Summer's always been the season of play.
In grade school, once June hit and classes were out of session, parents and teachers released kids into the wilds of neighborhood pools, baseball fields and parks.
But playtime doesn't have to stop into adulthood, does it? Bars, always in the fun and games racket, have plenty of activities in which patrons can partake while swilling down margaritas and gin and tonics. By and large, the old-school games like darts and foosball are still in the mix, though bar games have expanded, too. There are the (slightly) more athletic pursuits of Bocce and cornhole, while board games once reserved for quiet family bonding nights are now finding homes at pubs and nightspots too.
Here are 10 D.C.-area bars that grown-up gamers should put on their checklist this summer.