Best Bars With Games In OC

June 5, 2014 5:00 AM

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There’s nothing wrong with going to a bar to watch a game – no matter what sport or team interests you. Even better is going to a bar to play a game. From foosball to shuffleboard and darts to Bingo, here are some of the best places for bar games in Orange County
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(credit: Goat Hill Tavern)


Goat Hill Tavern
1830 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 548-8428
www.facebook.com/GoatHillTavern

There are a lot of reasons to visit this bar. First, the crowd here is pretty lively no matter when you visit. Expect to hear the jukebox turned up loud and a lot of songs you want to sing along with. Secondly, with 141 beers on tap, this is beer heaven in Orange County. In addition, you’ll find the classic shuffleboard game here. Try a couple of the beers on tap and get a lively game of shuffleboard going. It’s a pretty good way to while away an evening.

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(credit: Loan D./Yelp)


Michael’s Sports Pub & Grill
15192 Goldenwest St.
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 373-5665
www.michaelssportspubandgrill.com

Michael’s is a favorite Orange County sports bar for a lot of reasons. Like lots of sports bars, it has televisions located all over the bar so you never miss a minute of the action. It also has a good amount of beers on tap and a full menu of items to enjoy while you watch the game. Michael’s also has some good options if you’re not content with just watching the action on television. You’ll find shuffleboard and foosball among the pool tables.

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Patsy’s Irish Pub
28971 Golden Lantern St., Suite 108
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 249-2604
www.patsysirishpub.net

Patsy’s Irish Pub is a great bar with a crowd comprised of mainly locals, but it’s a very welcoming place no matter where you live. It has a good menu that includes fish and chips and a lobster roll, among many other favorites. With more than 20 taps, you should be able to find a beer you like, and if you don’t, the bartenders give a healthy pour on liquor. In addition to all of that, this is also a great place to go if you want to get a few games of darts in. Two dartboards adorn the wall in the back of the bar. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait to get a game started, but it will be worth the wait.

Related: Best Sports Bars In Orange County

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Chapter One: The Modern Local
227 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 352-2225
www.chapteronetml.com

When you think of bar games, you probably think of foosball, air hockey or shuffleboard. Chapter One offers something a little different but just as enjoyable: Bingo every Monday night. For just $10, you can join the game and get a free drink. Proceeds go to a different non-profit organization every month. You’ll have a great time playing Bingo, and your experience will be even more enjoyable with the amazing food and beverages here.

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(credit: Tim R./Yelp)


Danny K’s Billiards and Sports Bar
1096 N. Main St.
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 771-9706
www.dannyks.com

Danny K’s is a great place to watch any game you can imagine. However, it’s also a great place to participate in games. In addition to the many pool tables here, you’ll also find shuffleboard, foosball and a couple dart boards. In other words, if you’re into sports and games, Danny K’s is the place to go. You’ll also find a good menu and an impressive selection of beers. The only reason to leave is because of closing time.

Related: Best Bars For Billiards In OC

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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