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Queen of Spades (CLOSED)

Bars Ashburton

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There are bars with games, and then there are games bars. Queen of Spades is in the latter category, with a list of almost 200 games available to play. There is a catch, though – while most bars with board games do not charge for their games, it is $5 per person to play at Queen of Spades. You get unlimited games for that, but if you're thinking of a quick game of Uno before heading out for the night, bear it in mind.

The bar offers a breakfast menu until 5pm every day, so you can have granola or avocado toast while you sink your mate's battleship. There are also burgers, bagels and some share plates for long gaming sessions. The drinks list emphasises craft beer and cider – there's no Carlton Draught on tap here, with Furphy the closest you'll get to mainstream. Wine is available by the glass or the bottle, and there are twists on classic cocktails, like a Dark and Spicy (aka a Dark and Stormy with spiced rum) and a salted caramel Espresso Martini. 


Address: 189 Smith St
Opening hours: Sun & Tue-Thu 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
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