A great pub quiz is the measure of any decent boozer. Whether you’re in it to bag a big cash prize, show off your general knowledge, or to find an excuse for a midweek pint, everyone loves a good quiz down the local. If you’re a fan of pub trivia and you want to find the best place to showcase your talents, look no further than our Cardiff pub quiz guide and get ready to put your thinking caps on.
Cardiff Pub Quiz Guide…
Where: Mundy Place
When: Thursdays at 8pm (uni term time only)
The Macky Quiz, as it’s affectionately known by locals, is a student friendly pub quiz set in one of Cardiff’s most popular pubs.
Expect a mixture of traditional trivia questions and a music round, mixed in with a few specialist rounds and a pot luck question to catch out those iPhone cheats.
It offers lucky winners cash prizes of around £100 and free beer for the team that come second.
As well as the weekly quiz on Thursdays, they also do special themed quizzes now and again, featuring everything from Harry Potter, to Game of Thrones.
Recently refurbished, this friendly pub has eight screens to show all the sports action, an expanding cask ale range, a large beer garden and two pool tables!
It’s a perfect night to bring friends, family, flat mates or co-workers together for a pub quiz.
Where: 247 Cathedral Road
When: Mondays at 9pm
A highlight of the Cardiff pub quiz guide and a favourite with Pontcanna locals, the Halfway’s quiz is a traditional general knowledge challenge that will have you and your team wishing you had revised.
It’s £1 entry and winners receive the pot of cash from the entry money, as well as the pride of beating the competition.
They also combine their quiz night with a fantastic deal on burgers, so why not make an evening of it and tuck into some brain food before the big event.
Where: Harlech Court
When: Sundays at 7.30pm
A comfortable yet stylish bar with a unique theatre room, Porter’s host regular music and spoken word events as well as the popular Porter’s Sunday Night Quiz.
Put your noggins to the test with a challenging contest of general knowledge, music themed rounds and the chance to win cash prizes.
With a 7.30 sharp start, be sure to arrive early if you want to guarantee you and your team a seat. They have board games and a brilliant selection of ales and food to keep you occupied whilst you wait for the fun to begin and don’t forget to bring a pen!
Where: 39-41 Salisbury Road
When: Mondays at 8pm
Close to the university, Gassy’s is a spacious and trendy bar with a cosy mezzanine level with comfy bean bags and sofas.
One of the quirkier quizzes on the Cardiff circuit, Gassy’s offers cash prizes and free beer for the team that scores the highest on their alternative style quiz.
Their quiz is an exciting interactive speed quiz, and features questions that are tailored to the student population, so expect some mentions of memes and TV sitcoms.
The rest of the time this bar specialises in beer, burgers and great times; sounds perfect.
Where: 16 Severn Grove
When: Thursdays at 9pm
A lively, yet cosy pub that attracts all ages, the Robin Hood quiz is a good old-fashioned test of general knowledge for the whole family.
Resident quizmasters Madge and Sue take over the evening every Thursday to host two quizzes, where lucky participants have the chance to win £100.
Probably one of the trickiest you’ll come across, you may need to do a bit of revision if you want to be in with a shout of the top prize.
Get a team of friends together and test your knowledge!
Where: 14 Wellfield Road
When: Mondays at 8pm
A member of the quirky ‘Lounges’ chain, Juno has a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for knuckling down to a good knowledge test.
The quirky mismatched interior style gives these restaurants their individual style and you won’t be disappointed by Juno’s perfect rooftop beer terrace, ideal for catching some rays.
The quiz is a local favourite, hosted by quizmaster Hannah and can be enjoyed by all! The music round is a favourite with everyone as it features an eclectic mix of genres.
It’s £1 per person entry fee and winners receive the pot of cash at the end.
Where: 1-5 Woodville Road
When: Every Sunday at 8pm
Affectionately known as The Woody, this relaxed and cosy pub is situated in the heart of the student community in Cathays.
A highlight of our Cardiff pub quiz guide, each Sunday at 8pm they host an amazing pub quiz that is perfect for all ages.
With first place winning a £50 bar tab and plenty of yummy treats and goodies for the runners up, you won’t leave this quiz empty handed.
Whether a student, local or just passing by, you will be made to feel very welcome! You can even look out for their Dog of The Day!
Where: 2 Whitchurch Road
When: Wednesdays at 8pm
Last in our Cardiff pub quiz guide is a classically traditional pub with a fun and lively atmosphere. The Heath’s weekly pub quiz is a high-energy, interactive challenge that will have you literally racking your brains!.
From 8pm onwards, you and your team will need your smartphones at the ready for some fast-paced trivia. This makes it a world of fun, whilst ensuring it’s impossible to cheat.
So, find a team and get revising!
So, whether you’re a sports nut, a music buff, a trivia fanatic, a know-it-all or you just simply love a challenge, these brilliant pub quizzes are sure to get you and your team thinking. Test your brain and try out some of these brain-busting challenge in the Cardiff pub quiz guide.
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