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Here Are 10 Bars Where You Can Do Super Fun Shit

Including but not limited to drinking beer.

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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.

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1. Add-a-Ball Amusements Bar & Arcade

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315 N 36th St, #2B
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 696-1613
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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).

2. The Hideout

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1005 Boren Ave
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 903-8480
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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

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7034 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 784-5701
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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.

4. Roanoke Park Place Tavern

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2409 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 324-5882
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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.

5. Garage

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1130 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322-2296
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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

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5501 Airport Way S, Ste B
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 763-6764
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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

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6732 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 782-3575
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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

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5101 Rainier Ave S, #103
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 349-1731
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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

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5105 Leary Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 436-0540
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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).

10. Shorty's

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2222 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-5449
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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.

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1. Add-a-Ball Amusements Bar & Arcade

315 N 36th St, #2B, Seattle, WA 98103

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).

315 N 36th St, #2B
Seattle, WA 98103

2. The Hideout

1005 Boren Ave, Seattle, WA 98102

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.

1005 Boren Ave
Seattle, WA 98102

3. Waterwheel Lounge

7034 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117

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.

7034 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117

4. Roanoke Park Place Tavern

2409 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

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.

2409 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

5. Garage

1130 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

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.

1130 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

6. Georgetown Liquor Company

5501 Airport Way S, Ste B, Seattle, WA 98108

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.

5501 Airport Way S, Ste B
Seattle, WA 98108

7. Ed's Kort Haus

6732 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

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.

6732 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

8. Hummingbird Saloon

5101 Rainier Ave S, #103, Seattle, WA 98118

80s video games and shuffleboard pair well with stiff drinks and alcohol-absorbing Cornish pasties (calm down, those are English-style hand pies).

5101 Rainier Ave S, #103
Seattle, WA 98118

9. Cafe Mox

5105 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

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).

5105 Leary Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

10. Shorty's

2222 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

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.

2222 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121

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