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On vacation or a Dallas local and looking to have a little fun? Let your playful side shine and hangout at some of the best places to play games of all sorts. Whether you’re into vintage arcade games, giant versions of table top favorites, pool, or board games there are tons of fun places to unwind from the stresses of everyday life. With the help of a Google search and this Foursquare page, we’ve put together 5 of the top places to game in the Dallas area.

Kung Fu Saloon

2911 Routh St.

With a central Uptown location, Kung Fu Saloon provides an atmosphere that’s part vintage arcade, part sports bar and part late night dance party. You can enjoy a huge selection of vintage arcade games, choose from more traditional board games or have a blast with giant Connect Four and Jenga. Happy hour drink specials are offered Monday through Friday from 4-9PM and their grub is totally off the wall.


2101 Greenville Ave.

According to one Foursquare reviewer, Libertine is “small, relaxed, and a great place to pull out some board games.” According to their website, they serve a variety of local and imported craft beer and seasonal cocktails. With some superb bar food, Libertine sources local ingredients to bring its customers fresh and delicious dishes. Check out their Thursday Pint Night – buy the featured beer and you’ll get to keep the cool logo-ed glass.


1917 N. Henderson Ave.

With 24 different beers on tap, a huge patio and a plethora of arcade games and skeeball, Barcadia hopes to tickle your inner-child. They have awesome specials daily like Whiskey Wednesday with different whiskey specials all night and Sunday Funday with $5 “U-Call-Its from 3PM-2AM. With tons of delicious dishes to choose from, Barcadia offers the whole package!

Fat Straws Bubble Tea

5301 Alpha Rd. #38 (+ 2 other locations)

Take a break from all the booze and try Fat Straws Bubble Tea for an array of delicious drinks. One Foursquare reviewer raves about their “small lounge area” with board games available. Open most days from 10 to 10, you’ll be able to enjoy classics like the Jasmine Milk Tea and the Thai Tea Milkshake. This is a great kid friendly place to relax and play some games with the family.

Bryan Street Tavern

4315 Bryan St.

Enjoy delicious pizza and craft beer with occasional live music while playing a round of pool or watching the game. As one of the best pet-friendly patios in Dallas, you’ll always feel right at home in Bryan Street’s amazing outdoor space. Experience $4 all day mimosas on Sundays, half price pizza on Mondays and specials every single day. Grab your friends and head to Bryan Street for a few drinks, some games and a ton of fun!

Looking for more Dallas digs? Check out some of the best segway tours and best restaurants with a view to complete your weekend of fun!

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