Whether it’s chilling out over a coffee and a game of Catan or an evening of Dungeons & Dragons with a craft beer (or two), gaming cafes are often the perfect place to try out both old and new favorites.
Finding one can be a bit of a nightmare though, particularly if you’re visiting a city for the first time. Having struggled in the past ourselves, we’ve decided to put a handy map together of some of the best gaming cafes out there.
Below you’ll find an interactive map that breaks the cafes down into categories. From family friendly and late-night opening, right through to those that stock tabletop RPGs and wargaming. With so many games available on the shelves, everyone has different tastes so it’s important you find one that’s right for you.
How it works
It’s pretty simple to be honest. Click the slide button in the top left of the map, this will bring up a panel of the categories for the cafes. Alternatively, take a look at the map and zoom into the location that you want.
Below the map is a full list, in Alphabetical order, of all the locations featured on the map.
The map is a work in progress, so if we’re missing your favourite cafe drop us a line and let us know and we’ll add them on.
Bad Moon Cafe
159a Great Dover St, London, SE1 4GZ
Board – Game Bar & Restaurant
79 South St, Exeter, EX1 1EQ
Chance & Counters (Birmingham)
Courtyard Studio 8 Scott House Custard Factory, Birmingham, B9 4AA
Chance & Counters (Bristol)
20 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BS
Critical Hit Games Cafe
61A Kempston St, Liverpool L3
41 Kingsland High St, Dalston, London, E8 2JS
Arch 16 Leake St, South Bank, London, SE1 7NN
38 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7LA
697 – 703 Upper Newtownards Rd, Belfast, BT4 3NT
Lucky Sparrow Game Cafe
1091 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow, G41 3YG
72 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6BJ
Max XP games
29-31 Duke St, Glasgow, G4 0UL
226 Monument Rd, Birmingham, B16 9AG
Nerdy Coffee Co
49 Mardol, Shrewsbury, SY1 1PP
Noughts and Coffees Board
26 Morrison St, Edinburgh, EH3 8BJ
The Repro Centre Of Rochester, 2 Star Hill, Rochester, ME1 1UX
Quest Board Gaming Cafe
45 Belvoir St, Leicester, LE1 6SL
Red Panda Gaming Cafe
First Floor, 247 High St, Lincoln, LN2 1HW
Replay Board Game Bar
196 Cheltenham Rd, Bristol, BS6 5RB
Sugar and Dice
33 Cornhill, Liverpool, L1 8DP
The Dice Cup
68-70 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham, NG1 3GY
63-67 High St, Croydon, CR0 1QE
The Treehouse Board Game Cafe
41 Boston St, Sheffield, S2 4QF
99 Gloucester St, Oxford, OX1 2DF
West End Games
18 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow, G3 6UR