Emerald Tavern is a tabletop gaming paradise mixed with a cafe. Aside from an extensive game library that is free to borrow from and play in-store, Emerald Tavern also offers games and accessories for sale. On top of all that, the cafe serves coffee and tea, light food like sandwiches and pastries, and even local brews.
So basically, you can sit and relax with your friends, play all the games you want, and just hang out. No pressure! They have everything from classics like Catan and Munchkin to games so bizarre that I swear they aren't even real, but they totally are. The staff is also incredibly kind and has always been accommodating to any requests or questions I've had.
I love trying out games I've never heard of before, and Emerald Tavern gives a way to try before you buy. Genius! Plus, if you're not a pro at tabletop games (and I am definitely not!), this helps you learn more about games in general. I'd never played Munchkin, a super popular card game, before finding it at Emerald Tavern, but now it's one of my favorite games!
If you are ever in town, I definitely suggest stopping by. Check their Facebook ahead of time for their specials! It's such a simple, but flawlessly-executed concept, and I want to show them all the support I can!