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30 Gamified Nightlife Experiences

From Entertaining Board Game Cafes to Underground eSports Bars

— June 15, 2018 — Lifestyle
With the ever-expanding industry and the ever-growing demand for outgoing and unique activities, establishments that boast nightlife experiences in the metropolitan cities are consistently kept on their toes. However, the drive to be better and more innovative surely brings about some wonderfully creative ideas for boozy and immersive nights out.

Particularly, bars, pop-ups, cocktail lounges, restaurants and the like rely on the principles of gamification in order to bring in an eager and paying clientele. Nightlife experiences can range from low key hangouts with friends at Snakes & Lattes — a Toronto-based cafe that offers a selection of beers, coffee, snack food items and a vast selection of board games. Other options for nightlife experiences focus on more interactive and engaging activities like sensory-stimulating golf games at Holey Moley in Newtown.
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Roving Streetcar Pubs
Roving Streetcar Pubs
'Pub SparaKOFF' Rides Along Helsinki's Streetcar Tracks
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Inclusive eSports Festivals
Inclusive eSports Festivals
The GIRLGAMER eSports Festival Focuses on Inclusiveness in Gaming
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Tablet-Based Restaurant Trivia Games
Tablet-Based Restaurant Trivia Games
Buzztime Encourages Customers to Stay Longer and Spend More
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TV Personality Arcade Bars
TV Personality Arcade Bars
Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out Sports Bar is an Exciting Dining Option
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Superhero Sequel Pop-Up Bars
Superhero Sequel Pop-Up Bars
Deadpool 2 Pop-Up Bars are Coming to Brooklyn and Los Angeles
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25
Royal Wedding Pop-Up Bars
Royal Wedding Pop-Up Bars
Fans of the Royals Can Celebrate at a Replica of St. George's Chapel
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Boozy Theme Park Tours
Boozy Theme Park Tours
Disney Springs is Highlighting Its Fine Restaurants with a Bourbon Trail
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Community-Oriented Shuffleboard Bars
Community-Oriented Shuffleboard Bars
Block Party Boasts a Spacious Patio and Summery Entertainment
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Contemporary VR Cafes
Contemporary VR Cafes
Toronto VR Games Transports Visitors to Otherworldly Universes with Tech
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In-Bar Ice Baths
In-Bar Ice Baths
Amstel's 'Cold Tub Pub' Will Refresh Cyclists After the Prudential Ride London
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Beanbag Game Bars
Beanbag Game Bars
Toronto's Bangarang is a Place to Play Indoor Cornhole
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Entertaining Board Game Cafes
Entertaining Board Game Cafes
Snakes and Lattes Offers a Full Menu with a Library of Games
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Pinball-Themed Arcade Bars
Pinball-Themed Arcade Bars
The Craftcade Pinball Bar Boasts Arcade Games and a unique Decor
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Private VR Bar Rooms
Private VR Bar Rooms
Atlanta's Revery Lets Guests Rent Out Private Rooms to Play VR Games
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Elegantly Designed Mexican Restaurants
Elegantly Designed Mexican Restaurants
Gringo's Tacos is a Vibrant New Restaurant on Staten Island
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Graffiti Art Arcade Bars
Graffiti Art Arcade Bars
Offramp Sports Bar & Grill Offers Classic Food with a Unique Atmosphere
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14
VR Champagne Tastings
VR Champagne Tastings
Nicolas Feuillatte is Set to Host a VR Tasting Experience
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Multi-Sensory Mini Golf Experiences
Multi-Sensory Mini Golf Experiences
Newtown's Mini Golf Bar Holey Moley Takes It to the Next Level
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Hybrid Sport Bar Activities
Hybrid Sport Bar Activities
The Fowling Warehouse Fuses Bowling, Football and Horseshoes
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Prison-Themed Pop-Up Bars
Prison-Themed Pop-Up Bars
'Alcotraz' is a Cocktail Bar That Puts Patrons Behind Bars
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Multi-Sensory Cocktail Tastings
Multi-Sensory Cocktail Tastings
The Berkeley's 'Out of the Blue' Features Scent, Sound and Visuals
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Medieval Series-Themed Bars
Medieval Series-Themed Bars
The Pop-Up Geeks Created a Game of Thrones Bar in Edinburgh, Scotland
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Fantasy Series-Inspired Pubs
Fantasy Series-Inspired Pubs
Winter is Coming to DC With a New Game of Thrones Pub
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LEGO-Built Bars
LEGO-Built Bars
Pop-Up LEGO-Constructed Bars are Launching Around the World
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Cartoon-Inspired Pop-Up Taverns
Cartoon-Inspired Pop-Up Taverns
A Chicago Bar Has Been Transformed into a Pop-Up Moe's Tavern
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Refined Karaoke Bar Concepts
Refined Karaoke Bar Concepts
Michael Malapert's 'BAM Karaoké Box' Boasts Art Deco Elements
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Mini Golf Bars
Mini Golf Bars
'Puttshack' Reimagines the Indoor Golf Experience with Gamified Tech
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In-Bar Escape Room Activities
In-Bar Escape Room Activities
Clubhouse Offers Its Customers Immersive Escape and Ice-Cold Rooms
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2
Millennial Shuffleboard Bars
Millennial Shuffleboard Bars
Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club Brings the Sport to a Younger Audience
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Underground eSports Bars
Underground eSports Bars
Red Bull Opens a Gaming Sphere with the Latest Tech in Gaming Culture
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