NewsWe're Open


Were Open Arizona: Snakes and Lattes, board game bar with more than 1,000 games, reopens in Tempe

Posted at 1:05 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 16:05:24-04

TEMPE, AZ — Nearly three months after closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Snakes and Lattes has reopened in downtown Tempe and put into place additional safety measures to maintain social distancing.

Located near 6th Street and Maple Avenue, not far from Mill Avenue, Snakes and Lattes serves coffee and some food, including poutine, but it is primarily known for its collection of games. It opened in 2018.

There are more than 1,000 games for people to play, from classic board games such as Monopoly, Candy Land, and Clue, to strategy games, party games, such as Apples to Apples, card games, and recent releases.

To encourage social distancing, they have removed half of their tables and limited groups to no more than 10 people. Employees and vendors are also required to wear masks and undergo temperature checks, Susan Lawver told ABC15 in an email.

However, it was the games that oversaw the biggest change.

"Now we have "game gurus" and servers grabbing games for the tables," said Rachel House, lead server at Snakes and Lattes. "Once they’re done playing them, we set them aside for sanitizing and have them sit for 72 hours to make sure there are no germs."

Snakes and Lattes
20 W 6th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

We're Open, Arizona: We know this is a tough time for a lot of people in our community, including local restaurants and businesses. As local spots continue to serve takeout, look for ways to safely do business, and give back to our community, we want to share their stories. Visit or email us at