03/07/2011 04:42 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Best Bars With Games That Won't Leave You 'Board'

In NYC, we play as hard as we work, so when it comes time to mix drinking with recreation, you shouldn't have to settle for DDR with the tourists at Dave & Busters. And Scrabble is nice, but why schlep to a bar when you can grab a six-pack and compete with your roommates at home? When we want to strike up a friendly competition at a bar, we want to put a little muscle into it. So today we bring you some of the city's best bars with honest-to-goodness games like pool, air hockey and bocce ball. And the booze is always a good painkiller if you start suffering from "Shuffleboard Shoulder." Trust us, it's a thing.