Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you have an excuse to stay home. Here are our favorite bars to get your game on in Montgomery County. Hide out from the frosty winter air and play everything from cornhole and giant Jenga to games on a Super Nintendo.
Brickside Food & Drink
Brickside provides a relaxed environment where the fun starts with happy hour and trivia on Wednesday nights. The music might get a little louder, the lights a little lower, and the drinks flow a little faster. Take a seat at the bar and relive your childhood days with an old school game on their Super Nintendo and/or Sega Genesis.
4866 Crodell Ave, Bethesada, MD
VÜK is a unique pizzeria in Bethesda serving New York Style thin-crust pies, ice cream and of course – craft beer! But the best part of this new pizza shop are the 10 pinball machines ranging from 1970s pre-digital games to the latest Metallica and “Game of Thrones” machines.
4924 St. Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD
Watch all your favorite teams play at this taphouse. With a focus on Maryland beers, this bar has 40 beers on tap and more than 100 bottles of beer too! Their game room features air hockey, skee-ball and pool tables. (Insider tip: Pool’s free all day Sunday through Wednesday.)
4915 St. Elmo Ave. Bethesda, MD
7 Locks Brewing
7-Locks Brewery offers plenty of great beer made within their facility! This hidden gem is tucked away in Rockville but it’s a great place to try local beer and play some board games. Enjoy a game of giant Jenga, cornhole and much more – it’s a great place to grab a flight of beer and play with friends. Plus – they also have live bands and food trucks!
12227 Wilkins Ave. Rockville, MD
Hank Dietle’s is Montgomery County’s oldest bar! Dietle’s was around when the Pike was a rural toll road and when cold, cheap beers were illegal. This gem actually has the first liquor license issued after the Prohibition in Montgomery County. The bar draws an eclectic mix of young and old, who come to drink beer and hang out. The old school bar features one pool table, a jukebox, a pinball machine, and video games.
1101 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD
Waredaca Beer Farm
Waredaca is a farm brewery located in the middle of an idyllic 220-acre horse farm in Montgomery County. The indoor space is a little small, but they do have some fire pits located on their patio. This off the beaten path horse farm/brewery has corn hole and Jenga for you to play as you sip on a flight of local beer.
4017 Damascus Rd. Gaithersburg, MD
Why not Bowlmor? Bowlmor Lanes, located in Shady Grove and in Chevy Chase is more than a bowling alley. These locations offer lanes of glow-in-the-dark bowling, a full service restaurant, two luxury sports bars, a modern arcade, plus billiard tables! So, shouldn’t you Bowlmor?
iRock Karaoke Lounge
Let’s forget about the games and take a night to sing your heart out. iRock Karaoke is a contemporary karaoke hot spot with private rooms serving beer & sake, plus Asian & American bar bites. Order a drink and loosen up those vocal cords.
15964 Shady Grove Rd, Gaithersburg, MD
Dave & Busters
And finally! Dave & Buster’s is now open in Downtown Silver Spring. Located inside the renovated Ellsworth Place (formerly City Place Mall), the newest addition features 65 games including Ghostbusters, Star Trek and Star Wars Battle Pod. Grab a drink at the bar and sip on craft beers or one of a kind cocktails like “adult snow cones.”
8661 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD