Let’s face it, board games and brews are the ultimate rainy-day activity in Vancouver. And if you still have a Storm Crow-shaped hole in your heart from where the iconic bar used to be, we’ve got several amazing alternatives to toss your way. Without further ado, here are 5 cafes and bars with board games to check out in Vancouver this season.

Turquoise Goat


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We’ll start with the newest, and arguably the most interesting name on this list. The queer-owned & operated cafe has a ton of unique games to choose from, including a battle game between woodland creatures. The vibe is inspired by ’80s & ’90s nostalgia, “with a touch of quirkiness and psychedelia,” according to an Instagram post. And to make hanging out with your friends even easier, they’re staying open until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Where: 122 West Hastings Street

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Pizzeria Ludica


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For delicious, thin-crust pizza and hundreds of board games and card games for groups of all sizes to choose from, Pizzeria Ludica is the perfect hang-out spot. Grab a couple of slices and settle in for an evening of competitive fun. From “What Do You Meme” to strategy games like “Endeavor,” the only problem you’ll have is choosing.

Where: 189 Keefer Place

Score on Davie


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This iconic West End spot truly does it all – from weekend drag brunch to NFL Sundays. Grab a couple of their famous caesars and break out the “Guess Ru!”

Where: 1262 Davie Street



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While this spot’s definitely more of an arcade bar, they do have some board games to offer guests who’d rather trade the controllers for dice. In addition to classic games like “Jenga” and “Connect Four,” Glitch has billiards, video games, and of course, tasty themed drinks to keep folks occupied all night long.

Where: 2287 West Broadway

Back & Forth Bar 


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Back & Forth is first and foremost a ping pong bar (with 6 tables available for booking), but the funky spot also has classic board games like “Connect Four,” “Guess Who?” and more to check out if you’re waiting your turn for a paddle. Oh, and $5 happy hour drinks before 6 pm.

Where: 303 Columbia Street

And that’s a wrap on board game cafes & bars, for now, everyone.