Best Philly Bars With Arcade Games
Maybe you want to relive your youth. Maybe you just simply love playing video games or simply want to do something fun while downing a brewski. Whatever your reason is, there are some great options in Philly for those looking to have a little fun while getting a little tipsy. From Fishtown to Center City to South Philly, we’ve picked out the best bars with arcades (games) to use a guide for your next night out. So grab your friends, girl friends or whoever and get your game on.
1114 Frankford Ave
Perhaps the the most popular spot in time when it comes to gaming, Barcade features some classics such as Contra, Donkey Kong, Galaga and about 35+ more games. Aside from the awesome arcade game selections, this spot as a great beer selection as well.
1320 Chestnut St
The sister restaurant to Brü Craft & Wurst this spot is an underground spot with super chill vibes. Live bands create the ultimate chill ambiance. The owner Teddy Sourias was an avid gamer as a kid and wanted to bring that element of fun to his bar. Right now the gaming selection is solid but they plan on adding more classics soon so stay tuned.
909 N 2nd St.
This Fishtown gem has been a go-to spot for locals for quite some time. Although this spot focuses on bowling, the upstairs lounge area offers some cool gaming options as well as pool tables. A perfect spot to take a date and chill, North Bowl is an all-around great spot for drinks and fun.
161 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Okay so this isn’t a bar but it is BYOB so it’s definitely earned a spot on our list. Enjoy a round of hipster mini-golf which features indoor and outdoor holes. However, for gamers this spot feels like one of those small arcades you went to as a kid with a nice mix of both arcade games, skeeball and air hockey. Definitely a must check out spot.
325 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
No real introduction on explanation needed for this place. Dave & Busters earns a spot on our best Philly bars with an arcade for its massive gaming options and other entertainment options. It goes without saying, when you think of drinks and games this is usually the first spot to pop in your head.
1231-1233 E Passyunk Ave
Not so much arcade as it is a skeeball spot. So if you don’t mind passing up on Double Dragon and testing your skeeball skills this is a great places to check out. The food selection is great as they rotate their vendors and the beer selection is pretty outstanding. This is a quintessential Philly bar experience.