Fun Games to Play at a Pub

After a long week at work, getting together with some good friends for some cold beers is the perfect way to unwind and welcome in the weekend. Whether you have a tried and true watering hole you prefer to frequent with your buds, or you all enjoy the adventure of trying out new places every so often, there is a surefire way to keep the fun going no matter what bar or pub you hit up, and that lies in the hands of pub and bar games. Get creative the next time you go out with these game ideas.

Card Games

If you want to keep things intimate and keep the fun confined to your table of friends, one of the best ways to do that is through cards. A fun game of cards is good for keeping the conversation going and can move as quickly or as slowly as you like, so that you can control the mood of the night.

Go for the Classics

In just about any bar you frequent, no matter the style or the theme of the place, you are almost guaranteed to have access to a pool table. Pool is one of the best games to play while having a drink with your friends as it allows for plenty of room for conversation and, with its slow play style, it lets you really take things slow and relax while also enjoying a little friendly competition. A game of skill, pool can be a good way to keep spirits high and the cheers rolling all night long.


Just as classic as a game of pool, a dart board is pretty much a common fixture in just about any bar you might wander into. Darts are more fast paced than pool and can really awaken the competitive spirit in you. Darts is a game that can go on for as long or as short a time period as you like and will only get more interesting the more you drink. If you have a really good dart board you can play popular games like 301, 501, 701 and other similar variations.

Drinking Games

Sure, you could sit at home and play some cards or your favorite verbal drinking games, but that loses its shine. Shake up your usual festivities by taking those games to your favorite pub and play them among the high-energy atmosphere that the bar creates. You can turn whatever card games you like to play into a drinking game, or you can go for one of the classics and play any other way. If you’re the friendly-when-you-drink type, you may even be able to make a few new friends by inviting them over to join you for your favorite game of Quarters, Penny Drop and more.

Having a few drinks at the bar is not only a nice way to unwind after a tough day, but it is a good way to connect with friends and enjoy one another’s company. By incorporating games into your nights out, you can make them even more amusing and memorable.