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 8th February 2023




When you're in need of restaurants with games in London, Oche is coming in hot with its lineup of Michelin-trained chefs and state-of-the-art dartboards. Expect a stellar experience across this sleek space that's packed with Scandinavian-inspired design elements.

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 Heathcote and Star

685 user reviews 5

With pool and ping pong to enjoy in their beautiful interiors, The Heathcote and Star really is one of the best games pubs around. This Leyton watering hole is also screening BT and Sky, so you can catch some sport on the big screen while you play yours.

Three Compasses

1 user review 5

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

288 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.

Wapping Tavern

3 user reviews 4

A converted warehouse pub with plenty of activities, Wapping Tavern is a top choice for sports fans and games like. Think 17 TV screens accompanied by a fun basement space of pinball, pool tables, table tennis, foosball, shuffleboard, smart darts and a retro arcade.

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 Kenton

166 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.

The Three Compasses

217 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.

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.

Head over to Deptford where Badger Badger is bringing you hundreds of board games from its in-house activity hub Tanuki. Get stuck into three hours of playtime for just a fiver, and keep yourself fuelled-up with tasty yakitori skewers and fresh pints.