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

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click to enlarge Fort Lauderdale's Glitch Bar is a gamer's heaven. - COURTESY OF GLITCH BAR
Fort Lauderdale's Glitch Bar is a gamer's heaven.
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4. Glitch Bar. Calling all skeeball and pinball wizards: Glitch Bar in Fort Lauderdale is your spot. Nestled in the budding MASS District, Glitch has approximately 20 classic arcade machines, most which you can play for free while downing your brews. There’s an assortment of board games, game consoles, Jenga, and dominoes too. 905 NE Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-616-5762; Sunday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
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5. Blackbird Ordinary. If you have a Battleship or Connect 4 score to settle, head to Blackbird Ordinary in Brickell. In addition to hosting one of the best ladies' nights around (women drink free wells and the signature Blackbird cocktail on Tuesdays), the bar has a bookshelf full of games to explore. 729 SW First Ave., Miami; 305-671-3307; Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to 5 a.m., Saturday and Sunday 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.
click to enlarge Play some classic darts at Lost Boy. - COURTESY OF LOST BOY
Play some classic darts at Lost Boy.
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6. Lost Boy. There aren’t too many places you can throw a real dart anymore. In a world full of plastic darts and boards, Lost Boy has a couple of classic boards to enjoy. The downtown joint also boasts billiards as well as board games ranging from backgammon to Clue to What Do You Meme? 157 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-372-7303; Monday through Wednesday 2 p.m. to midnight, Thursday through Saturday 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday 2 to 10 p.m.
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7. Bousa Brewing. Every four years, you’re probably inspired by the mind-blowing table tennis you see at the Olympics, and just as with the Olympians, practice makes perfect. A prime spot to get your game on while enjoying delicious beer is Bousa. The Little River brewery has Ping-Pong tables and cornhole set up near its massive tanks and also stocks a number of board games. 7235 NE Fourth Ave., Miami; 305-363-5166; Monday through Wednesday 4 to 10 p.m., Thursday and Friday 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday 2 p.m. to midnight, Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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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.