Pubs And Bars With Games In London

There are a lot of things we inevitably grow out of as we age, playing games while we drink is certainly not one of them. If you're looking for a night of pure, unadulterated fun at some of the best bars with games in London, we feel you. Whether you're looking for a classic boozer with its own vintage arcade room, a rowdy Shoreditch ping-pong bar or a basement drinking den that's home to foosball and all kinds of board games, there's bound to be something here for you. Long live competitive socialising.

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Last updated on 11th June 2024

The Four Thieves

The Kids Table

Reasons to visit The Four Thieves in Battersea are plentiful (including their burgers and their gorgeous hidden beer garden), but their huge Games Room is arguably the biggest draw of the lot. Found upstairs, this grand art deco music hall features a whole host of retro arcade games, crazy golf, virtual reality and mini motor-racing for unleashing that competitive gusto.

Zombie Games Cafe

Calling all gamers. Head to Zombie Games Cafe for card showdowns, role-playing adventures, and classic board battles alongside craft potions, speciality drinks, and tasty nibbles. Moreover, this eerie haunt regularly throws lively shindigs, trading card game showdowns and Dungeons and Dragons escapades to keep you entertained throughout the week.


Plonk is shaking up London's drinking scene with its fun crazy golf pubs and bars. Hit up their spots in Camden, Peckham, London Fields or Forest Hill for a fun hands-on afternoon of drinking and putting your way to victory across the colourful courses.  

The Kenton

From a weekly pub quiz to live DJs and a cracking jukebox, this Hackney favourite is a top choice if you're looking for a little fun in east London. Located just minutes from Victoria Park, it's all about good times, great drinks and tasty gastro food.


Alfi is a gorgeous restaurant located in the heart of Spitalfields serving up delicious Italian cuisine. Swing by to devour the likes of cacio e pepe bucatini, pizzettes topped with 'nduja, and grilled fennel sausages served alongside soffritto while people-watching. But wait, there's more as upstairs is home to two boules courts and dart boards to keep guests entertained long after dessert. 


Much more than your average pub, Ninth Life is South London's most unique watering hole. With a sprawling courtyard serving up street food and DJs, they've got festival culture at their heart and a range of immersive entertainment to get invovled with.

Flight Club

A fun and inventive bar that'll keep you entertained all night long, Flight Club brings social darts to the masses in a seriously attractive space. Games are simple, there's real-time scoring and plenty of food and drinks to enjoy throughout; just choose between Shoreditch, Bloomsbury, Victoria and Islington.

The Rabbit Hole

Over at The Rabbit Hole in Clerkenwell, the signature cocktail menu is more than meets the eye - it's also an interactive board game that you and your friends can play. While you try it out, delve into the eye-raising collection of mixes, which takes inspiration from retro classics.

Rule Zero

At Rule Zero, a funky joint in Hackney Wick, you can sip on wacky concoctions like the absinthe mojito or the Dino-sour, a playful spin on the classic whiskey bend. They also dish out tasty bites all day long, from ham and cheese souffle omelettes in the a.m. to pulled pork and cheese-topped potato wedges late at night. As for entertainment? They've got you covered. Play pool, card games, and more, with regular tournaments of Pokemon, Magic The Gathering, etc.