Summer is officially in full swing, which brings evening nights enjoying drinks and playing some of the most exciting games the city has to offer.

Here are places where you can toast to a good night and get your play on:

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Punch Bowl Social

The name itself hints at its famous drink, but this 23,000 square-foot place is made for more than a gigantic bowls of spiked punch. While sipping on your favorite drinks, you can sing your heart out to your favorite song during karaoke, become the champion at bowling, or step back in time at the arcade lounge.

Books & Brews

Get lost in the pages of a sci-fi novel and choose a brew named after your favorite book. Whatever you decide, this place wants patrons to disconnect from technology and connect with those around you.


Free retro arcade games and craft beers? You’re going to feel as if you’ve stepped back in time as you reclaim the pinball championship title.

Blind Owl Brewery

Get a taste of some of Indy’s best brews while you try your hand at bocce ball or corn hole at this neighborhood spot.


“Board games bring people together.” Kingsmakers is not quite a bar or store that sells board games, but you can enjoy both of them on site. Discover hundreds of new games while drinking your favorite beer, wine, or tea.

Broad Ripple Tavern

In my opinion, a summer night out with friends isn’t complete without these three things: drinks, pool, and darts. At Broad Ripple Tavern, you can take your pick of specially crafted cocktails, beers, and more.

Sun King Brewhouse

Sun King’s brews aren’t just local celebrities, they’re practically Indiana staples - which is why you need to get your hands on one (while playing your favorite video games).

Flat12 Bierworks

Never been the best at beer pong? Now is the time to sharpen those skills at Flat12, just minutes from downtown Indy. While you’re at it, you might want to join the trivia games. 


Located within just a few blocks of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the intense competition will practically rub off on you as you get yourself into a game of corn hole.


It’s part coffee house, part beer and wine bar, but with a whole lot of action-packed ping pong. Grab a craft brew or enjoy small plates while you practice your swing.