Games on Tap Board Game Cafe

321 Weber St N, Waterloo ON N2J 3H8
$ Continental

Board Game Café serving Waterloo, Kitchener and surrounding area. Eat, drink and play some games! We have about 1000 different games to play from classics like Guess Who to Catan and more. Perfect for a date night or a gathering with family and friends. Enjoy a panini, latte, beer, snacks and dessert with your games. Time permitting, we are happy to show you how to play certain games. Come experience a night of fun, food and drinks.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Note:$10 min/person. 3 hour max seating time.

Business Info

  • Address: 321 Weber St N, Waterloo ON N2J 3H8
  • Cross Street: Weber St. N & Columbia St. W
  • Location: Waterloo
  • Cuisine: American | Pizza | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 2266475265
  • Features: Late Dining, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Trivia Night, Games, Food & Drink 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Game Play, Food & Drinks 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday
Game Play, Food & Drinks 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday
Game Play, Food & Drinks 5 p.m. - midnight
Saturday
Game Play, Food & Drinks 2 p.m. - midnight
Sunday
Game Play, Food & Drinks 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.82 out of 5 stars based on 595 votes

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Mar 23, 2024
Joshua J.
Amazing food, liked the board games

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Jan 26, 2024
Chris T.
Fantastic time with friends as always! Great food, awesome games, and the best time you can have! :)

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 11, 2024
Michal D.
Always consistently good quality food, fast service, and the board games are taken very good care of. No complaints.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 11, 2024
Olivia G.
The server was awesome! He explained some of the game rules to us too when we were playing and kept Filling up our waters or asking if we wanted another drink. It was a great experience! Love the space too.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 30, 2023
Amanda G.
We absolutely LOVE going to the cafe. Very reasonably priced, extremely friendly owners and staff. I highly recommend this place.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 07, 2023
Jared C.
Awesome everything as always!

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Oct 15, 2023
Octavia A.
the bounty-ful late was really good!!! would (will) order again!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2023
kenzie s.
Such an amazing experience every single time we go. My favourite thing to do in Waterloo hands down.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2023
Victor N.
Visited on Friday night. Had a reservation. They let us stay longer than the 3hr allotment time which was super sweet. Good game selection. Food was fantastic. Prices were phenomenal. Loved the place. Low score on ambience only because the music wasn’t our jam but I’m sure they would have taken requests because Shawn was so nice to us! 10/10 and we will return.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 12, 2023
Alice K.
Excellent service and ambience! Great selection of games offered. My group will be returning!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 26, 2023
Sean L.
Chip nuts>dill nuts I miss butter tarts.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 12, 2023
Julie W.
Sean and Jeanette are very welcoming and everything is well organized. Service and food are excellent!! Lots of fun

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 27, 2023
Kimberley H.
Fantastic. The food was amazing. The games were excellent and we had a blast and we will be back. Thank you so much!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2023
Tom W.
Went with two young kids (4 and 9) and the employees were very helpful both in helping find games that would be great for their ages and just being warm and polite to them.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 07, 2023
Brittany M.
Always a good time at Games on Tap. Food was delicious. Games were good. Hope to see more new games added the library... but understand space is limited! Highly recommend the Iced Tea!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2023
Amanda P.
very good, welcoming, and fun! will be coming back again.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 24, 2022
Sean L.
Bring back butter tarts

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 09, 2022
Deanna D.
I absolutely love going to Games on Tap. The staff is always so friendly and welcoming. There’s a great assortment of food and beverages, and of course, an endless supply of the most fun board games. Definitely my favourite place in Waterloo!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 06, 2022
Emily J.
Everything from the Atmosphere to the food to the staff were all wonderful. We had an amazing Girls night and will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 24, 2022
Erica V.
First visit and we will absolutely be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 08, 2022
Lyndsay K.
Games on Tap is the best Boardgame Cafe and evening out in KW! The ambiance is relaxing, the food is fantastic, the owners are friendly, helpful, kind and amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2022
Janya K.
Very welcoming and friendly atmosphere with an excellent selection of games. Perfect for team building or just hanging out with friends. Staff was knowledgeable about the games and was able to provide excellent recommendations.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2022
Luke W.
Sean was a very welcoming and kind host!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2022
Mj A.
The fact we all know each other by name I think speaks for itself. Always a pleasure, never disappointed and it's been like that since day 1 since you opened in Waterloo. I couldn't count how many people I've told about this place, at times I feel like I am your personal free advertisement agent ! Ha ! Keep it up, and I'll keep coming with friends upon friends :)

