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 20th November 2019

Belushis Hammersmith

289 user reviews 4

VIP Booth and 6 other offers

It's all about beer pong at Belushis Hammersmith, as the lively party keeps you up late with their fun attitude. Stop by this West London haunt, or sister sites in Greenwich, Camden and Shepherd's Bush, and grab American bites, pitchers, and major sporting events on the large screens.

The Little Yellow Door

86 user reviews 5

50% off the food bill for up to six people and 2 other offers

Talented chefs, mixologists and party-starters The Flatmates are taking over Notting Hill with Little Yellow Door. Expect fun and games aplenty as they teat you to boozy brunches, Sunday lunches and plenty of house parties in a plush, family-style setting. 

The Crown

14 user reviews 4

2 for 1 Gin & Tonics and 1 other offer

Full of mouth-watering burgers and exquisite locally-brewed beers, the Crown offers the residents of Battersea a cosy nook to relax in. To sweeten the deal, the lounge is full of all the simple board games that defined your youth.

The Old School Yard

5 user reviews 5

Any cocktail £4.50, Two beers for £5

The Old School Yard has become a legend in South London thanks to its nostalgic decor and cheeky character. Based on Long Lane in London Bridge, the venue features Nintendo Games, vintage toys and classic comics, alongside a clock that is continuously set for 3:10 PM. 

28 West Bar

288 user reviews 4

Happy Hour

Situated right on the Canary Wharf riverfront, 28 West is a place renowned for its classic American menu and craft beers. Sort yourself out with a tasty pint or an experimental cocktail then challenge your mates to a couple of games of table football at the riverside hangout. 

The Four Thieves

43 user reviews 4

Buy One Get One Free Burgers and 2 other offers

Reasons to visit The Four Thieves in Battersea are plentiful, 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.

@ The Mind Palace on Various dates from Friday 22nd November 2019

Enter the mind of Sherlock Holmes as you take on his arch nemesis Moriarty and his right hand man at this immersive cocktails experience in Shepherd's Bush. Your task is simple, solve the case, find the ingredients and drink your success. 

Spit & Sawdust

5 user reviews 4

Happy Hour and 2 other offers

If you're looking for somewhere to hole up with a good game on a rainy day, look no further than Spit & Sawdust. This Borough-based boozer is known for its insane selection of craft beers, but it also just happens to home loads of retro games also - bring your gang and spend a day reliving your youth.

The Den

2 user reviews 2

Festive Afternoon Tea and 1 other offer

Anybody for a game of Backgammon inside one of Covent Garden's most snug and intimate hotel bars? With leather sofas, warm lighting and eccentric artworks adding some extra character, The Den is one mighty stylish and impressive spot to unwind with a drink and a board game or two.

So Board

11 user reviews 5

Board games your thing? Card games your kryptonite? Join So Board as they bring energizing events to some of the best pubs in London. From alternative date nights to quirky group nights out, this is one for you.

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.

Bounce, Old Street

867 user reviews 5

Ping Pong and Packages and 2 other offers

Bounce is one of the best venues in London for ping-pong. It's an underground haven that's abuzz with the sounds of groups of mates holding their own tournaments, lay down the gauntlet to yours and bring them to this ping-pong palace. 

Fugitive Motel

2 user reviews 5

A slice of the west coast in the heart of the East End, Bethnal Green's Fugitive Motel offers an all-day menu of delicious pizzas and craft beers, alongside some super-fun bar games the likes of which you may not have tried before - cornhole? Shuffleboard? Come and try something a little different at this fun bar.


16 user reviews 4

Taking over venues across the city, this unique retro gaming night is the perfect way to kick back and relax after a long week. Bringing you nothing but classic games, get the beers in a work your way around the collection, from Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, to Sonic and Super Monaco.