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Best Places to Play Bar Games in New Orleans | 10 NOLA Bars with Games to Check Out

10:00 February 28, 2023
By: Mia Oliva

When one hears "New Orleans", chances are their first thought is either phenomenal music, food, or perhaps even drinks as well. However, you'd be surprised to hear how many of our bars are filled with games, whether it be billiards or even an arcade, which are getting popular again. If this sounds like something up your ally, look no further. Here are 10 of the best places to play bar games in New Orleans.

Bars with Games in the Big Easy

Let your inner kid loose by hitting up a game-filled bar on your next night out. From pool to pinballs, you name it and an eclectic spot in NOLA is sure to have it.


1. Barcadia

Location: 601 Tchoupitoulas St.

In the heart of NOLA's Central Business District (CBD) sits this eclectic joint that offers both feel good food and fun seven days a week and is open till midnight. Play the night away while indulging in happy hour deals. Barcadia also makes a unique venue for a private event or party.

Enjoy a juicy burger or crispy fried chicken with one of their 44 craft beers to choose from, and make sure to play all kinds of arcade games they offer like Mario Bros., Pac-Man, and more. Make sure to also check out Barcadia's Ohm Lounge and soak in its Asian-inspired atmosphere.

[Lots of Luck Tavern]

2. Lots a Luck Tavern

Location: 203 Homedale St.

Ever played a game of life sized Connect Four? If not, Lots a Luck Tavern has got you covered. Enjoy a few drinks at this little hole in the wall with a cozy patio full of fun games like foosball, darts, and even mini golf.

Voted as one of NOLA's best dive bars in 2022 by Where Y'at Magazine's readers, Lots a Luck Tavern is a place you definitely shouldn't miss out on. The bar is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

[Stumpy's Hatchet House]

3. Stumpy's Hatchet House

Location: 1200 Poydras St., Suite C

Stumpy's Hatchet House is an extraordinary drink-and-play experience. Open Wednesday through Sunday with prices varying from $15 to $40 per person, axe throwing is the main attraction here. Stumpy's also offers other life-sized games, a photobooth, and free-wifi.

Private events and parties can also be reserved for anyone looking to use Stumpy's for their next work or friendly gathering. You can also expected special promotions such as College Night Thursdays, where students (with a valid ID) get a 25% discount on their throwing.

[Old Point Bar]

4. Old Point Bar

Location: 545 Patterson Dr.

Just a short ferry ride across the Mississippi River and you'll stumble across Old Point Bar, located on Algiers Point. Live music with good drinks and a couple rounds of billiards seven days a week calls for some memory making with your closest friends at this ambient, old-timey spot.

Plus, how could you say no to a bar that's pet-friendly? So bring you, your friends, and your fur baby over to the Westbank and experience one of the best hangout spots in Algiers.

[Urban South Brewery]

5. Urban South Brewery

Location: 1625 Tchoupitoulas St.

Not only is this considered one of NOLA's best spots to drink brewed beer, according to Where Y'at's readers, its also got delicious grub and a game day lounge. Open seven days a week, Urban South Brewery is a place that doesn't limit the meaning of fun.

With $12 tours offered every Saturday, you're sure to have a blast while learning about the brewing process and sampling both seasonal and year-round house made beers. Go for their famous Paradise Park or try one of their many special and unique brews.

[Le Bon Temps Roule]

6. Le Bon Temps Roule

Location: 4801 Magazine St.

Les Bon Temps Roule is an Uptown staple known for being open 24 hours and having all-day happy hour (yep, you heard that right). The bar features live music, billiards, and free oysters on Fridays. It even serves as the go-to Mardi Gras bar for Uptown parade goers during the season.

To get an idea of what's to come, be sure to check out their calendar of events. You're more than likely to catch one of New Orleans' hottest jazz funk bands: The Soul Rebels. Their Bloody Marys are some of the best in the city.

[Mick's Irish Pub, Facebook]

7. Mick's Irish Pub

Location: 4801 Bienville St.

Feeling lucky? If so, head over to Mick's Irish Pub and test that luck with games like ping pong, pool, darts, and more. Known as one of NOLA's most popular and inexpensive dive bars, Mick's is guaranteed to make you and your wallet content.

Mick's is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No matter what time you go, make sure you don't leave without trying their famous fries, paired with a cold beer of your choice. The pub is also dog-friendly and has some great Irish-inspired drinks.

[Markey's Bar]

8. Markey's Bar

Location: 640 Louisa St.

This community staple has stood in the Bywater for over a century (originally as the Standard Brewing Co.) and is the only bar in the area with a shuffleboard, and even its very own Markey's Bar dart league. A variety of beers—local, domestic, and international—, as well as delicious bar bites, can be expected at Markey's

Markey's is open every day from 3-11 p.m. with daily happy hour from 3-5 p.m. (half price pizza and half price wine by the glass). With over 16 TVs streaming several different sports packages, the fun never fails there.

[The Other Bar, Facebook]

9. The Other Bar

Location: 5039 Freret St.

Skee-ball and board games in a dog-friendly environment? They had us at skee-ball. The Other Bar is a quirky little joint located in Uptown's Garden District. Open daily (with varying times) and featuring a hip ambiance, a good time is pretty much a guarantee at The Other Bar.

Make sure to come in for happy hour any day from 5-8 p.m. for half off all of The Other Bar's 50+ beers. They also have a seasonal cocktail menu.

[Cooter Brown's, Facebook]

10. Cooter Brown's Tavern

Location: 509 S Carrollton Ave.

Since 1977, Cooter Brown's has been a holy grail for beer and oyster enjoyers alike in New Orleans. However, it doesn't stop there. Wings, jalapeño burgers, bacon ranch fries. You name it and Cooter Brown's has it. The bar has 38 taps and 46 craft beer selections, as well as two large projector screens along with 17 flat screens TVs that decorate the place.

Cooter Brown's is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and is a 21 and over establishment.

Dinner, Drinks, Darts and More at These NOLA Bars

Whatever you want, there's no doubt a NOLA bar has got it. From a warm and welcoming ambiance to a kick back and relax patio with live music and mini games, you'll have so many choices you won't know where to start. If one thing is for certain, you're bound to have a great time while in the Big Easy.

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