Melbourne's oldest building hosts free trivia several nights a week and serves fantastic food. Set in the heart of the city, tucked away in Bank Place is Melbourne's very first pub - The Mitre Tavern. Its lovely georgian architecture is matched by several other buildings in this little nook off Collins Street. With a variable and well priced menu, some interesting activities and a deep sense of history, this great little inn is very well patronised.
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30pm (til 8:30) you can roll up for a free game of trivia. Tables of 6 players are the norm, but many take their chances with just the two players.
The event is really well run with a carefree, laid-back host and patrons who laugh their way through the night. Meals are well cooked pub fare and the service is good. The night is a low key unwind for many city workers and their families who come in to join them. Mark it in your diary and give it a try. I'm sure you'll have an enjoyable evening
However, if you're simply looking for some good dining, try the tavern's upstairs Steak House and Grill with seafood specials and alternatives in lighter meals. If you want something a little more casual, there's great fare served in the Beer Garden where you can sit and "people watch" until your heart's content.