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About Us

Welcome to Emerald Tavern Games & Cafe, where adventure meets relaxation, and fun knows no bounds. Located in North Austin we are more than just a cafe; we are a haven for gamers. Featuring an espresso and cocktail bar, excellent beers, and British pub inspired food.  Welcome all who seek to adventure away from the ordinary.

Our Story
Austin’s original game café. Emerald Tavern Games & Cafe was founded in 2013 with a simple yet powerful idea: to create a space where people can come together to share our passion for gaming, great food, coffee, drinks and to create unforgettable moments.

In 2019 Emerald Tavern expanded into a new much larger space with a full cocktail bar, 32 draft beers, and a scratch kitchen now featuring British pub inspired fare.

Our Mission
At Emerald Tavern, our mission is to be the epicenter of gaming culture here in Austin, a place where friendships are forged over table top gaming, alliances are formed in the imaginative or competitive realm, and creativity is unleashed through role-playing. We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Whether you’re a seasoned strategist or a casual gamer, there’s a place for you at our tables.

What We Offer

  1. Games Galore: Our extensive library of board games, card games, and tabletop RPGs is a treasure trove waiting to be explored. From classic titles to the latest releases, you’ll find something to suit your taste. And that’s just our library! We also have a full retail space to take home your favorites or just something new to try! Our staff is ready to help you find your next favorite game.
  2. Nourishing Fare: Satisfy your appetite with our menu of delectable tavern food steeped in tradition, snacks, café beverages and, of course, specialty house cocktails. In addition to games, we are THE place to recharge and excite your taste buds.
  3. Events and Tournaments: Join in on the excitement by participating in our regular events and tournaments. Win prizes, make new friends, and celebrate your love for gaming.
  4. Private Rooms and Reservations: Book one our of private rooms or our large event room for your gaming group, birthday parties, or company team building events.
  5. Community Hub: Emerald Tavern is more than just a place to play games; it’s a community. We encourage socializing, collaboration, and the formation of lifelong friendships.

Our Commitment
At Emerald Tavern, we take pride in supporting local and other small businesses. Come in to enjoy a draft from some of the best that Austin has to offer along with best of class classic imports.

Join Us
Whether you’re a seasoned tabletop warrior, a video game aficionado, or simply looking for a cozy spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, we invite you to join us at Emerald Tavern Games & Cafe. Discover a world of games, forge new connections, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

At Emerald Tavern, every day is a new adventure, and every moment is an opportunity for fun and friendship. Come play with us!

Note: All British draughts (drafts) are served in a proper Imperial pint!  (i.e. 20 Imperial oz or 19.2152 US oz) Cheers mate!

We also feature demos, events, and hobby gaming related activities. Please see our events calendar for more details.