Best Games and Activities at a Bar

Albatross Pub

There are few places available these days for an adult to get down with his gamer roots. Kids have ginormous entertainment facilities like Chuck E. Cheese’s. But what about us? Where can an adult go, play some games, and enjoy a drink at the same time? Albatross. This Berkeley jewel was built with the gamer in mind. Never mind the six dart boards in the back (it’s a rarity to find even one in a bar), this place boasts tables etched with a chess board for the intellectually driven, piles of board games including Apples to Apples, Checkers, and Connect Four, and there is, of course, a pool table in the back. The ambiance is dark and aged, which often draws a less-rowdy young to middle-age adult crowd. A full bar of tasty local micro-brewed beer awaits the eager patron to help lubricate the brain before an intense game of Scrabble or trivia pub quiz (every Sunday night). And the fireplace in the back, always burning throughout those cold nights, is the perfect backdrop to checkmate your buddy.


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