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Let’s Get Quizzical | Auckland’s Best Quiz Nights

By Olivia Atkinson - 21 Mar 2016

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The Empire
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There are few better ways to beat the mid-work week blues than hitting a quiz night. Whether you’re after a loud and proud boozy affair, or an evening of collaborative fun, there’s a quiz night for everyone in Auckland.

Grab a pie and a pint, put your thinking cap on, and get ready show off your obscure knowledge. Who knows? You might even come out on top. 

The Kingslander 

Kingsland 

It’s one of the biggest pub quizzes in Auckland, so your chances of taking the title are on the slim side. However, The Kingslander’s buzzing vibes and flowing beer totally makes up for it. With the first question being yelled out at 7.30pm on Tuesday, make sure you get in early to secure your spot. 

Citizen Park 

Kingsland 

Just down the road, Tuesday evening also sees Citizen Park packed with keen bean quiz night teams looking to score a bar tab. Jugs of beer are given a special price tag and Citizen Park’s tasty grub is on offer if you need a bit of brain food. This is a popular quiz night pozzy so don’t forget to book! Get their deets here and give Citizen Park a holla. 

TSG 

Britomart 

Monday, you suck. Luckily, there’s a way to kick the Monday melancholies into touch. TSG has just started quiz nights (can we get a hallelujah?!) where punters can show off their brains, enjoy a couple of cold ones, and munch on TSG’s famous pizza in Britomart. The quiz starts at. 6.30 pm so sign up your team at [email protected] and don’t forget to bring your A-brain game. 

The Spotted Pig 

Eden Terrace 

This Eden Terrace gastropub generously offers $12 steaks at their Wednesday quiz night so, naturally, we think it’s one of the best in town. Rally up a varied selection of mates (the broader the knowledge, the better, right?), dream up some down right ridiculous team name and prepare to get get competitive at The Spotted Pig. There are some primo prizes up for grabs but if you can’t get a win in the bag, another steak should fill the void.  

The Empire 

Auckland CBD 

Another monstrous quiz night, The Empire is your chance to have a Tuesday brain picking post 9-to-5 grind. This iconic pub will keep you well-fed with their cracking menu, featuring nachos, pizza, BBQ ribs and burgs. Just don’t let the food distract you from the quiz… no one likes the guy who ‘forgets’ to participate. 

The Hangar 

Henderson 

If you’re a West Auckland lad or lass, then you’re in luck when it comes to a great quiz night. The Hangar in Henderson puts on one of the country’s biggest quiz nights hosted by funny guy Matt Stellingwerf every Tuesday evening. You’re probably gonna need a bit of fuel to get you through and The Hangar’s burgers and pizzas will do just the trick. 

Freeman & Grey 

Ponsonby 

Did someone say $12 pizza and a pint?! Freeman & Grey knows how to lure in quiz night crews. With $300 worth of prizes to be won each Tuesday and George FM DJ’s at the turn tables, it’s one of the best quiz nights in Auckland. 

The Cav 

Freemans Bay 

Your Monday evening is officially booked out for the rest of 2016 with a killer quiz night at The Cav. Hosted by Crack-Up Quiz Nights and comedian Alan McElroy, your evening is accompanied by totally delicious bar snacks (taco board, anyone?) and quality dranks. 

The Dominion 

Mt Eden 

The Dominion is always chocka on a Tuesday as teams battle it out, quiz night style. You can register between four and 10 people, and whatever happens, you’re guaranteed a hearty feed and the chance to break up your otherwise tedious week. Sounds good to us! 

The Zookeeper’s Son 

Royal Oak 

How much random knowledge does that brain of yours hold? Put it to the test at The Zookeeper’s Son’s quiz night every Tuesday. Chow down on a burger, drink that wine or beer and let the smarts games begin! 

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