When Every Tuesday, 8pm.
The lowdown 4Corners' smaller space out back actually makes for the best quiz setting in town, and although it may be super-friendly, its midweek mindmash is hotly contested; with prizes up for grabs after each round, there’s a rewarding, fun-focused atmosphere about the place, and the accessible quiz sees high scores that puts everyone in with a shot at the top. Content can be a tad US-centric at times, though its regulars do indeed come from all four corners of the world, including the Grumpy Old Men and Quiz on My Face.
There’s also a chance to snag points before you even arrive, with a two-point picture puzzle released a few hours before the quiz via the official WeChat account (ID: Pubquiz).
The host A changing cast, after the departure of long-term question master Mathew Couri Jacobs.
Rounds Five, including picture, music and a wipeout finale.
Cost Free; up to eight per team.
Prizes A big bottle of booze of your team’s choice; winners of each round receive a round of shots, a dessert or fries to share.
Deals 4Corners' flatbread pizzas are two-for-one until the quiz starts at 8pm; buckets of six beers are 100RMB (Tiger) and 150RMB (Corona) throughout. Follow WeChat account 'Pubquiz' for more.
Did you see the picture question at the top of this article or in the December 2018 Time Out Beijing magazine? Here's the answer:
Luke Skywalker. These are the line colours of China's four largest subway systems (l-r: Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou). The 'I' covers red lines, while the 'II' covers each system's Line 5; in the Star Wars series (clue: the Rebel symbol), Red 5 is the call name of a piloting Luke Skywalker. Easy, no?