NYC Bar Games League

If you’ve never played in a bar games league, you’re missing out! In just one night, you’ll take on your opponent in beer pong, skeeball, darts, pop-a-shot, and cornhole! NYC Social offers New York bar games leagues all throughout the city! NYC Social Bar Games leagues are one of the best ways to meet new people in New York.

Fall 2019 Seasons are open for registration! Sign up solo, with some friends, or as a full team and pick the league that’s right for you.

Upcoming Bar Games Leagues in NYC

How to Sign Up

  • Minimum players for a full bar games team is 5. If you do not meet this minimum your team will be merged with free agents.
  • A Captain must create a team and all the team members must “join” the team. The Captain can pay for everyone or you can split up the fee’s among team members.
  • Yes! You can sign up together even if you do not have a full team!
  • Have Captain “create team” & Note Estimated Players
  • Teammates Join “team” (Before registration deadline)
  • Once Registration is closed  we will merge you with other small groups and free-agents
  • Signing up as a solo player is the best way to meet people in NYC!
  • We will place you with a small group and/or other free agents to form a full team after the registration closes.
  • If you have a friend that decides to sign up just have them note to be put on the same team as you!
  • Select “Create a prepaid team” on the registration page. You’ll get a unique invitation link to share with teammates. All they’ll need is a password to join.


  • 5-12 people make a full team
  • There is no gender minimum or maximum for bar games
  • Your team T-shirts delivered to you the first night of the league
  • There are no playoffs for this league but a champion will be crowned by total season points
  • Teams that forfeit 2x in a season will not be included in the final championship week
  • All small groups (2-4 people) & free agents will be merged after registration closes
  • Click here for a copy of the rules

Player Perks

Players registered with NYC Social enjoy player perks such as:

  • Team T-Shirts
  • Referees
  • Equipment
  • Prizes
  • End of Season Free Beer Party
  • Special Sponsor Opportunities (see what can happen in our leagues!)
  • Invitation to all Volo City Events

Post Game Social

We are known as the most social league in NYC and that’s because we care about the bar experience!

What to expect at the bar

  • Food & Drink Specials
  • Dedicated space & reserved tables for your league
  • League staff at the bar
  • When possible, multiple sports will go to the same bar so you can meet lots of new people!
  • Bar Games FAQs

    What can I expect at a NYC Social Bar Games League?

    A premiere, FUN experience! Plan to arrive at the bar 10-15 minutes before game time to meet up with your teammates and get ready to play in your NYC Bar Games league. You will rotate through 7 different games every night of your league – beer pong, cornhole, flip cup, pop-a-shot/hoop fever, cornhole, shuffleboard, and darts. You will be at each station for 15 minutes.

    How competitive are the NYC Social Bar Games Leagues?

    We’re all about being social here at NYC Social! NYC Social is a social sports company! Bar games is all about having a good time and meeting new people. While we do offer some competitive leagues (these are typically noted as competitive in their title) most of our leagues are social leagues.

    How many people do I need for a Bar Games team?

    All bar games teams are required to have a minimum of 4 players. If you and your crew don’t have a full roster, we’ll merge you with another small group. FYI – merged teams generally have extra players to protect against forfeits. If you’d like to make sure you have a larger or smaller team, you can register as a prepaid team which allows you determine the amount of players on your team.

    How much does it cost to join NYC Social Bar Games?

    You can expect your NYC bar games league to be around $49 per player for the entire season. Registration fees are dependent on location and day of the week, so be sure to check the league details carefully. After you sign up, everything else is taken care of for you. Your registration includes league shirt, venue costs, insurance, equipment, prizes, league management and so much more!

    Don’t forget, when you sign up with NYC Social, your league registration helps provide free youth sports programs in New York through the Volo City Kids Foundation. #playwithpurpose

    Do Bar Games Leagues have Gender Requirements?


  • Bar Game Rules

    Scoring for Bar Games is based off of overall wins and losses for the evening. The scoring for each round is listed below and the team with the highest score per round will have the overall win for that round. Seven points overall is the highest overall score possible for the evening. Ties are to be scored 1-1. Forfeited games will be scored 4 – 0. Overall wins and losses will determine the league ranking for playoffs. Every team makes playoffs unless your team forfeits two or more games during the season. Minimum of three is required to play and anyone can join the team during regular season games. Playoff games require rostered players.

    Hoop Fever (1 point per game)

    Teams will play in a best of 5 game.
    Each player will play the entire 60 seconds.
    Teams will rotate through all players on their roster in attendance.
    Each team earns one point per game won.
    Team who wins the series game will get the overall point for this round.

    Skeeball (1 point per game)

    Teams will play in best of 9 game of Skeeball Match Play.
    A skeeball match play game is played as each team will have 3 players roll 3 balls each for a total score for 9 balls thrown. The team with the higher score wins that game and point.
    The most balls any one person can throw per 9 balls is 3 balls. So each team must use at least 3 players per 9 balls.
    Each team must utilize every player in attendance and each team must use the same rotation of players.
    The team that is ahead in score each game, throws the last ball first.
    Team who wins the series game will get the overall point for this round.

    Flip Cup (1 point per person left standing)

    Teams will play in an eliminator style flip cup game.
    Teams will match up with an even number of players.
    Each game will start with “Up, Down, Drink”
    The team that loses each must select someone from their team to eliminate from their side, however the player’s cup will remain in play. The same number of cups will be used throughout the whole game. Therefore another team member must flip 2 cups. This will continue until all players from one team are eliminated.
    The winning team will receive 1 point per player left standing.
    The team with the most people standing at the end of the round will receive the overall point for this round.

    Beer Pong (1 point per cup made)

    Teams will split into two teams of 2 for two simultaneous games.
    We will use six cup pyramids to start the game. Teams will play rock paper scissors for first shot.
    There will be no bouncing, no death cups, no fingering or blowing.
    Each team is allowed 1 re-rack per game.
    Teams will get rebuttal after the final cup is made.
    Teams are allowed to play more if time allows but only the first two simultaneous games will be counted for points.

    Team with the highest points per cup made will receive the point for this round.

    Cornhole (1 point per game won)

    Teams split into two teams of at least two players for two simultaneous games.
    Games are played to 11. And we will use cancellation scoring.
    Only the points for the first two simultaneous games will be counted. Teams are allowed to play more for fun if time allows.
    If the team goes over 11 points they win that game.
    The team with the highest number of games won will get the overall point for this round. If result is a tie, it should be scored 1-1.

    Shuffleboard (1 point per game won)

    Teams split into two teams of at least two players for two simultaneous games.
    Games are played to 15.
    Teams will only score the first two simultaneous games. If the team goes over 15 points they win that game.
    Teams are allowed to play more games for fun if time allows.

    Teams with the most games won for the night gets the overall point for this round. If result is a tie, it should be scored 1-1.

    Darts (Point awarded for the team that has gone the furthest)

    Teams split into two teams of at least two players for two simultaneous games.
    Teams will attempt to “go around the clock” hitting each number in order.
    Teams can either go 1, 2, 3…20 or 20, 19, 18…1. After hitting all numbers, teams must hit the bullseye once.
    Teams and players will alternate taking turns.
    If neither team hits the bullseye in the time allowed the team further along wins.

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To learn more about NYC Social, read About Us or our Frequently Asked Questions.