In case you didn’t know, there are plenty of bars around Melbourne with a selection of board games that punters are free to pull out and play with over a few pints. Mix and match games with beverages (Connect Four with beers? Chess with martinis?) and you might just find your winning combinations.
Melbourne bars with board games
Claim a spot near the exposed brick wall, split a bottle of red with your opponent, break out the Guess Who? and it's almost like you're living it up in a New York warehouse conversion. While you're waiting for a go on the giant Jenga board, take advantage of the cheap meal deals – $10 steak sangas on Mondays!
With pool tables and ping pong, a night at this much-loved Collingwood watering hole can quickly turn from a relaxed brew with friends to the ultimate showdown. For those with an overdeveloped competitive streak, stick with a friendly game of Scrabble. Weekly meal specials include $15 parmas on Mondays and $15 steaks on Tuesdays.