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.

Last updated on 16th June 2022




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.  

Spritz on the Square

13 user reviews 5

Bring out your competitive side of at Spritz on the Square, the French-inspired pop-up that boasts two beaut petanque courts. And while you play? Sip a load of refreshing cocktails and soak up the stunning sights of this gorgeous hangout.

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.

Three Compasses is a beloveds North London pub with a friendly atmosphere and comfy furnishings for you to sink hours into. Whether you fancy hitting up the Foosball table or chowing down on a Sunday roast, they've got you covered. 

Ninth Life

264 user reviews 4

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.

The Three Compasses

196 user reviews 5

The Three Compasses is known as one of the friendliest, most unpretentious boozers in London. This local East End watering hole offers up plenty to do, with board games, darts and table football; they'll even screen the odd film or TV show.

The Loose Box

44 user reviews 4

A fun pub in Westminster, The Loose Box is packed with activities to keep you entertained throughout your visit. On top of a popular weekly quiz night, the venue boasts a set of shuffleboard tables for you to challenge your mates. 

1920 Bar

30 user reviews 4

1920 Bar works hard to ensure pool lovers have the very best facilities available to them. With four full-sized, American pool tables to show your skills at, cloths and cushions are changed every six months to ensure those pristine orange tables are always in great shape.

The Kenton

156 user reviews 5

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.