Bars with Games in Nashville

January 21, 2024 | Advertising Disclosure | Our Partners may be mentioned in this article.

The Nashville bar scene is certainly entertaining, but sometimes it’s nice to have something else to do while you’re imbibing. Many bars have games to keep the vibe alive during your night out on the town. Whether it’s cards, pool, ping pong, or pinball, here’s a list of the top games and where to play in Nashville.Ā 

games & where to play in Nashville

Bowling + Duckpin Bowl

Photo Credit: Brooklyn Bowl

Nashville has a variety of bowling spots that offer traditional and duckpin bowling! Brooklyn Bowl offers traditional bowling lanes and a concert venue mixed with incredible food and drinks. This is a great spot in Nashville to bowl with friends. Pinewood Social has six bowling lanes, vintage ball returns and scoring tables, and food and drinks just a few steps away. Pins Mechanical Co. and Nashville Underground have duckpin bowling, which uses ten smaller pins and lighter and smaller bowling balls.

Where to Bowl in Nashville:

Board Games & Cards

Pints and games pair nicely together. Many Nashville hotspots have added board games and playing cards to their list of reasons to visit. Here are some to keep in mind.

Where to Play Board Games in Nashville:

Ping Pong

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Nashville has top-notice ping pong spots, including a few outdoor options when the weather cooperates. A few of these places include nets so you don’t have to chase balls throughout the establishment, too.

Where to Play Ping Pong in Nashville:


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Table shuffleboard, or more commonly just called shuffleboard, is easily one of the most entertaining bar games. Plus it’s usually difficult to claim the board, making it a treat when it’s your turn.

Where to Play Shuffleboard in Nashville:

Pool / Billiards

Can you pass the chalk? Even if you’re not a pro, pool is a fun game when you’re out and about. There are some of the best places to shoot pool in Nashville.

Where to Play Pool in Nashville:


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Darts are probably one of the oldest bar games in town, so you’ll find them at a lot of places. Get a game of cricket in while drinking your favorite brews at any of these destinations.

Where to Play Darts in Nashville:

Video & Arcade Games

Pop in your quarters—it’s time for a game of Pac-Man and Street Fighter II. Numerous bars in Nashville have brought back the old-school video and arcade games of the 80s and 90s.

Where to Play Video & Arcade Games in Nashville:


Where there are arcade games, there are usually pinball machines, too. If you want to claim pinball wizard status, the places below will help you get there.

Where to Play Pinball in Nashville:


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Foosball is a classic game, and the best part is—a lot of people can join in the fun no matter how many drinks they’ve had!

Where to Play Foosball in Nashville:

Skee Ball

Skee Ball is an old classic. Back in the day, it seemed like these were everywhere (ShowBiz Pizza Place / Chuck E. Cheese anyone?). There are still some spots in Nashville that keep this favorite around, though.

Where to Play Skee Ball in Nashville:


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Whether it’s indoor Hoop Fever or a full-size basketball hoop, there are a few places to play in Music City.

Where to Play Basketball in Nashville:


Cornhole (or bags) is a classic tailgating game that is now commonly found at bars and restaurants with outdoor areas. There is no shortage of places to play in Nashville.

Where to Play Cornhole in Nashville:


Bocce (or bocce ball) is a historic game with ties to the Roman Empire, which was later popularized in Italy. The game is often played on grass, turf, or sand. If you can toss a ball (with good aim), give this one a try at any of these spots.

Where to Play Bocce in Nashville:

Giant Jenga

One of the most popular patio games is Giant Jenga. Within about 10 minutes of starting the game, expect a loud boom followed by a bunch of “ahhhhs!”

Where to Play Giant Jenga in Nashville:


You could spend your whole day on the course, but sometimes it’s easier just to pop down to the local bar for a round of golf with friends.

Where to Play Golf in Nashville:

Giant Connect Four

The 1974 game is a bit different on a larger scale. See if you can concentrate over a round of drinks while playing Giant Connect Four at these locations.

Where to Play Giant Connect Four in Nashville:

Giant Beer Pong

Everything’s bigger in…Tennessee? It sure seems that way when it comes to games, anyway! If you’re not great at regular Beer Pong, maybe you’ll have better luck with Giant Beer Pong.

Where to Play Giant Beer Pong in Nashville:

Shuffleboard (Floor Shuffleboard)

This is one of those games you usually just see old folks playing at a beach hotel. But when you’re in Nashville with a cocktail in hand, it’s hard to pass up. When the weather permits, have a go at floor shuffleboard at Game Terminal.

Where to Play Floor Shuffleboard in Nashville:


Have you ever wanted to try curling? Well, now you can at Tee Line which is the first curling facility with dedicated ice in Tennessee. No experience is required, but curling lessons are available.

Where to Curl in Nashville:

Sand Volleyball

Photo Credit: Sandbar

Sand volleyball is hard to come by in a land-locked city like Nashville, but SandBar makes it easy to get a game in. This destination offers two sand volleyball courts, a full bar serving everything from coconut cocktails to draft beer, plus plenty of lounge space after you work up a sweat.


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