded with a bottle of red or white wine for conquering this quiz. But hey, even if you don’t come out on top, you’ll still get to eat your feelings with a scrumptious selection of Mexican favourites
Lazy Lizard, 2 Sixth Ave, Singapore 276470, p. 6468 6289. Quiz nights on Thursdays, 8pm.
For the best food: Picotin Express
Who can think on an empty stomach, right? Fuel up for this quiz at Picotin Express, and a splut a couple of tasty pizzas with the team. Quizzes start at 8pm sharp and of course, there’ll be attractive prizes given out to winning team. And let’s not forget that quiz nights are more than just answering trivia questions; a good host displays showmanship and good humour, which is exactly what you’ll find on alternate Wednesdays at Picotin Express..
Picotin Express, 60 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286966. Quiz night on alternate Wednesdays, 8pm.
For local trivia: SG Tipsy Trivia
If you’re more likely to know how many MRT transfer stations there are compared to how many Presidents America has had in the last century, this is the quiz for you. Held every last Thursday of the month, this pub quiz has a 60:40 ratio of questions favouring local trivia over international. Held in different venues every month, you’ll have to keep up with these trivia gurus on Facebook or Twitter if you want to know where the next quiz will take place. Take note though: there’s an entry fee of $5 per member.
Various locations, see Facebook for details.
For F.R.I.E.N.D.S enthusiasts: Central Perk Café
Think you’re a huge fan of this comedy series? Prove it by participating in the trivia nights held at Central Perk, Singapore’s only café themed around the hit show. Answer questions related to the sitcom, and you can win up to $10,000 in store credits for you and your friends. All you have to do is simply purchase any Ross-related items, submit your participation card and hopefully be one of the six participants chosen to be on the hot seat (AKA their famous orange sofa). Check their Facebook page for regular updates on future trivia nights!
Central Perk Café, 1 Magazine Road, Central Mall #01-01, Singapore 059567