Many Manhattan bars have redefined how a night out is best played by having fun games “on tap.” From arcade games to shuffleboard to ping pong and pool, here are a few spots to play games while having a fun night out with friends.
The Lost Lady (171 Avenue C)
In Alphabet City, you can grab a cold beer and play shuffleboard at The Lost Lady. The nautical themed bar is also equipped with a CD jukebox, a slew of tacos and guacamole and an on-tap cocktail named the Sailors Choice.
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The Uncommons (230 Thompson St.)
“We take fun seriously” --- that’s the motto of Manhattan’s first board game café, The Uncommons. The spot offers a variety of games like Monopoly, Backgammon, Checkers, Risk and Cards Against Humanity. There’s a simple per-person flat fee that allows access to 1000+ games. (It’s worth it!)
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Ace Bar (531 E 5th St.)
If you’re feeling competitive, Ace Bar is an East Village staple that offers fun and entertainment for all. Along with cheap beers and legit happy hour deals, the bar has pool tables ($1/game), dartboards ($10 refundable deposit), Skee-Ball lanes ($1/game) and pinball machines (75¢/game).
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Slate NY (54 W 21st St.)
Located in the heart of Chelsea, Slate NY is a game lovers' paradise, with giant Jenga, Skee-Ball, table tennis, foosball and pool. The upscale bar and lounge (that has a strict dress code) is perfect for a date night and is basically an adult playground filled with games and booze.
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SPiN (48 E 23rd St.)
Ping Pong reigns supreme at SpiN New York. With 19 tables, full bar service and dining, Susan Sarandon's 14,000-square-foot club in the Flatiron District puts a fun, new spin on your next night out.
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Fat Cat (75 Christopher St.)
This basement bar features an assortment of games like pool, ping pong, foosball, shuffleboard, and much more. The West Village spot is a gamers paradise complete with jazz – just be warned that on the weekends, it will be crowded.
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Two-Bit’s Retro Arcade (153 Essex St.)
This Lower East Side bar is stacked with more than twenty old school arcade games, pinball, a foosball table and a wide selection of wine and beer on tap. Two-Bits is essentially a smaller version of Barcade, so bring friends and indulge in a wide selection of your favorite games.
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