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3 Virtual Pub Quizzes to Conquer During Lockdown

· Ali Turner · Culture

If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em!

Pencils at the ready, it’s time to take on your favourite pub quiz at home.

Bored of the humdrum days of lockdown? Want to get back to your old pubbing days early? You’re in luck because the city’s best pub quizzes have gone on online. Round up your mates, virtually of course, and put all that weird and wonderful knowledge in your noggin to good use by puzzling your way through their crafty questions. Beer is a must, nibbles get bonus points and a good time will be had by all.

Water Lane Boathouse

Water Lane Boathouse

Credit: Ben Bentley

Grab a beer, swipe a quiz sheet and find a comfy corner to do the virtual pub quiz with Water Lane Boathouse. They stream live on Facebook every Monday, so you can put your general knowledge to the test against a hoard of merry online quizzers. Split into five parts, you’ll be taking on an ever-changing selection of topics, like ‘things with wings’, noughty numbers and hip hop. The picture round is a hand-drawn extravaganza!

Tune in on Facebook at 7pm every Monday.

The Cardigan Arms

The Cardigan Arms

It’s a self-serve home bar for The Cardigan Arms quiz, but everything else is the same. It takes the form of an almighty zoom meeting, so you’ll need to get dressed, you might even want to shower. Topics for this wildly whack brain-teaser include ‘The Weird Charades Bit’, ‘The Badly-Played Song Round’ and the ‘The Middle-Class Price Check Bit’. Loners are welcome, groups are too – it’s all a bit of fun after all.

Tune in on Zoom at 8pm every Tuesday – the meeting ID is 616 928 4768 and the password is virtuous.

The Chemic Tavern

The Chemic Tavern

The Quarantine Quiz is going strong! The Chemic Tavern has taken its weekly mind-boggler online to help raise money to see them through the crisis. It takes place every Monday on Facebook, so you can catch up with your mates in the comments while you try to work out the answers. This is an eclectic evening of trivia, so you’ll be winging your way from current events and ‘on this day in history’ to wordplay and ‘put it in order’.

Tune into Facebook at 8.30pm every Monday.