It’s game night on the rocks with a twist. Enjoy a drink and some friendly competition at these local game-centric bars.
Game Craft Brewing
Taking a step back from the digital, Game Craft Brewing specializes in timeless tabletop games. Their wide selections cater to all tastes in games, beers, and food. 23301 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, 949-734-0910, gamecraftbrewing.com
Revive the ’80s with retro arcade games such as Pac-Man, Galaga, and Donkey Kong. Drinks are available, but you can also head to the downstairs lounge to pick up food or a craft cocktail and enjoy some local art. McFadden Public Market, 515 North Main St., Santa Ana, 657-232-3338, mcfaddenmarket.com/arcademissioncontrol
Eat a taco, grab a drink, and play some arcade games or a round of giant Jenga—this place knows how to host a game night. Taco “Tuesdays” are also on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 841 Baker St., Costa Mesa, 714-880-9664
Load up free video games and enjoy craft beers and cocktails. LAG Bar is a place where anyone from professional gamers to casual arcade fans can gather. 211 W. Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, 657-208-3575, thelagbar.com
Play your favorite console games from the ’80s and ’90s with a cool cocktail or beer in hand. Check out the cool display of action figures and try bites such as bulgogi pizza and chorizo fries. 12926 Main St., Garden Grove, 949-390-8499, barcodegg.com