Calling All Board Game Fanatics

As geeks continue to inherit the Earth, these local bars are thriving. In other words, if you’re more interested in playing games of the board variety than watching the one on TSN, these taverns are for you, Vorhat Oakmane of Mirabar.

October 19, 2016

By VanMag / Photo: Storm Crow Tavern

Storm Crow Tavern

While west siders may flock to the new location, there’s nothing wrong with version 1.0—the geek bar that started it all.
1305 Commercial Dr.



Storm Crow Alehouse

Storm Crow’s new location has twice the licensed capacity and more than three times as many beer taps.
1619 W Broadway Ave.



Exp Restaurant + Bar

Particularly popular for private group functions, where the city’s arcane liquor laws won’t get in the way of drinking and gaming.
309 W Pender St.



Pizzeria Ludica

Show up here on a Wednesday with a group of four or more, win your game of choice (there are over 600 to choose from) and get a free pizza. Talk about a win-win.
189 Keefer Pl.


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