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 29, 2022
Benjamin N.
Absolutely incredible!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 05, 2022
Scott M.
Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and made it a fantastic experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 26, 2022
Brian W.
The staff was great, very freindy and extremely helpful.

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May 23, 2022
Kim S.
Games on Tap is a family favorite! Great selection of games, food and drinks are delicious, owners are the best, and the vibe of the place just makes people at ease. Can't recommend highly enough.

Overall: 10/10
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May 13, 2022
Josh R.
Fantastic spot. Great atmosphere and the latte was delicious. Excellent game selection and friendly staff. Definitely going back soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 26, 2022
Saber S.
this place is so lovely! kudos to the nice staff there :)

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 03, 2022
Heather J.
Always a great time at Games on Tap. The staff members are amazing, the game selection is huge, and the food is so good! Also felt very safe with covid cleaning protocols!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 29, 2022
Dan M.
Fantastic experience as always!

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Mar 26, 2022
Paul G.
Shawn made our night. He is an excellent sever!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2022
Amberley F.
We loved our experience at Games on Tap. Friendly service, and good food!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 07, 2022
Kamila D.
Found this place a few weeks ago and now it’s our every other week get together place and we love it

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 19, 2022
Bremely B.
Such a great experience. The staff was beyond friendly, great board game selection, and the food was sooo great. 11/10. Definitely recommend!
Business Response:
Thanks so much Bremely! Glad to hear you had a great!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 04, 2022
Lindsey S.
Amazing as always!

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Nov 21, 2021
Chris T.
As always, Sean, Jeanette, and their were stellar! We missed it so much over the last few years and can't wait come back again! :)
Business Response:
Thanks so much Chris! Always, nice to see you, Jen and your group. Thanks for all the support and great to see you back!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 16, 2021
Katie C.
As always, we had a great time at the Games on Tap trivia night. The service was great and we really enjoyed the food. We will definitely be back :).
Business Response:
Thanks Katie! We appreciate all of your support over the years and look forward to seeing you and the gang again!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2021
Oubah Y.
We had such an amazing experience the food was good the service was impeccable

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 09, 2021
Ally J.
We always love Games on Tap! I've had so many great experiences here and these continued to be positive even with the pandemic!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 06, 2021
Michelle M.
We had a great time! The servers were so friendly and were very helpful with picking out and learning how to play games. The food was great (I loved the chocolate mousse!). Felt very comfortable with table spacing and covid protocols. We will absolutely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 25, 2021
Logan M.
Love this place, went here twice this week and loved both experiences. The younger male working there was very helpful both times.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2021
Katherine K.
We love coming here, keep up the great work!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 19, 2021
Sean L.
Great to be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2021
Chris H.
It was my first time there, and enjoyed the night very much so. I will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 05, 2021
Tammy B.
Fun games, yummy food, amazing service. We will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2021
Riley K.
It was amazing, a place i would recommend to all of my friends. Staff is very friendly and willing to help with any questions you have, service was fast and over all was a great time!

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 13, 2023
Anthony E.
Love coming to trivia but would appreciate a pop filter on the mic.

