With all the indie games you could ever want to play, plus coffee, craft beer and pizza, this cute gaming store and cafe is a sweet location for laughs, chats and flirty competition as you shake dice and switch strategies with somebody cool.
When the weather begs for cosiness, or you simply want some mental stimulation with your latte, you need to head over to Proceed Clockwise. Located less than five minutes from Brick Lane in trendy Shoreditch, this games cafe by day, lively gaming hub come bar by night keeps its decor simple. Lots of charming mismatched chairs and sturdy tables are simply a practical backdrop for the venues main event, the hundreds and hundreds of board games stacked high on shelves as far as the eye can see. From classics like Scrabble and Monopoly, to indie depth fests like Dead Of Winter and The Settlers Of Catan, for just a fiver, you can play as many games as you like for as long as you like (apart from weekends where there's a 4 hour maximum stay).
Of course, analogue gaming is pretty exhausting, so the cafe has ensured there are plenty of reasonably priced craft beers, coffees and delicious pizzas available to help you refuel and continue on your winning streak.
With scores of games to sample and learn together, Proceed Forward is a great date location for a first date or even couples who need an excuse or boost to be truly playful together. It doesn't matter if you're seasoned gamers or brand new to this kind of fun, there's something for every age and ability. For first dates or early days, what better way to break the ice and evade awkward conversation than a giant shared pizza and the rules of a game you've never played before?
The instant flirty competition and invitation to learn something new, will draw you both into an intimate world of play, a rather wonderful basis for any date.
Stop by Proceed Forward for some fun gaming with your date, or a relaxed coffee in a buzzing environment, and truly immerse yourself in some of the coolest new culture London has to offer.
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