6 Virtual Edinburgh Pub Quizzes To Get You Through Lockdown

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Lockdown might mean that you’re missing your favourite weekly trivia night at the pub. Never fear, we have curated a list of quiz masters who are taking their quizzes digital for lockdown to keep you entertained at an appropriate social disance. So, open a beer, log in and have a laugh!

Virtual Edinburgh Pub Quizzes To Get The Pals on Zoom

Goose’s Pub Quizzes

Goose In Yer Hoose!

Every night at 7pm, live on Twitch. Answer using Google Forms.

Dr Paul’s Quizzes Live

Regular quizzes hosted on YouTube throughout the week.

Bongo’s Bingo

Can’t quite claim it as an Edinburgh quiz but it definitely has caused mayhem in the city!

Grab your bingo card this Saturday for a video stream of the cheeky bingo game live in your living room.

See the video below for the vibe.

Roaming Quiz Man

Order a pre-made quiz to use with your friends on Zoom.

JJ’s Quiz

Regular quiz master at Greenmantle, Fly Half, Mash Tun and County. They’re now running remote quizzes during lockdown!

Innes & Gunn Brewery Taproom & The Skinny

Check out the Skinny’s Facebook page for details of their online trivia night. Beer fans, check out our craft beer guide.

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Amber Rose

Nestled away just off Princes Street on Castle Street, this is a convenient location for tourists who are staying in the area or who need to relax after a long day of exploring.
Quiz: Monday, 7:30pm
Transport Connections: most Lothian Bus and Edinburgh Trams services which serve Princes Street.

Akva

Swedish Bar. An amazing view of the canal at the rear. British Sign Language is available on a four-weekly basis.
Quiz: Tuesday, 8pm
Transport: Buses to Fountainbridge/Fountainpark. A short walk from Haymarket Station.

Apothecary

Very trendy bar in the Quartermile development, close to the university’s George Square.
Quiz: Tuesday 7pm
Transport Connections: Buses which serve Lauriston Place.

The Auld Hoose

Conveniently located for Pollock Halls (Edinburgh University) and Arthur’s Seat, this pub serves the best giant nachos in Edinburgh. Post-hike quiz, anyone?
Quiz: Tuesday, 8pm
Transport Connections: Buses to Clerk Street (short walk). Buses to St Leonard’s.

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The Black Cat

Located between Princes Street and George Street.
Quiz: Tuesday, 8pm
Transport Connections: Any bus or tram to Princes Street.

Brass Monkey (Leith)

The younger brother of the Brass Monkey in the Old Town, this Leith iteration is located on Leith Walk close to Pilrig Street. The Brass Monkey is home to comfy couches and walls plastered with movie posters. This pub is a hit with the locals and students who live in nearby accommodation.
Quiz: Monday, 7pm
Transport Connections: Any bus which serves Leith Walk or Pilrig Street

Brass Monkey (Old Town)

Much like its younger brother in Leith, the Brass Monkey on Drummond Street has a welcoming atmosphere, comfy couches and movie posters on the walls. Close to the University’s Geography school.
Quiz: Wednesday, 9pm
Transport Connections: Any bus to South Bridge.

Brewhemia

Bigger on the inside than on the outside. Trendy bar with a champagne and gin lounge on the upper level. Great location behind Waverley Station on Market Street.
Quiz: Tuesday, 8:30pm
Transport Connections: Bus or Tram to Princes Street, and a short walk. Train to Edinburgh Waverley.


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Cabaret Voltaire

Close to the Royal Mile. Known to students and locals as ‘Cab Vol.’
Quiz: Wednesday 9pm
Transport Connections: any bus to South Bridge.

Cambridge Bar

This central pub is located on the narrow Young Street, just off Charlotte Square at the West End. This pub would suit tourists and locals looking for a quieter spot in Edinburgh’s New Town.
Quiz: Monday, 8pm
Transport Connections: most Lothian Bus and Edinburgh Trams services which serve Princes Street.

Candy Bar

Home of the ‘Food For a Fiver’ deal, this basement bar is a great spot to chill out in.
Quiz: Tuesday, 8pm
Transport Connections: Bus or Tram to Princes Street

CC Bloom’s

LGBT bar and club. Located next to the Playhouse Theatre.
Quiz: Thursday, 8pm
Transport Connections: Buses to Greenside. Trams to York Place.

The Cuckoo’s Nest

This wee pub is located close to the Meadows area on Home Street, so is great for students and those visiting the festival.
Quiz: Monday, 8pm
Transport Connections: Buses serving Home Street, including 23 and 36.

The Cumberland Bar

Aptly named as it resides in the middle of the New Town on Cumberland Street.
Quiz: Monday, 8:30pm
Transport Connections: Take a bus to Princes Street and walk down Hanover/Dundas Street – or 23 or 27 buses.

The Dog House

Located in student-central, this quirky pub attracts all kinds of people. And if you’re lucky, you might get to meet the owner’s dog! And they now serve food from Brazilian street vendors, Tupiniquim – the best street food in Edinburgh, hands down.
Quiz: ‘The Bad Boy’, Monday at 8pm
Transport Connections: Any buses serving Clerk Street and Newington.

Foundry 39

Tucked away at the end of Princes Street in the West End.
Quiz: Wednesday, 6pm
Transport Connections: buses to Queensferry Street or Shandwick Place. Trams to West End.

