Going out with friends to bars and restaurants for drinks and food is all great. But sometimes you just want to spend some quality time with them without the distraction of loud music, alcohol and too many people. Thankfully there are cafes and restaurants in India that have some amazing indoor games like fooseball, pictionary, Xbox, PlayStation and more. It's a great way to do something fun together with your buddies without burning a hole in your pocket or keep repeating the things you've done in before. Check out what's cool in your city and head over there this weekend.
When: 11AM to 11PM
Where: 288, Opposite Venkateshwara College, Satyaniketan, New Delhi
Lowdown: For a game of Scrabble and other board games Superstar Cafe is great. They also have a gaming corner. Not to forget the Filmi Chakkar, which is a roulette board on the wall with some of their offers. Besides games and fun, they also have a good menu with American, continental and Italian food.
When: Noon to 11 PM
Where: 9, DDA Hudson Lane, GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Lowdown: Who says romance is dead? It's live and kicking in Abongchiiz. They have candlelight dinners for you love birds out there. And add some fun with a game of darts and carrom if you're in the mood for it.
Another Fine Day
When: 10 AM to 11 PM
Where: Ground Floor, MPD Towers, DLF Golf Course Road, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Lowdown: If you want some good food and relax with a games like chess, mini fooseball, ludo and the likes, Another Fine Day will be perfectly fine for you. Their menu consists of dishes like French toast, omelettes, pancakes, waffles, sandwiches and other cafe style dishes.
When: 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: 8 /9, Plot 5, Vasundhara Height, Sector 11, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai
Lowdown: Navi Mumbai folks needn't go to the city centre for fun. You have 70 beans with a whole lot of board games and pool. The grub and coffee are are also worth a trip in themselves.
Chai Pe Charcha
When: 9 AM to 9 PM
Where: Shop 11, Gate 2, Madhav Bhuvan Building, Opposite Kamala Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Lowdown: This is a cute little cafe serving a variety of teas and snacks. Their table tops are designed with games such as chess, ludo and others. Have some chai and play some games. Let the weekend slowly slip away.
Tall Grass Cafe
When: Noon to 1:30 AM
Where: 1055/109, Adarsh Nagar, Near Infiniti Mall, Oshiwara, Andheri West
Lowdown: Hang out with your friends late at night playing some board games with some delicious food on the side. They also have hookah and play good music too.
When: 11 AM to 1 AM
Where: 104, Vijay Building, 4th Floor, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore
Lowdown: This quirky cafe in Koramangala has all the fixings for a good weekend. Good food, board games, hookah and a fantastic ambiance.
PHEW (Play Hard Eat Wild)
When: 11 AM to 11 PM
Where: 240, 7th cross, 1st Main, Mico layout, Opposite Sate Bank of Hyderabad, BTM Layout, BTM, Bangalore
Lowdown: South Bangalore folks have PHEW. Yes, you may breathe a sigh of relief that you won't have to spend half the day in traffic to get to the other side of town. Play some Ludo, snakes and ladders, carrom and more while you nibble on some delicious food.
When: 11 AM to 10 PM
Where: 462, Opp Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Old Outer Ring Road, 2 Stage Nagarbhavi, Bangalore
Lowdown: When you're in Nagarbhavi, just the thought of coming all the way to central or south Bangalore will put you off. But since there's Adda Cafe you won't need to leave that part of town at all. With games like Monopoly, Ludo, Taboo, Jenga and more you know you're going to have a good time.
Lost The Plot
When: 5PM to 11:30 PM
Where: Seasons Apartment Hotel, 7th Floor, 128/2 Sanewadi, Aundh, Pune
Lowdown: Pictionary, Monopoly, Jenga and other games an everyday affair. But the special board games night on Tuesdays takes the fun to the next level.
When: 11 AM to 11 PM
Where: 4th Floor, Unity Commercial Building, Opposite Oriental Bank of Commerce, Baner, Pune
Lowdown: For newer and more exciting games head to Time Out. They have Battleship, Pictureka, Jenga among others. They also have pool, fooseball and darts. The rooftop space is perfect to enjoy the good weather.
When: 10 AM to 11 PM
Where: 10, Clover Cresent, Near Zircon Society, Viman Nagar, Pune
Lowdown: If you want to play as well as sing, Nukkad keeps a guitar for you to strum on. They have games like Scrabble and Jenga among others.
When: 8 AM to 11:30 PM
Where: E 89, Above Canara Bank, Sainikpuri, Secunderabad
Lowdown: From all-day breakfasts to games like Jenga,Scrabble and others, Coffee Cup goes way beyond your regular cafe. If you're lucky you might catch some live music as well.
When: 8 AM to 1 AM
Where: Opposite HDFC Bank, Madhapur Main Road, Madhapur, Hyderabad
Lowdown: For some late night fun with your friends head to Drunken Monkey in Madhapur. They've got some real fun board games and even cards like Uno.
The Gallery Cafe
When: 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Where: 8-2-585/1/B, Road 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Lowdown: Sure, The Gallery Cafe has board games and even books to keep you occupied and entertained. But if you're the artsy kind it gets better. They have canvas paper and colouring materials such as sketch pens, water colours and charcoal for you to take a go at some art.