Our guide to the best trivia, bingo and comedy nights in Potts Point and surrounding areas.

Adult life is sorely lacking one thing, and that’s friendly competition. I’m not talking about the crushing meritocratic clambering up the corporate ladder kind of competition. I’m talking about the kind of animal adrenalin one finds when playing competitive sports. It’s a kind of galvanism that wanes once one enters their twenties.

So where does one turn to when they’re hungry for that rush of competition? the pub on a trivia or, if you’re so inclined, bingo night.

We’re taking a look at the best trivia, bingo and comedy nights Potts Point has on offer.

Maxi Shield Hosts The Big Fact Hunt at Kings Cross Hotel
244 – 248 William Street, Potts Point 2011

Maxi Shield is somewhat a legend amongst the Sydney drag scene. Every Wednesday from 7pm, she hosts the completely outrageous The Big Fact Hunt trivia evening at Kings Cross Hotel. Come for the questions, stay for the drama.

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Gender Bender Bingo at Potts Point Hotel
33-35 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011

Miss Penny Tration has won over legions of fans in her time in Sydney, and every Thursday evening from 8.30pm she graces the stage of the Potts Point Hotel for a decadent evening of Gender Bender bingo. Affectionately described as “So easy your GRANDMA can play SO NAUGHTY she shouldn’t but CAN” it’s an evening of unbridled glamour and frivolity. You can book here.

Happy Endings Comedy Club
154 Brougham St, Cnr William St

If the kind of laugh you’re yearning to have with your friends revolves less around friendly competition and more around, well, jokes, Happy Endings Comedy Club has you covered. From $35 you’ll be able to catch an evening of rip-roaring hilarity on Friday and Saturday nights. Check out the list of future events here.

Magic Mic Comedy at Potts Point Hotel
Level One/33-35 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011

Another excellent edition to the Potts Point comedy fold is Magic Mic Comedy. This comedy night was initially an open-mic situation before it transcended to professional line-ups. Amongst those that have graced its hallow stage include Aaron Chen, Tony Woods, Steve Hofstetter, James Smith, Andrew Barnett, Simon Taylor, Cameron James, Luke Heggie, Ruven Govender, and Cassie Workman.

Trivia Thursdays at The Village Inn
9-11 Glenmore Rd, Paddington NSW 2021

I know that Paddington is really pushing it when it comes to being in the Potts Point vicinity, but is there anything better than a drunk walk home down Oxford St? No. Every Thursday The Village Inn host a very respectable trivia evening. If that’s not enough to convince you to make the commute, they also offer $10 wings all day and $20 jugs from 7pm til late. Bookings are essential so head here for more information.

Trivia Tuesdays at Dove & Olive
156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills, 2010

I’m reallllllly pushing it now, but hey, if you live in Potts Point you’re a foot solider who should find no aversion to walking. Dove & Olive trivia is the perfect way to spend a Tuesday evening. The food is great, the vibes are immaculate. Head here to book. Also, if you were hankering for a bingo fix, they host drag bingo every Wednesday.