Sometimes you just want to throw it back and play some games when you're at the bar. From board games to arcade games, these bars have entertainment you can appreciate!

As much as you love sitting in a loud, crowded bar with your friends, sometimes you need something to liven it up. With their wide variety of games and entertainment, these spots around D.C. will help you out!

Atlas Arcade

[caption id="attachment_4751" align="aligncenter" width="700"]games Arcade games to make you nostalgic![/caption] An H Street institution, this is the only "retro arcade" bar in D.C. This place is a blast to go with friends! You can play Mario Kart and other N64 classic games while you sit at the bar, or enjoy your favorite arcade throwbacks like Pac-Man. Stop in on Sundays and watch the best movies from the 80s and 90s. Enjoy cheap tall boys and spend the night playing with great company.

The Board Room

[caption id="attachment_4753" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]games For a more classic gaming experience[/caption] While the rest of Dupont Circle hustles about at night, this is a throwback to your days at home. Happy Hour here runs Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., and then on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m. If that deal doesn't make you want to run here, then the board game variety will! There are over 30 board and party games, from Cards Against Humanity to Jenga. You have to rent each one for $2, but it's well worth it!

Atomic Billiards

[caption id="attachment_4754" align="aligncenter" width="300"]games Pool games for days![/caption] Cleveland Park's neighborhood spot has the feel of a basement dive bar, minus the weird smells and sticky floors. It never gets too crowded, making it easy for your group of friends to grab a pool table or play darts. With good cheap beer and even shuffleboard, you'll fall in love with this bar on a rainy night.

Penn Social

[caption id="attachment_4755" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]games A D.C. favorite[/caption] Penn Quarter's favorite bar, Penn Social, has every kind of game you can think of. This is the perfect place to visit before heading over to the Capital One Arena. Or, come early to have some fun before the football game comes on. With small basketball hoops, giant Connect 4, and board games, you will not be bored here!
What's your favorite board game or arcade game? Tell us in the comments below!

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