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Geek Pubs? Everett Washington Becomes Home to the first Geek Bar - the AFK Tavern

Updated on March 22, 2012

I was recently browsing my facebook page when an add appeared for a new facebook fanpage that was for a place called the "AFK Tavern". Now, normally, I just ignore most of the ads that appear on the right hand side of facebook. Though this one caught my eye because it had a little blurb about being a "geek tavern", which sounded rather intriguing. Following my curiosity, I browsed the site, followed to their website and then realized, something unique and interesting is happening here!

Geek & Gamer Paradise

Do you lurve Halo?

What about Dungeons & Dragons? I bet you're secretly obsessive about your role playing games...

Are you the type who loves to play board games or meet up with folks who like you, love to game, get geeky and socialize?

Then you'll be pretty impressed with what the AFK Tavern is doing (AFK stands for "Away From Keyboard", for those who don't know). In my opinion, they are really changing the game (no pun intended) when it comes to socializing and drinking establishments. Normally, when you go to a bar, you can expect one of several themes that have something to do with sports, dancing or dating. Not that those are bad themes, but I much prefer the Gamer genre, especially now that I've seen it all put together so elegantly by AFK tavern.

They have cornered the market, and as any good marketer knows, when you're the first, you're automatically logged as "the best" in peoples minds. From here on out, any other geeky gamer pubs are going to have to follow what AFK is doing.

Chuck Norris - who doesn't love a good roundhouse kick to the face? lol
Chuck Norris - who doesn't love a good roundhouse kick to the face? lol

Why so excited?

Not only do I love gaming and geekiness, but it's hard to find a good place to hang out that focuses on something other than drinking. Not that drinking is all bad, but it should be a bonus to an entertaining evening in my opinion, rather than the focus. Aside from that, it's nice to know that geeky gamer pride is really starting to take over in a form that can bring our strange cultures together.

Besides, have you seen the AFK Tavern website? They have awesome activities and amenities such as:

  • Geek Celebrity Celebrations (Like Chuck Norris's Birthday)
  • Weekly Horde, War-Machine, D&D and W.O.W matches
  • G.O.T (Games On Tap)
  • Open Gaming Tables
  • Free Xbox Stations

They are awesome for:

  • Dining
  • Drinking
  • Large Gatherings

They're menu's are the best too, not just because they'll satisfy just about any palate, but because they fit right in with the geeky gamer vibes. You can satiate your stomach's desires with items such as the:

  • Can Has Cheezburger (a happy hour special!)
  • Turkey Club of Smiting
  • Toadstool's Revenge
  • Iron Dragon Steak
  • Salad of Simplicity
  • Alchemists Pasta
  • Triforce of Taste
  • Druid's Delight
  • Firebat Penne
  • Street Samuri
  • +2 Chili

Their drink menu makes me smile too, and you will too after you try a:

  • We Should Have Shotguns For This (yummy!)
  • Previously On BattleStar Galactica 9
  • Nerdy Girl Foo-Foo Drink
  • Sportsracer Power Move
  • Flask of Alchemists Fire
  • Celtic Dragon Slayer 8
  • BlackBeards Revenge
  • Naughty Wood Elf 5
  • Shrodinger's Martini
  • Potion of Courage
  • Klingon Bloodwine
  • Sonic Screwdriver
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Punch the Dwarf
  • Don't Judge Me!
  • Sorting Hat 5
  • Philosorapter
  • Mana Potion

I'm game, are you?

Idk about you, but I'm going to get my geeky friends together STAT to head to the AFK ASAP. There's just too much to miss out on with a place like this, and they're calendar isn't even full yet.

Aside from wanting to go there really bad, seeing innovation like this makes me hopeful to see that other taverns and bars might follow suit. It's about time that our culture of geeks and gamers developed some groves of their own.

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      Bema Self 6 years ago from Seattle

      Super Geeks! lol

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      Catherine Taylor 6 years ago from Canada

      I'll admit it, an evening of board games, a turkey pub and some beer sounds a hundred times more appealing to me then a dance club. Geeks unite!

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