If you’ve not yet tried hosting a pub quiz night, then you really should! Not only is it great fun for participants and spectators alike, but it can also be well worth your time (and certainly won’t cost you anything) as a venue owner.
A themed pub quiz can be a great night out for friends, family and work colleagues alike. It can also be a great way of getting people to come into your pub on a night that would otherwise be pretty quiet. The only thing you need to make sure is that you have a varied range of fun questions in your quiz to prevent it from getting dull. Asking the same question multiple times won’t be ideal but it should be OK if it’s put in an unexpected category.
Getting the word out
As with any event, you need to promote it as much as possible in order to make sure people come along. If you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter, then make a sign and put it up somewhere prominent in the pub.
You should definitely have posters up in the local area – working together with other local businesses to recover post-Covid, and if you’ve got an interesting quiz night theme, you can even get some journalists to cover the event – this draws in an extra audience! Don’t forget to invite people by email, Facebook, Twitter, and by advertising the event as a Post and Event on your Google My Business listing.
Making money from quizzes
Pub quiz themes tend to work best if they are relevant to the area and its history. In Grimsby, for example, you could host a general history of Grimsby pub quiz that looks at landmarks such as the old ice factory, the dock tower, or even delve into the town’s Viking history, and the story of Havelok.
If you serve food in your pub quiz theme evenings, then you could ask questions about it in an unusual way (e.g. How many sausages where sold in Germany last year?).
People will often remember a quiz night because it’s so different to the normal quiz nights, and you could even have a prize for the winner!
As well as making money from quizzes, you’ll be raising awareness of your pub. You can use your profits to advertise in magazines or on the internet, and perhaps even on TV or radio. Pub quizzes are a great way to make your business stand out from the rest in your local area.