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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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Tea + Victory

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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.  

Kung Fu Saloon

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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.

HandleBar Houston

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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.

Darwin's Pub

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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.

Liberty Station

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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.

Eighteen Twenty Lounge

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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.

Neil's Bahr

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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.

Pitch 25

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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.  

Rudyard's British Pub

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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.

Mongoose Versus Cobra

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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.

The Cellar Bar

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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.  

Coral Sword

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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.

Tea + Victory

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.  

Kung Fu Saloon

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.

HandleBar Houston

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.

Darwin's Pub

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.

Liberty Station

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.

Eighteen Twenty Lounge

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.

Neil's Bahr

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.

Pitch 25

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.  

Rudyard's British Pub

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.

Mongoose Versus Cobra

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.

The Cellar Bar

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.  

Coral Sword

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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