16 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 that take place throughout the city.

Edinburgh’s Best Pub Quizzes

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.

Auld Hoose food nachos pub

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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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: Tuesday, 6pm
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 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.

The Tron

The Tron is an Edinburgh institution. Located just behind the Tron Kirk, 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.

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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