Bars are great places to get away from your work day and just enjoy some time and drinks with friends. You can put work even further behind you if you head to a bar that has games. After all, it’s hard to think about work when you’re trying to best your friends in a game of pool or darts. Furthermore, any time you can combine drinking and friendly competition, it’s a good time. Try these places if you’re looking for a place to play some games while you enjoy some beverages.
Kelly’s Korner Tavern
907 E. Yorba Linda Blvd.
Placentia, CA 92870
Kelly’s Korner has a little something for everyone when it comes to games. You have your choice of darts, pool, and arcade games in this friendly neighborhood bar. That would be reason enough to go there – especially with a group of friends. However, this place also has more than 30 taps with a lot of great craft beers as well as domestic favorites. You’ll also find a variety of appetizers and sandwiches (try the burgers) to enjoy while you play the games of your choice.
Daily’s Sports Grill
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
With 25 televisions, Daily’s is a great place to watch a game. However, you have plenty of opportunity to participate in games here as well. Here you’ll find pool tables, video games (including Golden Tee) and shuffleboard. On top of that, you’ll find a menu full of food from appetizers to pizzas and sandwiches. With 16 taps, this is also a good place for beer aficionados.
Goat Hill Tavern
1830 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Goat Hill Tavern is an Orange County institution, and it’s easy to see why when you walk into the place. The first thing you notice is the unusually large number of taps – 141 to be exact. Needless to say if you want to sample every beer here, it’s going to take you a while. While you enjoy those beers, you can play any number of games including darts, pool, foosball and shuffleboard. This tavern is truly a one-stop place where you can keep yourself entertained all night.
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741 Baker St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Huddle is a neighborhood bar where it’s easy to feel at home. It’s also a good place to go with friends to play some games while you enjoy some beverages. The Huddle boasts several pool tables so it’s easy to get a game without having to wait a long time. You’ll also find darts and arcade games here. One trip here and you’ll see just how much fun a dive bar can be.
1096 N. Main St.
Orange, CA 92867
With enough pool tables that you’ll never have to wait long for a game, Danny K’s is a great place to relax and play games with friends. You’ll also find dartboards, foosball and shuffleboard here. On top of that, you’ll see so many televisions that you won’t really know what game to watch while you await your next game of pool or darts. Danny K’s also features more than 30 draft beers. You’ll find plenty of food from appetizers to salads and sandwiches to go with your beverages.
Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com