Sometimes when you go to a bar, it seems like the only entertainment provided is the copious amounts of alcohol. To make your evening more interesting, consider heading to a bar with board games. Enjoy a snack, a cold beer and a fun game to get your competitive juices flowing. The great thing about many board games is you can have lots of players, or just two. Here are some bars in D.C. where you can find several different kinds of board games, available either for free or for a small rental fee.
1737 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
If you are looking for a bar with board games, the Board Room is your best option. With over 30 different kinds of board games, you will never run out of options. Choose from Scrabble to Monopoly to Taboo, and much, much more. Each game can be rented for $2, but you are free to bring in your own games as well. A lengthy beer and wine list is also available, with beer available by the glass or pitcher. You can also bring in your own food, or order food for delivery from any local establishment.
3427 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
Atomic Billiards is more than just a bar with some pool tables. It also offers shuffleboard, darts and a variety of board games for you to choose from. Selections include Uno, Connect 4, Battleship and more. Enjoy a beverage from the full bar while indulging your competitive streak. See the website for more information on daily drink specials.
2233 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
Games like chess and checkers are free at Breadsoda, and unlike some of the other bars in the area that have board games, Breadsoda also has a full menu. Choose from over a dozen different kinds of sandwiches, including three vegetarian options, six types of soup, such as tomato and potato leek, platters of cheese and crackers, chips and guacamole, salads and desserts. There is also a full bar for beverages. Happy hour information and daily specials such as taco night are listed on the website.
1841 Columbia Road N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
A host of different board games are available for rent at Bedrock Billairds, in addition to dart boards and foosball. The board games include Clue, Trouble, Sorry and Apples to Apples, among others. An extensive beer list is also available, and you can feel free to bring in any snacks you want to nibble on while playing games and drinking. Bedrocks is available for parties, and it offers beer specials on Monday nights.
2029 P St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Bring out your inner child at Thomas Foolery with games like Uno, Hungry Hippos and Jenga while enjoying your favorite childhood snacks like grilled cheese sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies. The food is provided by local food trucks like the Big Cheese and Captain Cookie. Drinks are in abundance, with choices ranging from beer to cocktails. Happy hour is from 5 to 7 p.m. daily.
Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.