5 Best Arcade Bars Near Phoenix With Board Games, Pinball, & Darts

When it’s time for fun and games, there’s so many ways to go about it. Whether it’s to have a game night at home or to make it a destination trip, you have options in the Phoenix area, that’s for sure. There are a few bars that even offer board games, arcade games, and pinball for those of us who would rather make it a night out! If you’re looking for things to do this weekend, we have created a list of 5 popular arcade bars near Phoenix.

Bonus Round

24 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

This exciting joint does a great job of keeping people entertained, with pinball and arcade games, as well as being an ideal choice for tabletop gamers. There’s a reason this bar calls themselves “The Valley’s Only Nerd Bar”! Their Instagram indicates they’ll be reopening to the public on Wednesday at 4 PM!

Snakes & Lattes Tempe

20 W 6th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

If you love board games and tabletop campaigns, then Snakes & Lattes is the place to be. The amount of games at this bar is vast, and this location also offers a great atmosphere, so when you find a favorite game, you can enjoy it at length.

Cobra Arcade Bar

801 N 2nd St UNIT 100, Phoenix, AZ 85004

From Dig Dug to Contra, from Galaga to Street Fighter, there’s room for nostalgia aplenty at Cobra Arcade Bar in Phoenix. This “barcade” offers themed drinks to celebrate some of the arcade classics, pinball machines, and even energy drinks of all kinds to keep yourself at full throttle when you’re trying to beat the high score!


Linger Longer Lounge

6522 N 16th St #6, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Whether you want to have a game night full of Jenga and other classics or you want to run a few rounds of darts, this uptown dive offers it all in a cozy setting that will keep your group in their seats for a good long while. Be prepared to have a full, satisfying game night, courtesy of Linger Longer Lounge!

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The Whining Pig

201 E Washington St #104, Phoenix, AZ 85004

This bar with games in Phoenix offers over 125 craft beers and activities such as Connect Four or Cards Against Humanity. The Whining Pig bar features  a long table that is made for game-playing at large!

Featured Image Credit: Linger Longer Lounge Facebook Page

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