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 9/10
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Aug 08, 2023
Maureen S.
Lots of games to choose from! Had a great time. It was my first time there. I would recommend it and go back for sure!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
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Apr 25, 2023
Paul M.
During trivia night if the mike was clearer to hear the questions. Was a little hard to hear some of the questions. Everything else was great

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Feb 08, 2023
Evelyn B.
It was good, service was good, food was good, but checkout was very expensive though.
Business Response:
Hi Evelyn, glad to hear everything was good food and service wise. Sorry to hear that you were shocked by your checkout price though. The prices are listed beside each item on our menu, taxes extra. Many sometimes forget that there is also the cost of $6/person to play board games, so for the 2 of you that did add $12 plus tax to your bill perhaps that is where the shock comes in. Many other board game cafes are currently charging $7 or even $8/person.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 4/10
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Apr 05, 2024
Lindsay L.
We had a lot of fun and were mostly there for the board games. The waitress was very attentive when we first arrived and ready with advice. We appreciated this. Unfortunately she didn’t come back to the table to check on us really. We would have ordered more if she had.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 1/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 4/10
Jan 12, 2023
amina a.
I have never experienced any issues with coffee or food anywhere but the latte that I had gave me extreme stomach pain. it had a chemically taste to it, it was honestly a 2/10 . i would not be coming here again because the prices are too high and quality isn't to par. but the music was great. Overall i give it a 5/10
Business Response:
Hi Amina, So sorry to hear about your experience. If your coffee tasted off we wished you'd had let us know something when you were present and we could have tried to address it then. Two others of your party also had lattes. Did they experience any issues? We use 2% milk in all our lattes, espresso beans from a local coffee roaster and our water that feeds our espresso machine is Reverse Osmosis treated. So, it is a very high quality water content in the espresso. You were in on an event night, one of our busiest nights of the week with 80% of the guests being weekly customers, many of whom order the exact drinks you had and none mentioned anything to us about bad coffee or lattes or anything being off that night. We are sorry you had this experienced. This is not indicative of our service or quality. Our coffee prices are in line with other similar coffee shops. Some of our drinks are even actually less than our suppliers cafes charge for the same. Our price would have also included the $6 per person game play fee to play our board games which sometimes people forget to consider when looking at the bill total.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 24, 2022
Clare M.
It was a lovely place to reconnect with loved ones and enjoy some new games.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 1/10
Jul 14, 2023
Lindsey B.
So many games, really neat retro options. Felt like a kid again. Really chill vibes. Sensory may be potentially overwhelming for some as many games are going on, jenga etc.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 20, 2023
Jersey F.
We went for trivia night. It was very difficult to hear the speaker unless there was no one talking. The microphone made the speaker sound very muffled.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 3/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 01, 2022
Barbara K.
excellent staff, great game selection, good food and drink. Only complaint is that it was incredibly hot. We went outside several times to cool down and actually left early cause it was hard to concentrate. I'd rather put a sweater on than bake when playing a game.
Business Response:
Hi Barbara, sorry for your experience and thanks for your review. As we mentioned to you when you left and let us know, we did unfortunately have an unexpected surge of people at the same time so the temperature can spike with the added body temperature when that happens. Our HVAC does have an auto-adjust setting but it does require a 5º temperature window. As we're coming out of winter, the A/C was set to heat to 73ºF unfortunately, that means the A/C doesn't kick in until 78ºF. Checking with some other customers based on your comments after you left they were okay but we did adjust the thermosat as it was 76º in there. As we move to the warmer weather it's set to cool at 73/74ºF and the heat doesn't kick in until 69ºF. We can definitely make your stay more comfortable while you're here, just let us know next time before checking out. We would have happily adjusted the thermostat to make things more comfortable for you. Sometimes, we are just so busy and are hot anyways from moving so we don't think to check unless someone mentions something. Hope your next visit is more comfortable.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 16, 2022
Karly V.
The cafe was very modern and clean. Lots of fun games to try! Service, however, was painfully slow. Only one server working for a packed house. Perhaps a different system where people go up on the their own for drinks would suit better, similar to a brewery. Trivia seemed fun, but the speaker system was a little wonky, so bass was up really high and his voice reverberated in a weird way, making it distracting. Will try again on a non trivia night!