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Adam Larkey

It's Game On at These 10 Denver Restaurants and Bars

When your night—or day—on the town requires more than just food and drinks.

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| Adam Larkey

There are times when you go out and desire a quiet meal, or conversation over drinks. Other social plans call for more activity of the competitive variety. That's when heading to a restaurant or bar that offers games is a great choice: There's built-in entertainment, and you get to brush up on your skills—arcade, pool, ping-pong, and otherwise. Here's a guide to 10 restaurants and bars in Denver that meet those needs, presented in alphabetical order. And remember, no one likes a poor sport.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ace Eat Serve

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501 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 800-7705
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Ace has made a name for itself as an Asian-inspired eatery that doubles as a ping-pong hall. There are often tournaments, and you can also reserve tables by the hour. When you're not playing, enjoy a scorpion punch bowl at the indoor/outdoor bar.

2. Blake Street Tavern

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2301 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 675-0505
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In addition to being a sports bar frequented by numerous alumni and team fan groups, Blake Street Tavern has plenty to offer in the way of games. The basement houses cornhole, darts, skeeball, and more.

3. Highland Tavern

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3400 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-1990
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Pick from ping-pong, foosball, and video games like Buckshot. Bonus: Highland Tavern has been undergoing a renovation process to double in size, including the addition of a mezzanine level. Perhaps more games are part of the plan?

4. Punch Bowl Social

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65 North Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 765-2695
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This gastro-diner concept started in Denver and has since been replicated in other cities, like Portland and Austin. The entertainment emporium boasts bowling lanes, darts, marbles, and even private karaoke.

5. Star Bar

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2137 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 328-2420
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Come for the ever-changing craft beer list, and stay for the entertainment that ranges from skeeball to a Rolling Stones pinball machine.

6. The 1up

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717 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 779-6444
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If old-school video games are your thing, then this is the place to be. There are 50 classic arcade games, plus 19 pinball machines. Previously called the 2up, this location is a spinoff of the original in LoDo, and also serves as a live music venue.

7. The BSide

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1336 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 474-4960
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Located in an old Victorian house, the back room is designated for activities like skeeball, pinball, and foosball. After working up an appetite against your competition, don't miss the fried chicken.

8. The Matchbox

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2625 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 437-9100
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Pass through the long and narrow bar area to get to the beer garden out back that supplies a full-size bocce ball court. Giant Jenga is another solid option to keep you occupied.

9. Skylark Lounge

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140 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 722-7844
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The vibe here is nostalgic, decked out with vintage posters and outfitted with a retro jukebox. Upstairs, the Pair-O-Dice Pool Room is a prime spot for billiards, shuffleboard, and darts.

10. ViewHouse

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2015 Market Street
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 878-2015
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In a prime location near Coors Field, ViewHouse offers a unique feature with its outdoor lawn area. The turf-covered space is ideal for volleyball and giant beer pong, and cabanas around the perimeter offer a spot for time-outs.

1. Ace Eat Serve

501 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
Ace has made a name for itself as an Asian-inspired eatery that doubles as a ping-pong hall. There are often tournaments, and you can also reserve tables by the hour. When you're not playing, enjoy a scorpion punch bowl at the indoor/outdoor bar.
501 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

2. Blake Street Tavern

2301 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80205
In addition to being a sports bar frequented by numerous alumni and team fan groups, Blake Street Tavern has plenty to offer in the way of games. The basement houses cornhole, darts, skeeball, and more.
2301 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

3. Highland Tavern

3400 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80211
Pick from ping-pong, foosball, and video games like Buckshot. Bonus: Highland Tavern has been undergoing a renovation process to double in size, including the addition of a mezzanine level. Perhaps more games are part of the plan?
3400 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211

4. Punch Bowl Social

65 North Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
This gastro-diner concept started in Denver and has since been replicated in other cities, like Portland and Austin. The entertainment emporium boasts bowling lanes, darts, marbles, and even private karaoke.
65 North Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

5. Star Bar

2137 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
Come for the ever-changing craft beer list, and stay for the entertainment that ranges from skeeball to a Rolling Stones pinball machine.
2137 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

6. The 1up

717 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
If old-school video games are your thing, then this is the place to be. There are 50 classic arcade games, plus 19 pinball machines. Previously called the 2up, this location is a spinoff of the original in LoDo, and also serves as a live music venue.
717 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

7. The BSide

1336 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
Located in an old Victorian house, the back room is designated for activities like skeeball, pinball, and foosball. After working up an appetite against your competition, don't miss the fried chicken.
1336 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

8. The Matchbox

2625 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
Pass through the long and narrow bar area to get to the beer garden out back that supplies a full-size bocce ball court. Giant Jenga is another solid option to keep you occupied.
2625 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

9. Skylark Lounge

140 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
The vibe here is nostalgic, decked out with vintage posters and outfitted with a retro jukebox. Upstairs, the Pair-O-Dice Pool Room is a prime spot for billiards, shuffleboard, and darts.
140 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

10. ViewHouse

2015 Market Street, Denver, CO 80205
In a prime location near Coors Field, ViewHouse offers a unique feature with its outdoor lawn area. The turf-covered space is ideal for volleyball and giant beer pong, and cabanas around the perimeter offer a spot for time-outs.
2015 Market Street
Denver, CO 80205

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