Brick & Ash
The two pool tables in this historic tavern built in 1790 are right by the fireplace, along with a dartboard and two brand-new tabletop shuffleboard games. With exposed brick and beams, it’s a cozy place to play a game, while an inventive cocktail list, rotating beers on tap, and fun snacks from pretzels to poutine round out an evening.
10 Center St., Newburyport, 978-255-2642, brickandash.com
With eight pool tables and a bar that is actually made from pool sticks, this spot takes its games very seriously. Add 78 different beers (yes, you read that right), two Skee-Ball alleys, and retro video games to complete an evening of fun.
168 Essex St., Salem, 978-744-2858, villagetavernsalem.com