4 New Places to Enjoy Classic Arcade Games

You know where to find cocktail table arcade games for sale, but where can you find cocktail table arcade games for play? These four new restaurants and bars are furthering the cause of bringing classic arcade games back into the spotlight. If you live in or near any of these locations, these are four joints you will want to check out:

St. Louis, Missouri

In St. Louis, RKDE is bringing the focus back not only to popular classic arcade games, but to the games that you may have forgotten about but undoubtedly have fond memories of. Beyond the same old titles like Galaga and Pac-Man, RKDE offers multiplayer games like The Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A fully-stocked bar, billiards tables and a room dedicated to virtual reality and Magic the Gathering games will flesh out the owners’ complete vision. Admission is free, for now, and just a few quarters is all you need to start playing your favorite classics.

Staten Island, New York

While most “barcades” involve a huge craft beer selection and traditional American bar food, Gringo’s on Staten Island plans to pair classic arcade games with Mexican fare. The restaurant, a “taco arcade,” is set to open in March 2017 in Urby, so soon you’ll be able to chow down on tacos in between rounds of Pac-Man.

Campbell, California

In Campbell, LVL Up is the city’s new restaurant and barcade, set to open within the next few months. The restaurant is taking over a vacant bank building and will have enough space to host 72 guests, offer a full-service bar and add 18 pinball and arcade machines into the mix.

Farmington, Minnesota

Farmington will soon feature a new restaurant called Bourbon Butcher. You guessed it – meat and bourbon are heavily featured on the menu. In addition to the bar and restaurant, patrons have access to 1,500 square foot lounge filled with arcade games. There will also be a patio, fireplace and space for live bands to perform. This could soon be your go-to spot for classic arcade gaming if you live in the greater Minneapolis region.