If a solid beer list and cozy, antique pub setting aren't enough to get you into a bar, the Albatross Pub keeps stacks of games on hand. There are classics like the deceptively simple Connect Four and Trivial Pursuit, as well as new favorites like Apples to Apples to keep you entertained and competitive. And if a chess tournament has you clamoring for more brain food, make use of Albatross's bring-your-own-food policy, and order in a pizza, bring your own assortment of stinky cheese and charcuterie, or grab another bowl of the Albatross's all-you-can-eat popcorn ($1). If you're tired of sitting, pony up to the pool table or consider stopping by for the Tuesday night darts tournament ($5 buy-in). Want to take the intellectual challenge up a notch? Stretch that brain with the infamous Sunday pub quiz (the only cost is humiliation at not knowing which poet first invoked the albatross).
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