Sure, getting drinks with your fiends is already a pretty fun way to spend an evening, but add in some arcade or board games and you’ve got yourselves a night to remember. These 9 bars have some super-fun games in addition to tasty drinks. Winner buys the next round!
1. A4cade by Area Four
A4cade is a great attraction for a fun night out with good drinks and a plethora of games. Although A4cade has a tendency to be packed on a Friday night, it’s popular for a reason! Get here early if you wanna get the best games, from classics like Pac Man to modern games like Guitar Hero.
Find A4cade at 292 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139.
Spin, an upscale ping pong club, is a recent addition to Boston’s bar scene, but it’s a great spot to explore for your next night out. Spin Boston features 14 Olympic-caliber ping pong tables, two private rooms which can be reserved, and a full bar and kitchen. The menu includes twists on local classics, like fluffernutter wontons and Boston cream pie. Cocktails are also Boston-themed, with one named after the T (which, contrary to what you might expect, looks delicious!).
Find Spin at 30 Melcher Street, Boston, MA.
Versus is an arcade bar with a sweet deal: once you pay $5 cover to get in, you can play an unlimited number of games! From pinabll machines and skee ball to classic arcade games, you’ll have no shortage of things to do here.
Find Versus at 42 Province St Boston, MA.
4. Tavern of Tales
Tavern of Tales is Boston’s only board game bar, and it certainly lives up to the title. Each of the games they offer has been uniquely designed to be enjoyed by beginners and experts alike. With totally unique gaming experiences and brews on hand, you’ll be sure to have a uniquely fun adventure. Plus, Tavern of Tales hosts weekly Dungeons & Dragons events and chess tournaments for even more social fun.
Find Tavern of Tales at 1478 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120,
5-6. Lucky Strike at Fenway and Somerville
Bowling is an underrated weekend plan — you get to wear cool shoes, listen to great tunes, and no one cares if you’re good at bowling or not! Lucky Strike is great spot for a relaxed, party vibe in the middle of a bowling alley. With drinks, arcade games, and good food, you’ll be sure to enjoy the good vibes regardless of whether or not you get a strike.
Find Lucky Strike at 145 Ipswich St in Boston and at 325 Revolution Dr #1128 in Somerville.
Kings Seaport has the three-in-one combination of a bowling alley, arcade, and a bar – and certainly you’ll be entertained by at least one when you visit! Visit the tap room or nosh on some appetizers or meals in between games, and you’ve got the winning formula for a fun night out.
Find Kings Seaport at 60 Seaport Boulevard Suite 225, Boston, MA 02210
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