It’s that time of the week where the weekend is “riiiiiight there.” It’s so close we can taste it! In fact, it’s so close that maybe we just “let’s drink” on a Thursday.
Last week was all about karaoke and this week I wanna focus on bar games. This is going to be about places that either have a wide array of games to choose from or a unique game that is rarely found anywhere else.
Ned Kelly’s (Green Bay) – This place is a pretty casual hang during the day and can get quite lit at night. Around 100 different beers on tap, a pretty chill hang area towards the front and of course your choice of games. They have your typical set up of darts and billiards but also have beer pong and foosball. Now you’re probably sitting there thinking, “Big deal. A lot of places have that.” And you’d be right, but what really separates them from a lot of other places is the game “Hammerschlagen.” A thick piece of wood from a tree sits damn near in the middle of this bar with a ton of nails in. The nails are there because the point of this game is to be the first to “hammer” your nail into the wood with a mallet. Each person lightly taps their nail into the wood and passes the hammer around each taking one giant swing at a time. You’ll notice a ton of dents in the wood and that would be from people missing. It’s a fun game, but I wouldn’t recommend doing it after TOO many beverages.
Two Buck Bar (Kimberly) – Next on my list comes from the great town of Kimberly in the Fox Valley. Not only do they have cheap prices on bottles of beer, but they make a pretty mean cocktail as well. Nestled near some great hotels just off College Avenue on the east side of the area, Two Buck Bar has your usual of darts and billiards. What makes this place unique in terms of games is that it bolsters a choice of arcade style games, a pinball machine, the punching bag game and some sort of chicken game I’ve never played but rarely see anywhere else. With a huge inside and what I’m pretty sure was an old Wendy’s, Two Buck Bar is noticeable from anywhere and worth a stop in.
Chester’s Pub (Appleton) – This is not a place I’ve ventured to very often, but I really like this it and the setup. This is a great place to watch sporting events, has plenty of space and a fine choice of games. Dartboards a plenty, air hockey (which you don’t find very many places) and SKEEBALL. Yes, that’s right. Skeeball. The carnival classical can be found near one of the exits and this is definitely a game you don’t find at many bars. This place is tucked toward the north side of Appleton on the Richmond strip just before Northland Avenue.
This will wrap up week 3 of #ThirstyThursday. If there are any places out there with unique games that I should check out, don’t be afraid to hit me up on Instagram, Snap Chat & Twitter: whatthechuck99. Oh, and if you see me out, let’s play a round. Possibly for a beverage even 😉