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 29th July 2021

So Board

22 user reviews 4

Head over to Battersea this Sunday and you'll find one of the best pub board game experiences in London. So Board is the resident playing experience at The Four Thieves and fronts a huge array of quirky dice-rollers and exciting new numbers.

The Loose Box

2 user reviews 5

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. 

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. 

The Three Compasses

140 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.

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.  

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.

Foosball Club

7 user reviews 5

Have you ever thought your foosball skills are worthy of a world championship? Take it to the next level with a trip to Foosball Club, London's dedicated foosball venue with world-class tables to play on. There's even a large choice of craft beer and pizza for halftime refreshment.

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.

Ninth Life

196 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 Kenton

109 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.