Dance clubs, concert venues and posh lounges are all great options when you’re looking for a traditional night on the town in Houston, but sometimes, you just want to let that inner kid out while enjoying some more adult-like activities. Mix some standard games in with a few good friends and some cold pitchers of beer and you really do have a night that’s all fun and games. This list will tell you all you need to know when it comes to finding the best places to go when you’re in the mood for beer pong, shuffleboard, bocce ball or flip cup.

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Pearl Bar
4216 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 868-5337

In the mood for a little beer pong or flip cup? Pearl Bar on Washington has got you covered. While the inside of the bar might feel like a frat party, the patio area outside will remind you of your best bud’s backyard, complete with beergames and good times. Pearl boasts a huge open outdoor area that’s set up with tables for your favorite drinking games and even hula hoops for after your game of pong. With old school Bon Jovi and MC Hammer on the speakers, drinking games and hula hoops, it won’t take you long to loosen up and let your troubles fade away.

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Burlap Barrel Pub
909 Town and Country Blvd.
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 465-4977

This neighborhood bar is in itself just a good, fun place to relax, have a few drinks after work and let your hair down. Add in pool tables, darts and video games and you have yourself a great evening with good people. The Burlap Barrel Pub often offers up its ping pong table to patrons for beer pong games and mini tournaments. The staff is friendly, the beer is cold and the mood is relaxed. What more could you ask for?

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Hans’ Bier Haus
2523 Quenby St.
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 520-7474

Featuring one of Houston’s only bocce courts, Hans’ Bier Haus in West University is another great place to go for a night out. The bar’s spacious bocce ball court sits inside the Haus’s beer garden and offers onlookers picnic tables and darts to pass the time. Hans’ also features more than 100 different beers––60 of which are on––as well as Sangria and wine. So if you like the variety of games to rival the selection of beers, this is the spot to go.

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Liberty Station
2101 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 640-5220

Another bar where you’ll find the best stuff outdoors is Liberty Station. This converted gas station offers patrons corn hole, as well as the standard foosball and people watching for your drinking entertainment. You and your friends can also try your hand at some giant Jenga––whoever topples over the stack of big blocks has to drink some of their beer. A great selection of beer on tap, friendly bartenders and a laidback atmosphere makes this Washington Ave bar a favorite.


Triple Crown Sports Bar
13711 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77077
(281) 870-9610

The Triple Crown is a sports bar tucked inside a shopping center in the West Oaks neighborhood and is known as shuffleboard heaven. This bar boasts six shuffleboard tables, all of which use real sand, and offers shuffleboard tournaments and draws every Friday and Saturday night. Triple Crown also has leagues that gather every Wednesday, and features Texas Hold ‘Em nights every Monday and again Thursday through Sunday. For game night, this place might be just what you’re looking for.

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