18 Best Edinburgh Pub Quizzes – Grab Your Pals & A Pen

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Collect your crew, come up with a clever name, and test your trivia at these Edinburgh pub quizzes throughout the city.

Edinburgh’s Best Pub Quizzes

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.

Auld Hoose food nachos pub

Bennets Bar

Bennets Bar is one of the city’s oldest and most historic pubs!

It attracts a studenty audience with cheap eats and a weekly bar quiz.

Quiz: Tuesday, 7pm

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 accommodations.

Quiz: Monday, 7pm

Transport Connections: Any bus which serves Leith Walk or Pilrig Street

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Brass Monkey pub beds

Candy Bar

Home of the ‘Food For a Fiver’ deal, this basement bar is a great spot to chill out in.

Quiz: Tuesday, 7pm

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.

Dog House

Located in student-central, this quirky pub attracts all kinds of people. And if you’re lucky, you might meet the owner’s dog!

They now serve food from Brazilian street vendors, such as Tupiniquim, the best street food in Edinburgh.

Quiz: ‘The Bad Boy’, Monday at 8pm

Transport Connections: Any buses serving Clerk Street and Newington.


Everything Edinburgh owner’s cousin’s partner hosts the weekly Fierce bar quiz.

Host Haig wears the best cardigans in the city!

Quiz: Wednesday, 7pm.

Golf Tavern

Popular with students. Close to Warrender Park Crescent (Edinburgh University Accommodation.)

Next to the Barclay Viewforth Church at Bruntsfield.

Quiz: Thursday, 9pm

Transport Connections: any buses to Bruntsfield.

Edinburgh's skyline with the Meadows (Park) in the foreground. Scotland, United Kingdom


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.

Inside The Greenmantle pub

Indigo Yard

Trendy bar in the West End.

Quiz: Wednesday, 7:30pm

Transport Connections: buses to Queensferry Street or Shandwick Place. Trams to West End.


Trendy bar located at the East End of Princes Street. Cool window display.

Quiz: Thursday, 9pm

Go find the speakeasy after the quiz…

Transport Connections: Buses to Princes Street, North Bridge or Leith Street.

Cocktail and lamp on table at Jackson The Tailor a speakeasy bar

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

The Pear Tree Pubs Edinburgh

Portobello Tap

This pub is a local favourite located in the Portobello area in East Edinburgh.

It’s also a great stop for visitors who might be exploring Portobello Beach during the day and want to rest tired feet while exercising their brains!

Quiz: Tuesday, 6pm

Transport Connections: Lothian Buses 21, 26 or 49 & EastCoastBuses 124.

Aerial View of Potobello Beach Edinburgh Sunset

Queens Arms

Basement pub on Frederick Street.

Quiz: Sunday, 8pm

Transport Connections: Short walk from Princes Street, George Street and Queen 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.

Quiz: Tuesday, 8pm

Transport Connections: Lothian Buses 2 and any other service to George IV Bridge, Forrest Road or Chambers Street.

Three Sisters beer garden pub

The Tron

The Tron is an Edinburgh institution.

It is just behind the Tron Kirk in Hunter Square (next to the Royal Mile).

Quiz: Monday, 9pm

Transport Connections: Any bus that serves North Bridge. A short walk from the Royal Mile.

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