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Fun Awaits at These 11 Houston Bars Outfitted With Games

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Because grown-ups love to play with toys just as much as children, there are a bounty of Houston bars that stock a selection of board games, arcade machines, and other nostalgic delights that’s just as solid as the booze offerings behind the bar.

Order a beer, play vintage Nintendo, or strike up a weekly board game group at one of these 11 Houston bars, all packed with enough games to drive away even the most intense bouts of boredom.

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1. Tea + Victory

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2030 E T C Jester Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
(832) 831-2483
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Containing a library of over 500 games, Tea + Victory is the newest board game haven. For $5, patrons can play unlimited games for as long as they want. Libations include local craft beer, wine, coffee, and loose leaf teas. Snack on tea sandwiches and other finger foods or enjoy a full brunch.  

2. Kung Fu Saloon

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5317 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 864-0642
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Washington Avenue’s Kung Fu Saloon is an adult arcade. The bar features a ping pong table, foosball, and three always-free skee ball lanes. Vintage arcade games like Galaga and Street Fighter II line the bar’s perimeter. Munch on cheeseburger eggrolls or kimchi cheese fries and play tabletop board games, Connect 4, or Jenga.

3. HandleBar Houston

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5219 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 831-1630
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HandleBar is sleekly furnished with rounded gold booths, string Edison lights, neon signs, and an iconic Burt Reynolds centerfold. The covered side patio offers cornhole, giant Jenga, and a see saw. Shoot some hoops on the electronic basketball game inside while sipping the Frida Kahlo, a refreshing cucumber-ginger cocktail.

4. Darwin's Pub

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33 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 940-2420
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Darwin’s Pub has pool tables on the covered patio and a selection of board games and card games. Catch a comedy show, live music, or karaoke on the indoor stage, or join a poker league and enter the weekly tournaments.

5. Liberty Station

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2101 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 640-5220
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This converted gas station features a sprawling dog-friendly patio including a covered, climate-controlled section as well as indoor games like foosball and Pac-Man. Dominos, Jenga, and Connect 4 provide more entertainment and food trucks are stationed outside.

6. Eighteen Twenty Lounge

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1820 Franklin St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 224-5535
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Eighteen Twenty Lounge has a pool table, darts, and pinball while the adjacent Joystix warehouse brims with over 200 classic arcade games as well as skee ball, air hockey, and Guitar Hero. Don’t miss the first and last Fridays of the month where $15 nets unlimited game play at Joystix.

7. Neil's Bahr

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2006 Walker St
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 237-0644
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Overload on 80’s and 90’s nostalgia at Neil’s Bahr. Browse the massive comic book collection, play Nintendo and Sega consoles, beat the high score on one of three free play multicades, watch reruns of The Simpsons, or stop in on Mondays for free pizza and movie night.

8. Pitch 25

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2120 Walker St
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 814-8157
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At the new Pitch 25, play foosball, shuffleboard, corn hole, or show off your footwork on the indoor soccer field. Prefer to leave the playing to the the professionals? Kick back on a hammock, swing, or couch and watch the latest match on one of the 42 big screen TVs.  

9. Rudyard's British Pub

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2010 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-0521
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Rudyard’s is a bi-level British pub with darts, pool, and shuffleboard. Upstairs, there’s a stage for live shows and an open space for Wednesday night board game meet ups. The menu highlights British staples like fish and chips with malt vinegar and one of Houston’s can’t-miss burgers.

10. Mongoose Versus Cobra

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1011 McGowen St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 650-6872
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The picnic table-style seating at Mongoose Versus Cobra is perfect for playing board games. Classic selections include Candyland, Scrabble, Scattergories, Clue, and Trivial Pursuit. Bring a group of friends for game night and split the giant pretzel with tangy mustard and beer cheese.

11. The Cellar Bar

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3140 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 528-6435
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The Cellar Bar is a candle-lit dive that offers darts, pool, foosball, a boxing game, and Golden Tee golf. Order a pizza at the bar or feel free to bring in food from outside. Happy hour specials are every day of the week and all day on Sundays.  

12. Coral Sword

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1318 Telephone Rd suite 3
Houston, TX 77023
(832) 820-0463
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Pick your poison at this hybrid coffee shop bar, because caffeine and booze are both on offer, along with tons of board games and enough pizza to survive even the longest of Monopoly games.

