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San Francisco's 10 Best Bars with Games

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San Francisco has its fair share of darts and pool tables, but bar-appropriate games run the gamut in this town. From skeeball to board games to shuffleboard and hoops, a little friendly competition and a side of booze are a winning ticket for a cozy night out. We've surveyed the city to find the best bar game options around, and without further ado, here are our top 10 picks for getting your game on.

What boozy gamestop did we miss? Let us know in the comments.

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The Sycamore

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Board games and beer share equal billing at this cozy Mission bar, where you're as likely to end up in a game of Twister with strangers as a dominoes contest on the back patio. Don't miss the pork belly donuts if you know what's (not) good for you.

Buckshot Bar & Gameroom

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A popular haunt for 20-somethings, The Buckshot is deserving of recognition for its comprehensive array of games like skeeball and arcade classics.

Golden Gate Tap Room

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This playground for adults features two regulation shuffleboard tables, two foosball tables, three skeeball machines, a handful of pool tables, and a flotilla of arcade games both new and vintage.

Mission Bowling Club

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It's less a bar with games and more a game with a bar, but MBC earns its stripes with bowling aplenty, plus quality cocktails (or pitchers, if you prefer).

The Wreck Room

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A collegiate vibe infuses The Wreck Room, and that means regressing to your less mature self with pool, shuffle board, mini basketball, arcade games, darts and skeeball galore.

Emperor Norton's Boozeland

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This new Tenderloin spot has a handsome purple-topped pool table and a shuffleboard in its spacious game room, and the thoughtful layout creates plenty of areas for play, booze, or just chilling out on the back patio.

S&R Lounge

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This bar is tucked inside the new Hotel Zetta, and features an upstairs Playroom with everything from pool to a larger-than-life Plinko game that you play from above. Cozy nooks and a welcoming vibe make this one of the best new secrets in town.

Doc's Clock

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When shuffleboard calls, classic Mission dive bar Doc's Clock beckons. Beer, hard booze and heavy bar room competition keep 'em coming back for more.

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

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Tator tots and ghost pepper hot sauce are just side benefits at Dr. Teeth, where shuffleboard awaits and a roomy tiered back patio offers cornhole to all comers.

Soda Popinski

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This Polk hideout has boot-sized Moscow Mules, a $10 drink roulette wheel and a laid back vibe, but the real draw is the nostalgic old-school Nintendo setup in back: dust off your Mario Kart skills if you want to compete for a high score.

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The Sycamore

Board games and beer share equal billing at this cozy Mission bar, where you're as likely to end up in a game of Twister with strangers as a dominoes contest on the back patio. Don't miss the pork belly donuts if you know what's (not) good for you.

Buckshot Bar & Gameroom

A popular haunt for 20-somethings, The Buckshot is deserving of recognition for its comprehensive array of games like skeeball and arcade classics.

Golden Gate Tap Room

This playground for adults features two regulation shuffleboard tables, two foosball tables, three skeeball machines, a handful of pool tables, and a flotilla of arcade games both new and vintage.

Mission Bowling Club

It's less a bar with games and more a game with a bar, but MBC earns its stripes with bowling aplenty, plus quality cocktails (or pitchers, if you prefer).

The Wreck Room

A collegiate vibe infuses The Wreck Room, and that means regressing to your less mature self with pool, shuffle board, mini basketball, arcade games, darts and skeeball galore.

Emperor Norton's Boozeland

This new Tenderloin spot has a handsome purple-topped pool table and a shuffleboard in its spacious game room, and the thoughtful layout creates plenty of areas for play, booze, or just chilling out on the back patio.

S&R Lounge

This bar is tucked inside the new Hotel Zetta, and features an upstairs Playroom with everything from pool to a larger-than-life Plinko game that you play from above. Cozy nooks and a welcoming vibe make this one of the best new secrets in town.

Doc's Clock

When shuffleboard calls, classic Mission dive bar Doc's Clock beckons. Beer, hard booze and heavy bar room competition keep 'em coming back for more.

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

Tator tots and ghost pepper hot sauce are just side benefits at Dr. Teeth, where shuffleboard awaits and a roomy tiered back patio offers cornhole to all comers.

Soda Popinski

This Polk hideout has boot-sized Moscow Mules, a $10 drink roulette wheel and a laid back vibe, but the real draw is the nostalgic old-school Nintendo setup in back: dust off your Mario Kart skills if you want to compete for a high score.

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