Golf Tavern

Popular with students. Close to Warrender Park Crescent (Edinburgh University Accommodation.) Next to the Barclay Viewforth Church at Bruntsfield.
Quiz: Wednesday, 9:30pm
Transport Connections: any buses to Bruntsfield.

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Granary

Popular Leith bar located on the trendy ‘Shore’ area.
Quiz: Wednesday, 7:30pm
Transport Connections: Buses to the Shore.

Greenmantle

Super close to the university’s George Square campus. Located on West Crosscauseway.
Quiz: Monday, 8pm
Transport Connections: Any buses serving Clerk Street and Newington.

Hanover Tap

On the corner of Hanover and Queen Street. Only a short walk from Princes Street
Quiz: Monday, 7:30pm
Transport Connections: any bus or tram to Princes Street, Hanover Street or Queen Street.

Hectors

A Stockbridge staple.
Quiz: Tuesday, 8pm
Transport Connections: Buses to Stockbridge

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Hermitage Bar

Small but cute pub in the Bruntsfield area. Popular with students and locals.
Quiz: Tuesday, 8pm
Transport Connections: 10-minute walk from the Meadows. Buses which serve Bruntsfield/Comiston.

Indigo Yard

Trendy bar in the West End.
Quiz: Wednesday, 8pm
Transport Connections: buses to Queensferry Street or Shandwick Place. Trams to West End.

Innes & Gunn

Located on Lothian Road
Quiz: Sunday, 7pm
Transport Connections: buses to Lothian Road

Lebowskis

Convenient for Napier Uni student accommodation.
Quiz: Tuesday, 9pm
Transport Connections: Buses to Lothian Road.

Malones (Morrison Street)

You’re sure to have a fun night at Malone’s Irish bar. Close to Napier Student accommodation and Haymarket.
Quiz: Monday, 7pm
Transport Connections: Buses, Trams and Trains to Haymarket

Montpelliers

Posh pub in Bruntsfield. Does nice food and fancy drinks.
Quiz: Tuesday, 8pm
Transport Connections: Buses which serve Bruntsfield.

Newsroom

Trendy bar located at the East End of Princes Street. Cool window display.
Quiz: Thursday, 9pm
Transport Connections: Buses to Princes Street, North Bridge or Leith Street.

The Outhouse

The Outhouse is tucked away on Broughton Street Lane. It’s a smaller pub but they do have some great beers and cocktails.
Quiz: Monday, 8:30pm
Transport Connections: Any buses that serve Leith Street and Greenside Row. Around a fifteen-minute walk from Princes Street, and a short walk from London Road (another major bus route.) Also close to the city tram terminus.

The Peartree

A student’s favourite hideout. Located directly opposite Edinburgh University’s Appleton Tower.
Quiz: Monday, 9pm
Transport: You are best to get a bus to South Bridge/Nicolson Street and walk along West Nicolson Street.
Pro Tip: Red Box across the road do amazing noodle boxes

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Philly’s

Pilly’s is located in the Edinburgh Park development in West Edinburgh. This would be great for anyone working in the development or any business travellers staying close by who want to let off some steam!
Quiz: Monday, 6pm
Transport Connections: 20, 21 or 400 buses. Tramstop: Edinburgh Park Central

Portobello Tap

Located in the Portobello area in East Edinburgh, this pub is a favourite with locals. It’s also a great stop for any visitors who might be exploring Portobello Beach during the day and are looking to rest tired feet whilst exercising their brain!
Quiz: Monday, 7pm
Transport Connections: Lothian Buses 21, 26 or 49 & EastCoastBuses 124.

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Queens Arms

Basement pub on Frederick Street.
Quiz: Sunday, 8pm
Transport Connections: Short walk from Princes Street, George Street and Queen Street.

The Royal Dick

This pub is named after the Royal Dick School which formerly occupied this stunning building in Summerhall. Located in the Southside area, this pub is popular with students.
Quiz: Monday, 7pm
Transport Connections: Any buses which serve Nicolson Street & Lothian Buses 41.

The Southern

Popular with students and locals. Located on South Clerk Street.
Quiz: Sunday, 7:30pm
Transport Connections: buses to Clerk Street.

The Southsider

Popular with students. Close to George Square campus.
Quiz: Thursday, 9pm
Transport Connections: a short walk from Nicolson Street. Buses to Pleasance.

The Street

LGBT bar located on Picardy Place. Excellent Hendrick’s Teapots!
Quiz: Wednesday, 9pm
Transport Connections: Buses to Greenside. Tram to York Place.

The Three Sisters

Convenient for many Edinburgh University halls of residence, including Kincaid’s Court.
Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese!
Quiz: Tuesday, 10pm
Transport Connections: Lothian Buses 2 and any other service to George IV Bridge, Forrest Road or Chambers Street.

Tolbooth Tavern

Located on the Canongate, part of the Royal Mile.
Quiz: Sunday, 8pm
Transport Connections: Buses to Royal Mile/North Bridge.

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The Tron

The Tron is an Edinburgh institution. Located just behind the Tron Kirk, Hunter Square (next to the Royal Mile.)
Quiz: Monday, 10pm
Transport Connections: Any bus that serves North Bridge. A short walk from the Royal Mile.

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