The tables at Chalk Ping Pong & Billiards Lounge

The Abbey Brewing Company
Newly renovated, Miami Beach’s only brew pub still provides quality beer in an intimate atmosphere, but it now has a full liquor license, and the expansion has more than doubled the size of the venue (no more dart dodging as patrons walk in). Pick up a game of Risk, backgammon, chess, or cards, and sit down on the wooden pews to have a good time. 1115 16th St., Miami Beach, 305-538-8110;

The Bar
While the beer selection and food get people in the door, it’s The Bar’s board game collection that keeps them there for hours. Choose from backgammon, Battleship, Connect Four, dominoes, Jenga, Parcheesi, and Sorry. Games are so popular, management has to go on monthly restocking trips! 172 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables, 305-442-2730

Blackbird Ordinary
This watering hole attracts both a Brickell and indie crowd, and patrons can choose from Jenga, Connect Four, Monopoly, Battleship, or even Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots to play in intimately lit black leather booths. Monday night is game night, but even on the busiest nights, guests can take games outside to the terrace. 729 SW First Ave., Miami, 305-671-3307;

Chalk Ping Pong & Billiards Lounge
A night club-rec room hybrid, Chalk has a luxury lounge vibe, replete with two bars, mod lighting, and private playing rooms, but ups the fun quotient with five billiard tables, seven ping-pong tables, and an array of board games from checkers to Boggle. 1234 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-8662

Hidden down an alley and marked simply by a red light above a steel door entrance, Foxhole has the elusiveness of a 1920s speakeasy. Step inside and you’ll find two bars (one upstairs, one downstairs), a red velvet pool table, a machine-operated dartboard, and vintage arcade games like Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga with music streaming from a touch-screen jukebox. 1218 14th Ct., Miami Beach, 305-534-3511;

Hyde Beach
Amid a modern-meets-retro interior, this recently opened lounge houses one of the most unique foosball tables in Miami. Each player is curiously costumed in wigs and dresses, resulting in patrons not quite sure whether the table is functional or avant-garde. But as it’s fully operational and a definite conversation starter, we figure it’s both. SLS Hotel South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-1701;

The Wynwood linchpin is known for its curated selection of periodicals and industrial-chic vibe. However, almost unnoticed amid all the mustaches and witty banter, there’s a foosball table and cork dartboard with metal darts. Play anytime, day or night; there’s never a line for these. 2519 NW Second Ave., Miami, 305-456-1784;

Lost Weekend
With its no-nonsense vibe and more than 100 selections of beer, this bar also harbors a smorgasbord of entertainment that includes dartboards, ping-pong, foosball, billiards, and vintage video games. Head next door to Kill Your Idol (under the same management) to catch a glimpse of its old-school Playboy pinball machine that, despite its look, still works. 218 Española Way, Miami Beach, 305-672-1707

Will Call Miami
A block away from the AmericanAirlines Arena, this downtown hangout has a 24-hour liquor license and stays open to 5 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends. With a vintage Pac-Man arcade game, pool, and ping-pong tables on one end, and a dance floor with live music on the other, this laid-back lounge offers many ways to forget you have to work the next day. 700 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-371-6221;

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