We’re loving the trend in activity-based bars and restaurants cropping up in the UK, from retro board games through to swanky ping-pong tables. Some of our favourite venues listed below add a new dimension to going out and help make nights out much more sociable and interactive;
Porky’s bar, Bankside London has dedicated beer pong tables up front, with American-style red cups for that authentic look. Their notorious beer pong tournaments come along with their own house rules, so read before hand to be prepared to win!
Flight Club in Shoreditch, London has revolutionised the game of darts. Their interior takes influence from old-fashioned fairgrounds with carousel-themed art on the walls, a merry-go-round inspired bar and brightly coloured dart-board illustrations.
The Orange Tree, Nottingham and Draughts Bar, London are just a couple of bars bringing about nostalgia with their retro board games, bringing friends and family together. By hosting tournaments, themed evenings and design workshops, people can play, teach and design – spreading the joy of board gaming to everyone.
After many pop-up crazy golf bars appeared last year, Swingers Bar has created a permanent solution in Shoreditch, London – an 18-hole venue. The impressive site was once a Second World War bunker and comprises of verdant golf courses, cocktail bars and street-food outlets.
Bowling / Skating
There’s a fun and intimate atmosphere at Queens Skate Dine Bowl, London, where customers can skate, dine and bowl ‘till late! The venue incorporates retro and classic arcade games as well as DJs for the night. Having a bad game? Try the Game Over Cocktail!
Burdock, London is the very first bar and restaurant to incorporate shuffleboards in London. Tournaments are held for this unique game to add extra enjoyment to your evening. Burdock’s slick interior incorporates an open kitchen, comfy booth seating and stylish light fittings. Make sure to check out when the next live DJs events are on!
Das Kino in Nottingham and Bounce Bar, Farringdon and Old Street, London both incorporate olympic standard ping-pong tables into their bars. Challenge your friends amongst vibrant UV lights, quirky art installations and industrial furniture.
Lastly, BallieBallerson has brought some fun into Manchester and London by kick-starting the trend of incorporating ball pits into bars. These playful venues showcase a kaleidoscope of bright colours and put a smile on customer’s faces by reminiscing their childhood.