BARD & BAKER: BOARD GAME CAFÉ

Our Mission

Bard & Baker is the Capital District's first board game café, featuring over 350 titles, encouraging our guests and community, in our ever encompassing technologically-driven society, to unplug and play.


We don’t stop playing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop playing.
— George Bernard Shaw

WHO WE ARE

CHARLOTTE GUYTON is the Owner and General Manager of Bard & Baker. Charlotte is classically trained in hospitality, studying at Paul Smiths College in the Adirondacks, and has been managing food and beverage establishments for the past 10 years. Most recently, Charlotte was the General Manager of Restaurants of Clark House Hospitality, in downtown Troy, NY, managing front of house operations for the Charles F. Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar, Peck's Arcade (OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants in America 2016), little pecks: all day café, The Tavern Bar, and Donna's Italian Restaurant. 

BRYAN CONNOR is the Kitchen Manager and Head Game Curator of Bard & Baker. Bryan is a classically trained pastry chef and publicized author of MOTHER's Cookbook, an EarthBound-inspired video game food cookbook, funded through Kickstarter. Bryan previously was the Pastry Sous Chef at Clark House Hospitality, crafting desserts for the Charles F. Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar, Peck's Arcade (OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants in America 2016), and little pecks: all day café. He also runs a food blog, called Lvl.1 Chef, creating real life recipes from popular video games.