Credit: Ireashia Bennett

Shuffleboard may have been a favorite pastime of King Henry VIII’s, but you’ll never feel more American than when you play at the Revolution Brewing Tap Room in Avondale while standing in the shadow of a monstrous star-spangled banner. The 15-feet-tall-by-25-feet-wide flag lords over the bar nestled inside the brewery’s complex, with the shuffleboard table situated between the two, gamely playing its role as one of the best activities to eat up hours of an afternoon. A simple deposit of an ID gets you free games, and there’s nothing quite as satisfying as thwacking your opponents’ steel pucks while basking in the cozy yellow glow of the lamps mounted to the sandy tabletop. Plus there’s a ton of brewed-onsite beer—the hops-heavy Anti-Hero or pink and summery Rosa to name a few—which is really just an added bonus, because it’s hard to beat the intoxicating combo of spirited competition and American pride.