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
72 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6BJ
226 Monument Rd, Birmingham B16 9AG
Nerdy Coffee Co
49 Mardol, Shrewsbury SY1 1PP
Noughts and Coffees Board
26 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8BJ
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