28 W. Main St.
Plantsville, CT 06479
The cozy, inviting Quinn’s is located in the Plantsville section of Southington next to the Quinnipiac River. Its drink menu is impressive with lots of signature cocktails and over 40 martinis. Also offered are arcade fixtures like Big Buck Hunter Safari and table soccer. It’s the quintessential neighborhood bar for hanging out with friends to play, drink and eat.
Branford Cue & Brew
131 Commercial Parkway
Branford, CT 06405
Branford Cue & Brew is a bar and pool hall that boasts 19 Brunswick tables and 10 dart games. As for arcade games, you can play Buck Hunter and the bowling game Silver Strike. There are a couple of touch-screen games as well. When you want a break, order one of the daily drink specials and sit out on the patio.
Bradford’s Grill & Tavern
83 Bedford St.
Stamford, CT 06901
During warm weather months, patrons of this Stamford bar can sit outside on the sidewalk. But when it gets too cold, stay inside and play one of the tavern’s many games. Bradford’s lets you choose among Megatouch games, electronic dart boards and the golfing game Golden Tee. Before you play, be sure to try some of the great appetizers, salads and entrees.
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310 Prospect Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
Damon’s Tavern has become one of the most popular sports bars in the Hartford area with its extensive selections of beer, wines, comfort foods and desserts. In addition to the 43 HDTVs throughout the area, each individual booth has its own set. Damon’s offers a number of video games that can plug into those TVs. Enjoy your own private arcade right at your table without having to wait for other customers to get through playing.
100 Bidwell Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
You’ll probably find the largest selection of video games at Red’s Tavern. That’s because the place is literally surrounded by an arcade. Red’s Tavern is part of Nomad’s Adventure Quest, an entertainment palace that offers laser tag, bumper cars and miniature golf. There’s also over 50 arcade games, many of which test your racing and shooting skills. When you’re done playing, just head over to the bar to celebrate your high score.
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