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Top Bars With Unique Games In Las Vegas

June 5, 2014 5:00 AM

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Photo credit:  Golden Spike

Photo credit: Golden Spike

Las Vegas is king when it comes to the bar and the nightlife scene. But sometimes you just want to grab some drinks, play bar games and go low key for the night. The valley has some great places offering out-of-the-box activities like retro video games, giant Jenga and cornhole, plus some classics like shuffleboard and pool. So grab some friends and head out for an evening of food, fun and frolic!

Gold Spike
217 N. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 476-1082
www.goldspike.com

The Gold Spike is located in downtown Las Vegas and is a part of the Zappos downtown revitalization. The recently renovated property provides locals and visitors with a unique hangout within the downtown scene. The Gold Spike bar features indoor and outdoor spaces equipped with free wifi perfect for hanging out day or night. Pair a craft beer or cocktail with a game of giant Connect Four, shuffleboard, giant cornhole and giant Jenga. In the winter, the Gold Spike backyard turns into a winter wonderland, complete with an ice skating rink.

Money Plays
4755 W. Flamingo Road 
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 368-1828
www.moneyplayslv.com

This local spot has been serving Las Vegas since 1986. Located in the west valley, Money Plays is known for its curated collection of craft and bottle beers. Keep yourself busy between beers with shuffleboard, foosball and darts or live music on Thursdays and Fridays. Patrons that buy their beer by the half yard can win prizes and praise when they become a member of the ‘100 Yard Club.’ Follow Money Plays on Facebook for specials and a schedule of entertainment. 

Double Yoke
Town Center Lounge
6050 Sky Pointe Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 396-8200
www.doubleyokelv.com

Double Yoke is a home away from home for Chicagoans in Las Vegas. This bar restaurant is a member of “Chicagoans in the Desert” and has weekly tournaments for the popular Midwestern game of cornhole. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Fridays you can enjoy live music with no cover. 

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Shady Grove Lounge
Silverton Casino Hotel
3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 263-7777
www.silvertoncasino.com

Hidden in the recesses of the Silverton Casino Hotel is the cozy Shady Grove Lounge. Resembling the inside of an Airstream trailer, Shady Grove is the perfect place to watch some games and enjoy a little nostalgia. Shoot a game of pool or knock down the pins in Las Vegas’ only mini-bowling alley. Snack on finger foods, pizzas and sandwiches and $2 Bud Light pints anytime.

Scooter’s Pub
6200 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 227-9047
www.scooterspubinc.com

Scooter’s Pub is known as one of the best sports bars in southwest Las Vegas. Guests may come in to watch a game or a UFC fight, but they can’t help being distracted by Scooter’s game room. Darts, shuffleboard, NBA Jam, Deer Hunter and the elusive Golden Tee are just a few of the games to keep you busy during commercial breaks. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from midnight to 3 a.m. Get half-price domestic drafts, $3 wine and $1 off well drinks. Stop in anytime for the $5 food menu that includes mini nachos, chicken parmesan sliders and potato skins.

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Christa Emmer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in broadcast journalism. She has experience as a news writer, editor and producer in television news. Christa has been a Las Vegas resident for more than 20 years. Follow her on twitter @ChristaEmmer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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