Keen to escape the day-to-day monotony of your life with a night of niche questions and a handful of drinks? Yep, us too. Well, strap your bright person pants on gang; we’ve found you just the thing.
Not only is trivia generally a laugh a minute, but it’s also reasonably inexpensive (if not free), and you get to think of a hilariously inappropriate name for your team. Here are nine local spots to test your knowledge and expand your useless facts repertoire across the Gold Coast. (From North to South – for your convenience.)
The Park Coomera
The perfect chance to stretch your clever muscles for those on the northern end of the Coast. Infusion Trivia takes place on Wednesdays, with registration free and starting from 6.30pm with the main event at 7pm. Don’t be scared to bring some hungry mouths either; with trivia meal deals you can score a metre-long pizza and four schooners of beer for a very reasonable $80 — with a deal like that, you’re already winning.
Where: Shop MM7, Westfield Coomera
The Parkwood Tavern
Well-versed in all sorts of weekly events and live music, however, on a Wednesday, we suggest you pull together the brainiest people you know and head down to The Parkwood Tavern. From 6.45pm onwards, enjoy some state-of-the-art trivia — no pens, no paper, you only have a wireless buzzer. Fancy! It must be noted though, that tables bookings are required to secure your entry.
Where: Corner of Olsen and Wintergreen Drives, Parkwood
Being known as a hive of events and a great social hub, Southport Sharks brings you a weekly trivia you simply cannot miss. A monthly themed trivia gives way to the other week’s being hosted by non-other than Hot Tomato’s Simon Baggs. Entry is entirely free, family is encouraged, and bookings are essential.
Where: Olsen & Musgrave Avenues, Southport
Last Night on Earth
It’s one of the best nights in town, with trivia lovers flocking from all over the Coast to take out the top prize. The fun starts at 7pm on alternating Wednesdays with plenty of inappropriate questions, a vast array of beers and loads of laughs. Entry is free, but teams are a maximum of six people, and bookings are a must. Get booking!
Where: 50B Nerang Street, Southport
This fun splashed and sometimes naughty den of shenanigans is always a place of good times and merriment. When they’re not busy playing rock ‘n’ roll and slinging whiskey and beer, you can stop by on a Monday night from 6.30pm for a good old-fashioned game of pub trivia. Why not?
Where: 44A Nerang Street, Southport
Mermaid Beach Bowls Club
The Mermaid Beach Bowls Club is always a good time and never more so than Thursday nights. From 7pm, you and your squad can get involved in the festivities and compete for cash prizes and drink vouchers while downing some fish and chips and a shandy or two. Plus, there’s over $150 in prizes to be won. Happy days!
Where: 9 Markeri Street, Mermaid Beach
Bine Bar & Dining
The sweet little Nobby’s beer bar is home to trivia good times each and every week with themed nights the way of things, i.e. Harry Potter. While you’re there, try a vast range of rotating tasty craft beers, and there are tacos for $5. It’s $15 per team with a max of six people, and can we just say, there are big prizes in store for those with the highest score.
Where: 1/28 Chairlift Avenue, Miami
Precinct Brewing Co
Just when you thought Miami’s art precinct couldn’t get any better, Precinct Brewing Co decided to join in on the action. With clever and taste bud tingling brews like their Lagerita (tequila-infused and aged on American Oak), Tipsy Trivia on a Tuesday is the best way to escape the house and enjoy $15 pizzas all night long. The questions kick-off at 7pm with a $15 entry for teams of up to six.
Where: 17 Christine Avenue, Miami
Set on the banks of picturesque Currumbin Creek, you’ll want to spruce your Thursday night up with the Steak Night special of just $20 for a 250g sirloin, house salad, fries and sauce, and free entry into trivia with no booking required — yep, just rock up, register, and join in. There are monthly themed trivia too! A great selection of prizes is on offer with the fun kicking off from 7pm.
Where: 165 Duringan St, Currumbin
Words by Alex Mitcheson.