Guthries Tavern - Lakeview, Chicago

Updated December 6, 2017

Among Chicago's Best for Board Games

Guthries Tavern was originally a grocery store and turned into corner tap after prohibition. This Lakeview establishment remains a neighborhood watering hole serving craft beer and wine, and decorated with fun ceiling art. Grab a beer flight and a board game and let the good times roll!

Guthries Tavern exterior

guthries bar interior


Pick a Board Game

Guthries has the widest selection of board games available at a bar in Chicago (as far as we know…), from timeless game like Monopoly and Scrabble to newer options like Cards Against Humanity. We’ve highlighted Bevvers in action at Guthries to help you brainstorm your next board game adventure.

drink&play 😊😊 #guthriestavern #sundayfunday

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You sunk my Battleship.

Sinking @neeekogomez 's #battleship 1 beer at a time 🙌 #guthriestavern

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Connect Four

Connect Four + Champs + friends 🙌🏼

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Marry, Date or Dump?


 Don't be sad if you don't have a play date, there are plenty of fun people at Guthries!

Tis life @lmchavanne 😑

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Friday night, good friends, belly laughs, and brews. #CAH

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Guess Who

Beers and board games #TGIF

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These headbanz babes!

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Settlers of Catan

Catan for days! 🎉

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Very pleased to be in this place with these people again #wheresneil

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Rotten Apples

Welp... #girlsgonewild #ladycation

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Yahtzee last night #smallstriaght #bigmoney

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We get real emotional about games! Sorry!! #sorrynotsorry #girlsgamenight #friendshipismagic

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Yesterday we went to this really cool place after the game and played games. #guthriestavern #chicago

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Dice - Guthries has hosted an annual dice tournament affiliated with Chicago Craft Beer Week.


My favorite #CCBW event with some of my favorite ppl. 🍔🎲🎲

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Apples to Apples

Cubs game and board games. Pretty good for a school day.

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