Restaurant, bar, coffee shop, repeat. The options in San Francisco are endless, but sometimes you just want to play Jenga.
Luckily, there’s no shortage of sophisticated spots to get your game on--no cheesy Dave & Buster’s here. Liven up a first date or take your friend out for some birthday fun at one of these three play-friendly joints.
Best arcade Opening next week in Oakland’s Jack London Square, Plank is a gaming haven. Try to top the high score on Skee-Ball or Treasure Quest before heading to the Boardroom, an upstairs lounge with pool tables, bowling lanes and a deck overlooking the bay. 98 Broadway, Oakland
Best food Mission Bowling Club is as much about the food as it is about the lanes. Start with the drool-worthy burger (a patty of hanger steak, brisket and beef chuck on a pain de mie bun) and then play a round. The short lanes mean that even the bowling challenged have a good chance at a few strikes. 3176 17th St.
Best for single ladies S&R Lounge, the swanky bar inside Union Square’s Hotel Zetta, has a playroom with everything from pool to shuffleboard to a jumbo version of Jenga. But the highlight here is the life-sized Plinko game. Ask that cute guy at the bar for a demo. 55 Fifth St.