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1. Tea + Victory

2030 E T C Jester Blvd, Houston, TX 77008

Containing a library of over 500 games, Tea + Victory is the newest board game haven. For $5, patrons can play unlimited games for as long as they want. Libations include local craft beer, wine, coffee, and loose leaf teas. Snack on tea sandwiches and other finger foods or enjoy a full brunch.  

2030 E T C Jester Blvd
Houston, TX 77008

2. Kung Fu Saloon

5317 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

Washington Avenue’s Kung Fu Saloon is an adult arcade. The bar features a ping pong table, foosball, and three always-free skee ball lanes. Vintage arcade games like Galaga and Street Fighter II line the bar’s perimeter. Munch on cheeseburger eggrolls or kimchi cheese fries and play tabletop board games, Connect 4, or Jenga.

5317 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

3. HandleBar Houston

5219 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

HandleBar is sleekly furnished with rounded gold booths, string Edison lights, neon signs, and an iconic Burt Reynolds centerfold. The covered side patio offers cornhole, giant Jenga, and a see saw. Shoot some hoops on the electronic basketball game inside while sipping the Frida Kahlo, a refreshing cucumber-ginger cocktail.

5219 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

4. Darwin's Pub

33 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007

Darwin’s Pub has pool tables on the covered patio and a selection of board games and card games. Catch a comedy show, live music, or karaoke on the indoor stage, or join a poker league and enter the weekly tournaments.

33 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77007

5. Liberty Station

2101 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

This converted gas station features a sprawling dog-friendly patio including a covered, climate-controlled section as well as indoor games like foosball and Pac-Man. Dominos, Jenga, and Connect 4 provide more entertainment and food trucks are stationed outside.

2101 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

6. Eighteen Twenty Lounge

1820 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77002

Eighteen Twenty Lounge has a pool table, darts, and pinball while the adjacent Joystix warehouse brims with over 200 classic arcade games as well as skee ball, air hockey, and Guitar Hero. Don’t miss the first and last Fridays of the month where $15 nets unlimited game play at Joystix.

1820 Franklin St
Houston, TX 77002

7. Neil's Bahr

2006 Walker St, Houston, TX 77003

Overload on 80’s and 90’s nostalgia at Neil’s Bahr. Browse the massive comic book collection, play Nintendo and Sega consoles, beat the high score on one of three free play multicades, watch reruns of The Simpsons, or stop in on Mondays for free pizza and movie night.

2006 Walker St
Houston, TX 77003

8. Pitch 25

2120 Walker St, Houston, TX 77003

At the new Pitch 25, play foosball, shuffleboard, corn hole, or show off your footwork on the indoor soccer field. Prefer to leave the playing to the the professionals? Kick back on a hammock, swing, or couch and watch the latest match on one of the 42 big screen TVs.  

2120 Walker St
Houston, TX 77003

9. Rudyard's British Pub

2010 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77006

Rudyard’s is a bi-level British pub with darts, pool, and shuffleboard. Upstairs, there’s a stage for live shows and an open space for Wednesday night board game meet ups. The menu highlights British staples like fish and chips with malt vinegar and one of Houston’s can’t-miss burgers.

2010 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77006

10. Mongoose Versus Cobra

1011 McGowen St, Houston, TX 77002

The picnic table-style seating at Mongoose Versus Cobra is perfect for playing board games. Classic selections include Candyland, Scrabble, Scattergories, Clue, and Trivial Pursuit. Bring a group of friends for game night and split the giant pretzel with tangy mustard and beer cheese.

1011 McGowen St
Houston, TX 77002

11. The Cellar Bar

3140 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098

The Cellar Bar is a candle-lit dive that offers darts, pool, foosball, a boxing game, and Golden Tee golf. Order a pizza at the bar or feel free to bring in food from outside. Happy hour specials are every day of the week and all day on Sundays.  

3140 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77098

12. Coral Sword

1318 Telephone Rd suite 3, Houston, TX 77023

Pick your poison at this hybrid coffee shop bar, because caffeine and booze are both on offer, along with tons of board games and enough pizza to survive even the longest of Monopoly games.

1318 Telephone Rd suite 3
Houston, TX 77023

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