Whatever you like to play, it’s easy to find a place in Irving to get your game on. From trivia and game nights at your favorite watering holes to laid back evenings of playing pool or no-holds-barred pinball and virtual reality games, there’s surely something to suit your sense of play.
If you’re more of a spectator, local Irving restaurants and bars have you covered for that, too. Here are 15 great places to get you started if you want to set your inner gamer free.
Trivia, Texas Hold’em and More at Spirit Grille
4030 N MacArthur Blvd | (972) 717-7575
It would be tough to find a place that’s more in tune with the spirit of the game than Spirit Grille. With a menu and vibe that’s designed for sports fans, it seems they’ve thought of everything. Besides being a great place to watch a game, it’s a fun place to play. Tuesday night means Texas Hold’em games at 7 p.m. and Thursday night is trivia night, also at 7 p.m. They have karaoke on Saturdays and Sundays too.
Music Bingo at Nosh & Bottle Market and The Green Gator
370 West Las Colinas Boulevard Suite 100 | (469) 442-0808
340 West Las Colinas Boulevard #100 | (469) 706-6190
Melody Gualtiere of Melodies & Memories Entertainment brings music bingo to Las Colinas two nights a week. Play on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Nosh & Bottle Market (370 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, Suite 100-A) or on Wednesdays at The Green Gator (340 West Las Colinas Boulevard #100) at 7 p.m. Either way, you’re in for a fun night, with some terrific food and drinks to go with it.
If you’re not familiar with music bingo, the host plays a tune, and you look for the song title or artist on a square on your card. If you like music and friendly places, you’ll be having fun in no time, whether or not you get to yell “Bingo!” Meet your friends for a fun evening, or show up solo and make new friends at either of these Toyota Music Factory favorites.
Monthly Game Night at The Ginger Man
5250 N O'Connor Blvd Suite 146 | (972) 607-4227
In addition to over 100 beers and a spacious beer garden style patio, there’s also a spirit of playfulness that’s hard to beat at The Ginger Man. Newly installed dart boards are there for you anytime, and the waterside watering hole’s calendar is full of fun events.
One you won’t want to miss is the first Monday of the month Game Night. Raid their stock of board games or bring your own for good times playing your favorite games. The next one’s March 7, so plan now to attend.
A Gamer’s Paradise at Pinstack
2750 W Lyndon B Johnson Fwy | (214) 765-2695
At Pinstack, you can find the arcade of your teenage dreams, challenge your friends to a game of laser tag, fast forward to the future with some virtual reality games or have a blast from the past in one of their bowling lanes. There’s family friendly fun here for gamers of all ages.
Snacking options are top notch here with bar bites, pizzas, full meals from salads to salmon, desserts and more. The stacked milkshakes are worthy of your attention whether you go with the kid-friendly variety or the boozy adult options.
Indoor/Outdoor Games at Texican Court
501 W Las Colinas Blvd | (833) 839-4226
If lawn games are your favorite, you have lots to look forward to when sunny spring days arrive at Texican Court. There are fire pits too, so if our weather throws us another curve, you can still throw some cornhole bags for a good time, and maybe make some s’mores while you’re at it.
Then on Monday nights at 7 - 9 p.m., you can exercise your noodle with an indoor game of trivia in the Two Mules Cantina. Ask for their margarita special, it will help you remember, I think.
If you make Monday night trivia or outdoor games a part of your staycation or just visit for an evening of live music at Two Mules Cantina, you really can’t lose. For more lawn game options, you’ll find some in Texas Lottery Plaza at the nearby Toyota Music Factory.
Play Pool at Our Glass Restaurant and Sports Bar
530 W. Lyndon B Johnson Freeway | (972) 830-9877
There probably aren’t many places where you can shoot pool and sample some excellent sushi in one night, but at Our Glass, you can. If sushi isn’t your choice, but you want to rack up a game of eight ball, you can always find something you like on the diverse menu here. Grab a cheeseburger or chicken sandwich or some Chinese food like bao buns or fried rice.
Whatever you like food-wise, you’re likely to find it here. And if beer is what you want with your billiards, you’ll have a vast selection of those to choose from, too. With bartenders ready to mix up your favorite cocktail, Our Glass has everything you need for a night of fun.
Throw Down at Stumpy's Hatchet House
370 W Las Colinas Blvd Suite 120 | (972) 954-2121
You've axed where you and your friends can have loads of fun and enjoy a beer and wine bar, well Stumpy's at the Toyota Music Factory is that kinda place. Hurl a real axe at the bullseye and ring the bell if you make it. It just takes a little practice and soon you'll be channeling your inner Paul Bunyan. Other games are available too, such as video games, adult Jenga, and more. It's a great place for one person or the whole office, a bridal/baby shower, birthday party or even a first date.
Old School Bingo at Betcha Bingo
2420 W Irving Blvd | (214) 492-0909
Did you know there’s a traditional bingo hall in Irving? Well, you Betcha Bingo there IS, and they run day and night bingo games Wednesday through Saturday. Play on paper or video, grab multiple cards or play multiple sessions for a fun time just about any time.
Great Game Watching All Around Irving
If all you want to do is watch the game, check out some of these lively Irving hangouts.
- Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar - 1100 Market Place Boulevard
- Hangout Restaurant and Sports Club - 3554 W Airport Freeway
- Maac’s Grill - 8150 N Macarthur Blvd
- Mama Tried - 340 W. Las Colinas Blvd
- Peak Restaurant and Bar - 3401 W Airport Fwy #110
- Reservoir – 330 W. Las Colinas Blvd
- If cricket is the game you want to watch, King & Cardinal (8350 N MacArthur Blvd Suite 120) is where you want to be to catch all the match action.
Save this guide for the next time you want to play or watch a game of any kind. Much like the food scene and our staycation options in Irving, our gaming game is strong.