In an era of online and iPhone gaming, the concept of playing pinball with a group of friends in public has taken on a retro-chic appeal. Bars like Emporium and Brewcade have blossomed around the concept, but “games in bars is nothing new,” Emporium co-founder Danny Marks told Eater SF.
Before 1980, the only place to play games was at bars and restaurants. Atari’s cofounder even invented Chuck E. Cheese as a place for people to hang out and play on his company’s new toys. It might not be necessary anymore, but the fun of sharing a pitcher of beer and a bunch of tokens for games hasn’t gone away. Here are 16 bars and restaurants with great games to get in on the action.Read More