Play games at these 10 Atlanta bars

Guests walk in at Joystick Gamebar on Edgewood Ave in Atlanta on Saturday, April 30, 2022. (Hyosub Shin /

Mixing up your Friday or Saturday night routine is easy with games and a great meal with friends. Check out these local options for food and a lot of fun.


Guests can enjoy this cocktail bar for its traditional drinks and setting, or they can escape with the in-house virtual reality experience. Enjoy puzzle and sports games and more in rooms that can accommodate up to 12 players.

Location: Midtown - 728 Monroe Dr NE Suite C; Website:; Contact: 470-639-8448

Joystick Gamebar

From draft beer to slushies to cider, there are choices galore at this game bar. Alongside your choice of liquid libation, enjoy pinball, foosball or a long list of classic cabinet games including Mr. Pacman, Space Invaders and Frogger.

Location: Sweet Auburn - 427 Edgewood Ave SE; Website:; Contact: 404-525-3002

The Painted Pin

Get out and enjoy a little bowling in this Buckhead boutique bar setting with wine, cocktails and an extensive menu. Each lane accommodates up to six players, and there’s also bocce, shuffleboard, ping pong, skeeball and more.

Location: Buckhead - 737 Miami Cir NE; Website:; Contact: 404-814-8736

Pin and Proper

Combine football and bowling for the wonderful oddity that is pinfall — Players throw a football to knock down the opposing team’s pins. This Grant Park spot also offers classic drinks such as Sidecars, along with modernized offerings like Outkast namesake So Fresh So Clean.

Location: Grant Park - 1039 Grant St SE; Website:; Contact: 404-549-7948


As the website states, you’ll “test the limits of fun” here with dozens of arcade games ranging from classics to the most modern offerings. Enjoy food and drink at the two in-house bars nearby.

Location: Downtown - 275 Baker St; Website:

Punch Bowl Social

The punch bowl gathering, a Victorian tradition, lives on here where visitors can enjoy craft cocktails and food from the scratch kitchen. And when you’re full, continue socializing over vintage arcade games and bowling.

Location: The Battery - 875 Battery Ave SE Ste 720; Website:; Contact: 470-443-1443

Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium

Try the cherry soda and cheerwine slushies or go with a classic red or white wine, ranked from “good” to “better” on the drinks menu. And as the name suggests, this bar (which doubles as an art gallery) also plays host to a ping pong tournament on Monday nights.

Location: Sweet Auburn - 466 Edgewood Ave; Website: ; Contact: 404-522-8275

The Black Bear Tavern

This neighborhood tavern bills itself as the oldest such establishment on Peachtree Road. Catch your favorite sporting event over lunch or dinner and throw a few darts afterward or indulge in some Golden Tee games.

Location: Buckhead - 1931 Peachtree St NE; Website: ; Contact: 404-355-9089

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games

Get an adrenaline rush with a few go-kart races, complete with elevation changes on these indoor tracks. You’re sure to be hungry afterward, so stop in to the grill for meals made with fresh ingredients and signature cocktails like the “finish line” and “burnout berry breeze.”

Location: Marietta - 1255 Roswell Rd or Buford - 2925 Buford Dr Suite 300; Website: ; Contact: 470-646-3278

The Roof at Ponce City Market

You’ll have some of the best views of the city while you enjoy games like mini golf, basketball and a goblet toss on the boardwalk at Skyline Park. When it’s time for a rest, enjoy refreshing food and drinks. Just remember the minimum age is 21 after 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Location: Old Fourth Ward - 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE; Website:; Contact: 770-999-1530

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