Seattle Bars With Games

Friendly competition is always a great icebreaker in any group. Throw in drinks, tunes and snacks? A guaranteed good time. Bars with games run the gamut in our Emerald City, adding ease and amusement to any outing. We've collected quite a mix, whether you're wooing that first date with your Scrabble skills and a glass of syrah, or out with the office for ping pong and cheap Pabst on tap.

Updated: August 03, 2010

Seattle Bars with Board Games


11th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98102

Equal parts gallery and restaurant, this Capitol Hill hybrid is a classier incarnation of a board game bar. Come for the art, stay for the Scrabble, and return again and again for the decadent mac 'n? cheese.

Stumbling Monk

1635 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98102

Eschewing hard alcohol and food service, this Capitol Hill bar keeps it simple with beer and board games. Offerings (both playable and drinkable) are extensive and eclectic, and hungry patrons will delight in permission to order in their own grub.

Peoples Pub

5429 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Everyone in Ballard knows this German pub for its distinct and deliciously deep-fried pickle. Often overlooked, however, is the great selection of group games like 20 Questions and Battle of the Sexes, which make for an engaging after-work romp.

Seattle Bars with Large-Format Games

Nine Pound Hammer Llc

6009 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

If free peanuts, late-night tamale carts, and weekend DJs don't lure you to this Georgetown dive, the games surely will. From Ms. Pacman and pinball to shuffleboard and free pool, there's something for every player and ample cheap beer on tap.

Eastlake Zoo Tavern

2301 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Although it boasts seven pool tables, this Eastlake bar offers far more than just billiards and brews. Anglophiles will delight in the regulation snooker ball table while skeeball, shuffleboard and dart boards keep the rest of us Yankees amused.


2222 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

This Belltown hideaway exudes all things carnival with a dazzling array of arcade games and pinball machines. Throw in cheap beers, decadently-topped hot dogs and a real life clown, and you've got yourself a night at the circus.

Teddy's Tavern

1012 NE 65TH St, Seattle, WA 98115

With an enormous patio boasting several ping pong tables, its no wonder that this Roosevelt tavern is a hot summer spot. Nuts are the only food served, but when eaten piping hot with freshly squeezed juice, they are perfect al fresco fare.