Here’s where answering the endless questions of your kids will finally pay off!
It’s sometimes tough to keep the romance alive in hectic Hong Kong, despite the fact that we have help at home and can actually escape quite easily for a night or two. After you have explored all the good food and happy hour options, you might start looking for something a bit more challenging. Why not put on your thinking caps and test your general knowledge at one of the city’s many trivia nights and pub quizzes. We can guarantee that once you sniff a win, you will be back for more!
Don’t let the laid back Caribbean vibes of this well-loved Central bar fool you, its long-running weekly trivia night is not one for the faint-hearted. Test yourself against the guest quizmasters for the chance to win a $500 bar voucher, and maybe next time the Caipirinhas will be on you (even if you land up in last place, you will probably have a whole lot of fun with the rum roulette!).
After a real challenge? If you know any journalists, you will know they think they know a thing or two about everything (guilty as charged!), so you can expect any quiz where they are involved to be tough. Find a friend who’s a member of the Foreign Correspondents Club and be sure to bag yourself and your other half a place on their team for the club’s monthly quiz. The cost to enter a team of six including dinner is $1,980 and you could win bragging rights that you’ve conquered Hong Kong’s trickiest trivia night.
When: Wednesday nights held monthly. Visit the website for dates
Where: The Foreign Correspondents Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, Hong Kong, 2521 1511, [email protected], www.fcchk.org
How to enter: Book your spot in advance with the FCC
Each month Beef & Liberty in Lan Kwai Fong teams up with a guest brand to host Let’s Get Quizzical with themed bonus rounds, spot prizes plus the chance to win big! Hosted by quizmaster Tom Attenborough, the quiz tends to get booked up quickly. Beef & Liberty Society members get priority. Happy hour drinks and Beef & Liberty’s signature burgers are available throughout the quiz, so you won’t go hungry!
When: Once a month; follow Beef & Liberty on Facebook & Instagram to know when it’s hosting the next one
Where: Beef & Liberty, 3/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, 2540 5778, [email protected], www.beef-liberty.com
How to enter: Book your spot on Facebook or via email; $100 entry per person includes a welcome drink
Order an espresso martini and pit your wits against Sai Ying Pun’s finest for the chance to win a bottle of Craft Gin at Tune Out Trivia, Winstons Coffee’s monthly trivia night. The rules are simple – hand in your phone (mobile addicts, don’t worry, there’s an intermission where you can check it!), form a team of 2 to 6 people, give yourselves a funny team name and start answering the questions! Even if you don’t bag the bottle of gin, there’s a cash prize for a bonus question and a special something for the best team name.
When: 9pm, held monthly on Wednesday nights, visit Facebook for the date of the next one
Where: Winston’s Coffee, 213 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2559 5078, [email protected], www.winstonscoffee.com
How to enter: Just turn up on the night with your team
Test your knowledge at Forbes’ monthly trivia night. Usually held on Mondays at the popular Kennedy Town Sports Bar, you can enter a team of six or less for a chance to win bar credit and more!
When: 8pm, usually on Monday nights; visit Facebook for the date of the next one
Where: Forbes 36 Sports Bar & Grill, G/F 36 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2813 5335, [email protected], www.forbes36.com
How to enter: Turn up and enter on the night
Next week, head to the super stylish Hung Hom co-working space Kafnu for this new trivia night that includes free-flow drinks, light nibbles and the chance to win prizes from Kafnu, Value Vigilantes, Aeon and more. Entry is $200 per person (for non-members), 1 credit for members and is for a maximum of 50 people.
When: 7:30pm on Wednesday, 30 July, 2019; check the WHub website for the date of the next one
Where: Kafnu, 2/F, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, [email protected], www.kafnu.com
How to enter: Turn up with your team and pay on the night
Looking for a family-friendly evening out in Discovery Bay? Head down to McSorley’s in DB Plaza and enter into their fortnightly quiz for your chance to pose with the iconic McSorley’s winner’s sign! No entry fee required.
When: 8pm, every two weeks on Thursday nights
Where: McSorley’s Ale House, G11A-1 Block B, Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, 2987 8280, [email protected], www.mcsorleys.com
How to enter: No booking required, just turn up on the night
A new kid on the Hong Kong quiz night block, this monthly trivia night at Curry Lounge Restaurant and Bar in Tung Chung promises prizes (including shooters) and happy hour prices until 9pm. Well-known quizmaster Chris Bhojwani keeps teams of up to eight people thoroughly entertained, with the perfect accompaniment of spicy Indian food.
When: 8pm, held monthly on a Wednesdays; visit Facebook to check the date of the next one
Where: Curry Lounge, G/F, SeaView Crescent, 8 Tung Chung, Waterfront Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2960 1977, 2960 0911, [email protected], www.currylounge.com
How to enter: Turn up on the night, or email Curry Lounge to guarantee your team’s place