If you're not doing game night AT LEAST once a month, then you're doing things wrong. You can't beat getting a few friends together, grabbing some drinks and playing a round of Monopoly—just kidding, don't play Monopoly if you want to keep said friends.
We've rounded up some of the best bars in town where you and your crew can roll some dice or draw some cards. Just play fair, and make sure to grab the winner a celebratory drink!
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2211 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Logan Square
A pour-your-own-beer spot, Navigator has board games out the wazoo and also a life-sized Connect Four and Jenga. We recommend stepping out of the way when that thing falls over.
2403 W. Homer St. - Logan Square
Seconds from the Western blue line stop (the stairs literally drop you off at the entrance), you’ll find some great drink deals, awesome music and, inevitably, a great time.
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1300 W. Addison St. - Lakeview
This vine-covered tavern is the perfect place to stop by before or after a Cubs game if you’re trying to avoid the Wrigley crowd. Grab a drink and a classic board game and enjoy talking at a normal, human volume.
4830 N. Broadway - Uptown
Arcade games are made of circuit boards, so are they technically board games? Regardless, you’ll still find classic board games and more at Uptown Arcade!
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1002 N. California Ave. - Humboldt Park
The historic California Clipper has more to offer than just board games. Its cocktails are some of the best in the city and its roster of music ranges from jazz, soul, indie and beyond. Not a bad addition to game night!
2760 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Logan Square
Its look might be minimal but the beer is anything but at Hopewell. You’ll find the board games in the back corner, but the best part is you can bring your dog! As long as they don’t cheat...
1548 N. Damen Ave. - Bucktown
Helping make the beginning of the week suck a little bit less, every Monday and Tuesday is board game night at Blue Line Lounge!
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2600 W. Iowa St. - Humboldt Park
This quaint, neighborhood spot is a favorite due to its friendly atmosphere and affordable prices. Grab a drink and a board game, or hit the pool table.
3839 N. Lincoln Ave. - North Center
Board games? Check. Darts and pool? Check. $2 PBR every day? Check! Need we say more about Goldie’s?
500 W. Diversey Pkwy. - Lakeview
Galway Bay keeps things casual with couches, old-school video games, board games and free popcorn. Wait...did we just describe our mom’s basement?