With cash prizes, bar vouchers and free dinners up for grabs, pub quizzing has really taken off in Joburg and if you're a dedicated trivia buff, you'll find plenty of opportunity to put your knowledge to the test at one of Joburg's many pub quizzes. Quiz nights also make for fun corporate events and many of the quizzing companies who run local pub quizzes also cater for special occasions such as end of year parties or team-building events.
QUIZ NIGHTS SAQuiz Nights SA run a popular quiz league in pubs across Johannesburg and Pretoria. The top three teams from each pub are entered into the grand finals with big cash prizes up for grabs (the first prize in their most recent final was R12,000). There are two grand finals a year although teams are also welcome to turn up at their chosen pub and play for fun. Weekly prizes depend on the venue and those venues offering the biggest prizes, such as Knead in Sandton (opposite the Sandton Convention Centre) generally require you to book a table a few days in advance. The quiz consists of five rounds of general knowledge, plus five music questions and there are occasional once-off quizzes such as Game of Thrones quiz night.
Participating pubs include The Griffin (Illovo), Vovo Telo (Parkhurst), Schwabinger Stuben (Randburg), The Brazen Head (Edenvale) and Hooters in Emperor's Palace. See the Quiz Nights SA facebook page for the full list of venues and quiz league dates.
QUIZWIZZQuizwizz rounds are a mixture of general knowledge and trivia, music and mystery voices, pictures, speed quiz rounds as well as who or where am I quiz rounds and the famous wipeout round whereby any incorrect answers could cost you all your points. Prizes depend on the venue and include cumulative cash jackpot prizes and the standard of the questions (and the competing teams) is high making Quizwizz nights very competitive and popular with dedicated trivia fiends. Booking a table is advised.
Venues include Full Stop Café (Parktown North), The Radium Beer Hall (Orange Grove), Wolfpack in Parkhurst, The Italian Club (Bedfordview) and La Vie en Rose at the Killarney Country Club among many others.
See the Quizwizz website for regularly updated monthly schedules of upcoming quizzes. Quizwizz also run quizzes for birthday parties, social events and fundraisers as well as fun corporate quizzes for companies of all sizes. Call Larry on +27 82 888 5355 for more information and to book a table for your team.