Going to bars is great and all, but when you're on an awkward first date or just want a little distraction, it's all about the joints that have a bit more to offer. Here are a dozen of Seattle's funnest, bestest, gamesiest bars for your entertainment pleasure. Did we miss your favorite? Share it in the comments and we'll head over! And remember, it's okay to drink and play.Read More
Here Are 10 Bars Where You Can Do Super Fun Shit
Including but not limited to drinking beer.
1. Add-a-Ball Amusements Bar & Arcade
Seattle's largest collection of vintage coin operated arcade machines, tons of pinball machines, and two locations (John John’s Game Room is at 1351 E Olive Way).
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2. The Hideout
It’s not quite a game, but Hideout's "Earl 3.0 Robotic Art Dispenser" vending machine provides a great conversation centerpiece, a collectible keepsake, or a thing to burn, if the date goes sour. Bonus: You could get into the Vital 5 Review with drawings or writings.
3. Waterwheel Lounge
Free trivia, bingo, karaoke, an outdoor patio with fun games, and it’s all in the comfort of a trailer? Winner winner, pretty good fried chicken dinner.
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4. Roanoke Park Place Tavern
Outdoor ping pong in a garden setting? Yes please. It’s set so far off the street, drinking in the little oasis feels like you’re in your own backyard.
An obvious choice, but Garage is one of the last bowling alleys in the Seattle area, making it a mecca for pin heads. Check out the website for awesome happy hour deals on lanes, drinks, and food, which make it easy to have a good time on a budget.
6. Georgetown Liquor Company
Why don’t other bars offer gaming systems from your childhood? Georgetown has old school consoles linked to a handful of controllers, so even if you’re on a date from hell, you can still whip his ass at Mario Kart.
7. Ed's Kort Haus
If you can get over the smell of ripe fryer oil, this is your paradise. Multiple Big Buck Hunter machines, a pool table, a juke box, three dart boards, and plenty of amazing crowds to watch make this eccentric dive a guaranteed good time.
8. Hummingbird Saloon
80s video games and shuffleboard pair well with stiff drinks and alcohol-absorbing Cornish pasties (calm down, those are English-style hand pies).
9. Cafe Mox
Nerds unite! Whether you want to bring a group in to play Dungeons and Dragons, or just show up for a Magic tournament, Mox has you covered. The Card Kingdom next door means there’s no end to the games you can play (and there's even a Bellevue location called Mox Boarding House at 13310 Bel-Red Rd).
It’s been around for a while, and it has never not been the place to go play pinball. The pinball rooms here have pinball rooms, meaning there’s no end to the quarters you can spend. Plus, Shorty's resembles a carnival, which equals endless eye candy.