23 Cleveland Bars for Pinball, Shuffleboard, Duckpin Bowling and Other Games
By Scene Staff
Darts, pool, air hockey, foosball, arcade games, pinball, bowling, bocce ball, skeeball, curling and board games are just a sample of the activities that you can partake in while out for a night in Cleveland. With all these activities and games available at bars, it makes for more than just a drunken night out. Expand your horizons a bit and try one of these spots out next time you're going out for a night of drinking.
A classic Cleveland "old-man" bar with a totally modern vibe, this well-run tavern offers a full bar and plenty of tasty noshes, ranging from roasted red pepper hummus to a humongous burger. Nightly happy hours help make this a popular destination and a place to shoot darts and play pool.
This Cleveland Heights brewery, which recently expanded with a second location in Lakewood, feels more like a community gathering place than a bar. Live music, board games, arcade games community tables and no televisions gives it more of that living room feeling. And the beer is delicious.
Dive Bar is the spot for more than just drinking when it comes to the Warehouse District. Skee ball is the game that Dive Bar is known for. They even have skee ball leagues but you gotta bring your ‘A’ game, people are serious skeeballers here.
Winking Lizard may be known for their chicken wings and being great spots to watch a game but they also are popular because of their arcade games.. With 15 locations in the area, it’d be hard to throw a stone without hitting the nearest Lizard. Every Lizard has different games but most have some sort of arcade game room.
Happy Dog is the perfect Cleveland bar - the food is reasonable and good and most weekend nights there’s live music and shows are usually free or cost just five bucks to get in. If you haven’t been to this institution, go next time you have a chance. They also have vintage arcade games, pinball and a gameroom below the bar called Underdog.
Since March of 2016, Wild Eagle Saloon has provided a rambunctious setting downtown for young and young-at-heart folks in search of pub grub, craft beer, bar games, vintage arcade games and music. There’s also bocce ball courts, pool and even a ‘Rumble Room’ for arm wrestling and a punching bag.
Equipped with a full bar and wall-to-wall arcade games, the intimate space is ideal for a fun night out with friends. What used to be more of a concert venue transformed into an arcade a few years back but fret not, they still hold dance nights too.