About Queen & Rook

The Covid-19 crisis has been tough on Queen & Rook Game Cafe.  We have been and will be a place for communities to gather, for friends and families to celebrate birthdays and milestone, or just hang out together to have some fun in person over board games and food.  Obviously this has been impossible for us to continue to do besides the occasional virtual hang out.

Our amazing staff has really made the place welcoming, inclusive, and fun.  It was with great sadness that we had to lay off our staff last Monday and we have remained open to try to keep our obligations to them.  This Gofundme campaign is about them.  We ask you to help us raise money for them as well as be able to continue the health care of our employees in April and possibly May.  If we pass our goal then we can put some money towards paying bills and vendors as well as needed repairs, as our revenue has dropped dramatically.

Even though we have only been open for 6 months we have seen the power of community in our space and have gotten to know so many of you as regulars and first time customers. We know everyone has been asking for your help and we thank you for generously supporting us. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Queen & Rook once this crisis has passed.  Any and every amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

Donate to the Queen & Rook Gofundme campaign

Getting Here

Queen & Rook is located at 607 South 2nd Street in Philadelphia, between South and Bainbridge Streets.

  • By Subway: We’re about a 20 minute walk from the 2nd Street stop on the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line
  • By Bus: The #40 bus stops at 2nd and South Streets; the #57 bus stops at 3rd and South Streets


On-street parking is available near Queen & Rook, and there are several lots nearby, including:

  • Park America at 215 Lombard Street
  • Abbott Square Garage at 530 South 2nd Street
  • E-Z Park at 303 Bainbridge Street
  • Washington Square Garage at 249 South 6th Street
  • Front Street Garage at 512 South Front Street


Queen & Rook is ADA accessible! We have an ADA-compliant ramp, restrooms, and tables.

Restrooms & Inclusivity

We have a family restroom, and all restrooms at Queen & Rook are gender neutral.

Parties and Events

Come celebrate with us! Queen & Rook can host your next birthday bash, bachelor or bachelorette party, or corporate event for up to 60 people. Contact Edward Garcia at edward@queenandrookcafe.com .

Click to buy Gift Cards

Queen & Rook has the perfect present for the gamer who has everything: gift cards! These can be used to buy meals and beverages, pay library fees, or purchase games and other merchandise in our shop, where we offer a curated selection of board games, cards and booster packs, dice, and RPGs.


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