Game Over: A Cafe-Bar & Gaming Centre In Bangkok

11 May 2015

Tucked away at the far end of overly hip Thonglor road, Game Over is a welcome, cosy contrast to the dozens of identical, hyper-stylised speakeasies that clutter the neighbourhood.

It feels more like stopping by a friend’s pad than a bar, albeit a friend with a serious hipster-geek sense of style. The walls are exposed brick decked out in graffiti murals; the couches are comfy; and there’s nary a stiletto in sight.

Game Over, Bangkok It's a relief to kick back in a place that's just about having fun

There’s no fussy cocktail list either, just a solid menu with imported craft beers and the kind of deliciously caloric comfort grub that should always accompany them, such as warm sticky date pudding and brownies.

NERD, the bar’s internal restaurant, also serves lamb burgers and truffled parmesan fries courtesy of Mark Falcioni, owner of a local food truck with a cult-like following.

Of course, the main reason guests come here has little to do with the food or the booze.

Game Over stocks all manner of PC and console games, as well as more old-fashioned diversions from the usual pool table to Jenga, Risk, Monopoly and Cards Against Humanity.

In an area that’s all about seeing and being seen, it’s a relief to kick back in a place that’s about just having fun.

1000/39 Liberty Plaza, Thong Lo, +66 2 170 7684
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This article originally appeared on guardian.co.uk

This article was written by Diana Hubbell from The Guardian and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Diana Hubbell

I currently work as a freelance journalist and corporate copywriter covering Europe and Southeast Asia. Although I spend much of my time in Berlin, I tend to move around a lot. When not on a train, plane or bus, you'll find me brushing up on my German, going for a run in Templehof, or eating my way through the nearest food market.