The best playgrounds in Philadelphia

From board games to ping pong tables, these local hotspots will bring you the spirit of competition.

Fun Philadelphia game bars for groups, sectional sessions and team building events:

Harp and crown. Photo by N. Santos.

Hidden on Sansama Street near Rittenhouse Square, a gastropub Harp and crown it is a vintage-style gastropub with 24-foot ceilings, redesigned wooden elements, funk wallpaper and antique accents. Private parties can enjoy a two-lane bowling alley and a cocktail bar downstairs called Elbow Lane.

Turn the game on Buffalo Billiards, a large sports bar with billiard tables, shuffleboards, darts, ski balls and more. Located in the Old Town, the hangout offers a happy Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm and a free swimming pool on Sundays.

SPIN Philadelphia, Ping Ping Social Club offers 16 Olympic-class ping pong tables, a full bar and shared snacks in a 12,000-square-foot industrial space. Private activities include reserved areas for play, setting up food and beverage menus, music, special servers and event hosts, and “ballerinas” to pick up stray balls. 360-degree reviews of SPIN events available here.

Throw the dice, literally, in Thirst for bones, a cafe with board games in the neighborhood of Fairmount. Players can try their luck in over 800 games ranging from Monopoly and Clue to Trivial Pursuit and Cards Against Humanity. The bar also serves smart comfort dishes such as pizza with French bread and PB & J’s donuts, as well as playful cocktails and milkshakes.

Photo courtesy of Garage Fishtown.

Find the largest selection of canned beer in town, as well as Skee-Ball, Pool and a number of guest chefs at Fishtown Garage and Garage Pasyunk in Pasyunka Square.

Bowling with a lively social scene, Lucky strike you are entertained by 24 tracks, 10 billiard tables, ping pong, shuffleboard and more. In this fashionable party day and night serve classics of comfortable food and ingenious craft cocktails. During the day in the alley 21 years and older after 21:00. Qualified event organizers help compile menus for group dinners as well as choose drinks and bottles.

For more bowling, think North Bowl Philly – Retro style bowling in Philadelphia Neighborhood of Northern Liberties. Enjoy sandwiches, small snacks and an ingenious line of toddlers on one of the 17 lanes, including an attic upstairs with four private walkways, a special bar, arcade games, table football tables and more – all available for rent. private events.

South Bowl. Photo courtesy of En Route Marketing.

North Bowl’s Southern Philadelphia brother and sister, aptly named South Bowl, has 26 lanes, two bars, several halls, billiard tables, a deck on the roof and an outdoor beer garden. The room can accommodate 600 guests. Experience the backyard of the South Bowl, Yardit is an open oasis of 5,000 square feet, where batting cages, bocce courts, shuffleboards, horseshoes, an outdoor play area with billiards and a full bar are located.

Partly a live music venue, partly a bowling alley, new The Brooklyn Bowl y Fishtown has 24 bowling alleys and a stage on two floors of a 38,000-square-foot venue and regularly hosts touring, DJs and other performers.

Localhost at The Block, NEC 2021 Tournament. Photo by Steve Belkovich, provided by Nerd Street Gamers.

Video game lovers should not miss Local host The Block, the nation’s first eSports campus, is located along North Broad Street. The eSports arena is open to the hourly game, and local and national, amateur and professional eSports tournaments and competitions are held. Rent a modern room for a private event to compete with their counterparts in popular video games or other exciting games for parties.

Crafts Hall. Photo by Kyle McCain.

It’s all fun and games – and good food – inside Crafts Hall. The space offers Skee-Ball, table football, shuffleboard, Nintendo, various board games and an indoor playground on pirate themes to entertain children. Located along the Delaware River waterfront right where Northern Liberty meets Fishtown, Craft Hall is considered one of the best in Philadelphia family restaurants and was voted The best bar for parents by Philadelphia Magazine. Enjoy slow-fried barbecue dishes, burgers, pizza, wings and french fries – a children’s menu is also available.

The photo on the cover is provided by Spin Philadelphia, a social club for ping pong

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