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Seven Miami Bars for Your Next Game Night

Fort Lauderdale's Glitch Bar is a gamer's heaven.
Fort Lauderdale's Glitch Bar is a gamer's heaven. Courtesy of Glitch Bar
It's game time, Miami.

Sometimes that round of Battleship doesn't belong at the kitchen table. And occasionally, you might have the urge to throw a dart or two. Or maybe you just want to play some videogames away from your go-to couch. There's a seat at a bar for you out there where you can play your favorites over a round of drinks.

Here are seven places to get your game on in and around Miami.
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1. Lost Weekend. You can easily lose an entire weekend at Lost Weekend. Go figure, right? The Miami Beach mainstay boasts a slew of faves — air hockey, darts, and foosball — scattered throughout its open layout. If you want to play pool, there are a few tables as well. For fun, wager one of Lost Weekend’s signature cheesesteaks on your next game. 218 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-672-1707; lostweekendmiami.com. Monday through Saturday 4 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday noon to 5 a.m.
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2. Better Days. Calle Ocho isn’t the only place in Miami to bring your domino A-game. Brickell’s Better Days is a cozy spot that also offers a handful of board games, Jenga, and dominoes. Free popcorn adds to the relaxed vibe — you’ll want to kick back and drink for hours. 75 SE Sixth St., Miami; 786-220-7690; betterdaysmiami.com. Daily 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.
click to enlarge There's more to Topgolf than just golf. - COURTESY OF TOPGOLF
There's more to Topgolf than just golf.
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3. Topgolf. Fore! In addition to offering a one-of-a-kind golfing experience, Topgolf’s Miami Gardens location also has a handful of shuffleboard tables, cornhole, beer pong tables, pool tables, and an 18-foot putting mat. 17321 NW Seventh Ave., Miami Gardens; 305-357-6151; topgolf.com. Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to midnight.
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Jesse Scott is a Fort Lauderdale-based contributor for Miami New Times covering culture, food, travel, and entertainment in South Florida and beyond. His work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, National Geographic, and his hometown newspaper, the Free Lance-Star, among others.