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Multi-coloured board Game Pieces

Welcome to
The Bard and Bear

Good times. Good games.


Open for Play & Dining

In store dining/play, take-out, and retail available.

Reservations strongly recommended!

Call us during opening hours or

use the Contact form to book yours.

For same day reservations, please call.

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 4-11
Wednesday - 4-11
Thursday - 4-11
Friday - 4-12
Saturday - 12-12
Sunday - 12-10

For the most up-to-date information, announcements, and closures, please refer to our Instagram.


Over 1,000 Games.

We came to play.

For every group and every age | $7 per person | 3+ hours of play.

At The Bard & Bear

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Community Events

Fruit Salad Queer Games Night.

LARP Nights.

Board Game Meet Ups.

Coming together around the table,

all month long.


We sell games, too!

A hand-picked selection of board games.

(We've played every one. They're all good. Promise.)

You'll also find TTRPG and D&D books and accessories, and MTG decks, packs, and more.

About Us

We are Steven and Megan Edmonds, the husband-and-wife team behind Hamilton's downtown board game café.


We're so excited to invite you all over for a game night - and a chance to share our love for all things board games, Magic, and D&D!

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Looking for Parking?

We know parking can get a little tight on James St N, so here are some recommendations:

Paid Street Parking all along James St N (Free on Saturday, Sunday, and evenings!)

Municipal Lot 36 - Just off of Mulberry St
Municipal Lot 70 - Just behind the Cathedral, access off of Hughson St N

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