Play Games at These Chicago Bars, Breweries and Restaurants

Updated August 17, 2016

Bags/Cornhole Bingo Bocce Ball Board Games/Cards Bowling Darts Foosball / Table Soccer Karaoke Pinball  Ping Pong and Beer Pong Pool/Billiards Shuffleboard Skeeball Trivia Video/Arcade

Use the filter to pair beer, wine, cocktails and coffee with games in Chicago. 

Bar Games

Because just sitting at a bar is kinda boring

Bags / Cornhole in Chicago

Cornhole, aka dummy boards, bean bag toss, dadhole, doghouse, baggo or bags is a played by tossing little square bean bags at an angled wooden board, hoping to land the bag through the hole or at least stay on board to earn points. In Chicago, bags players can join a league, prep for a tournament, or find bars and venues with indoor or outdoor bags boards. Cornhole tends to be paired with beer, but can be done with any beverage in hand - the trick is not to spill mid-toss. Read more.

Bocce Ball in Chicago

Bocce ball was first played in ancient Rome and is derived from the Italian word boccia, to bowl. A game of bocce begins with a player throwing the little ball, commonly called a jack, to the other end of the court. Players then take turns tossing balls to get as close as possible to the jack. You don't have to know jack to play, though, it's an easy game to learn! Given its Italian heritage, one might pair bocce with wine, negronis or Peronis. Chicagoans can find bocce courts in bars, restaurants, and even public parks. Read more

Ping Pong and Beer Pong in Chicago 

Ping Pong, aka table tennis, is technically an Olympic sport, but you're more likely to practice in a bar or arcade in Chicago if you want to pair your pong with a beverage. Some games may turn into beer pong or flip cup if it feels right! Check out these ping pong halls, meet up groups and venues with tables, leagues and tournaments in Chicago. Read more

Foosball in Chicago

Foosball, aka table soccer takes strong wrists and the attention span/peripheral vision to follow a very fast ball flying through many metal legs. Find foosball tournaments and venues with a table for your next game of foos in Chicago. Read more

Karaoke in Chicago

Some lucky souls are born with serious pipes. Some of us think we have serious pipes after a few cocktails. Whatever your situation, karaoke is a fun group outing or spiritual endeavor to express yourself in song. Karaoke comes in the form of pop-up karaoke nights, full on karaoke bars, or as an accessory to a restaurant. Shy performers may prefer a private karaoke room. We've compiled all of those options here, by day of the week. Read more

Related: Live Music Performances

Shuffleboard in Chicago

Shuffleboard is paired nicely with margaritas because they both require salting. Find shuffleboard tables and leagues in Chicago. Read more 

Related: Bars that sponsor adult rec leagues in Chicago

Pub Trivia in Chicago by Day

Did you know there are over 100 trivia nights to choose from in Chicago each week? This page has them all mapped by day of the week. Check out team trivia, themed trivia, movie trivia, geek trivia, music trivia and more! Read more 

Pool and Billiards in Chicago

Find pool tables, billiard tournaments, pool leagues, and bars/other venues to play free pool games. Visit this page if you aim to shoot pool in Chicago. Read more

Dart Bars and Venues in Chicago

Join a dart league, compete in a tournament, or fine tune your dirty cricket at these dart bars. If you're looking for dart bars in Chicago, this page is a bullseye. Read more

Vintage and Nostalgic Games

As Peter Pan would say, growing up is optional

Board Games and Card Games in Chicago

Join a euchre league, play chess, or find a bar/brewery with board and card games. From Battleship to Giant Jenga, this page will help you find your next move. Read more

Bowling Lanes in Chicago

If you can spare a few hours, check out these bowling alleys, bars and other venues to roll ten frames. Only if the mood strikes, though. Read more

Arcade and Video Games in Chicago

Bars have more than Golden Tee and Big Buck Hunter these days. Find barcades, beercades, and other places (including coffee shops) with arcade and video games in the Windy City. Read more

Play Pinball in Chicago

Did you know Chicago is the pinball capitol of the world? Browse pinball tournaments and other places to play pinball. You'll flip for this page. Read more

Play Bingo in Chicago

Chances of winning the Chicago lottery: next to none. Test your luck at these bingo halls and bingo nights, by day of the week. Read more 

Updated August 13, 2016

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