The days are getting colder, but the competition is just heating up. Now is the perfect time to issue a challenge at one of our six top spots for game night.
Get on the Board
Located in the heart of the Seaport, Flight Club’s “social darts” experience is perfect for medium-to-large groups and offers an interesting change-up from standard hangs with your squad. Whether you’re down for day drinks or dressed to the nines for a big Saturday night out — this ultra-fun spot delivers the perfect mix of casual and swanky.
Pickleball, a mash-up of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, is one of the fastest growing sports in America and a great way to get the heart pumping while keeping things social. PKL in Southie is the perfect place to learn the game or feed your obsession. Enjoy signature craft cocktails and shareable plates while you play — or in the Faded Monkey Lounge.
Book a Table
If you think ping pong is a blast in a cold, musty basement — wait till you experience it with 14 Olympic-caliber tables, 2 private lounges, a full-service restaurant/bar, and a DJ. Spin in the Seaport is next-level entertainment in a truly beautiful space, with group table reservations, private rooms, and leagues. See their bonkers fly-through tour.
Throw It Back
Axe throwing is almost as fun as it is deeply, viscerally satisfying. In fact, you haven’t lived until you’ve ended a busy day (or long week) by launching an axe 12 feet across a room into a wooden target. Urban Axes in Somerville is the perfect spot for team outings or a night out with friends. They also allow walk-ins and have axe-throwing leagues. Who knew?
Versus in Downtown Crossing offers retro-modern arcade games in a high-energy setting reminiscent of a mid-80s roller-skating-diner. You get the idea. Pop in for their weekly events including Drive-In Movie Mondays, Tournament Tuesdays, and Free Play Fridays (which is exactly what it sounds like). Be sure to try their yummy pub food and creative cocktails.
Take a Gimme
Ok, we admit it, putting into a whale’s mouth is pretty fun — but don’t we deserve better? Puttshack in the Seaport is light years away from the Lower Cape mini-golf we all know and love — with Trackaball technology linking your ball to your score; an eclectic, shareable, street food-infused menu; and wide-ranging cocktail list to partake while you play.