It’s that time again to check out the accumulated news of the latest arcade locations to pop-up out there. But first, this tweet of Bill Murray signing a Ghostbusters pinball machine in Charleston:
— The Alley Charleston (@TheAlleyChas) October 17, 2016
New Arcade Venues
Hailey’s Harp-Cade (Metuchen, NJ)
This one opened up a couple of weeks ago, following the standard ‘pubcade’ formula. That includes a number of classic arcade games such as Asteroids, Centipede Defender, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Ms. Pac-Man and more. They also have a few pinball machines with The Addams Family probably catching most of the attention. Their main website is found here.
Bar 145 Opening Soon, Adding “Reset” Arcade To Business (Miamisburg, OH)
Bar 145 is a chain of bars that are found in different parts of Ohio. With the Austin Landing location, they are adding a “Reset” retro arcade to the location. This will feature about 20 classic arcade titles but it sounds like the main focus will continue to be on the bar itself. Their Facebook page is found here.
The Dam Sports Arcade Finishing Up The Arcade Area (Corvallis, OR)
Not entirely unlike Bar 145, this sports bar over in Oregon is adding about 35 games to their business with at least 10 of them as pinball machines. From their Facebook page, a few of those games include Crazy Taxi, Gauntlet Dark Legacy, Game Of Thrones Pinball, Ghostbusters Pinball, & TMNT Pinball. Also, if you are into things like baseball cards, they have great presentation on showing off their collection to patrons.
Flippin’ Great Pinball (Tallahassee, FL)
This is another pinball-focused location to open its doors in Florida. Their selection of pinball includes: Creature From the Black Lagoon, Dracula,Earthshaker, Flash Gordon, FunHouse, Grand Prix, High Speed, Lethal Weapon 3, RollerCoaster Tycoon, South Park, Space Odyssey, Star Trek The Next Generation, Whirlwind and more. They also have a few video games such as Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., Marvel Vs Capcom 2, a NEO GEO MVS, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and more. From the photos, it looks like they have already filled up their space with games. You can check them out on Facebook here.
“Arkansas City Opens Arcade”
I saw various links for this showing up on Twitter but the story itself offers up very little useful information. The headline is also misleading as it makes it sound like the city is owning and operating the facility when it is a privately owned small business. Several local news stations have copied and pasted the story to share around so without more info such as a name, there’s not much to say. Now if you live in or near Osceola, AR, perhaps you’ve heard more about it.
Netherworld To Open Soon In Brisbane, Australia
Going international for a moment is news about a new bar/restaurant/arcade opening in Brisbane. Called Netherworld, they will have “more than 15 pinball machines, 25 arcade machines…” as well as game consoles and boardgames. Apart from a Tales From The Crypt pinball machine, the list of games isn’t mentioned yet. Visit the Netherworld main site and read about it at Concrete Playground.
Virtual World VR Arcade Opens in Israel
Thanks to Nadav S., here is a link(In Hebrew) to a new VR arcade facility that has opened in Netanya, Israel. Here’s their promo trailer:
New Dave & Busters Location Opens In Fresno, CA
As the tweet shows, Dave & Busters continues expanding their location reach. While unsure of the game selection, you can always rest assured that it will have the latest video games and redemption titles available to play.
Are you ready to rock with us! Come celebrate our newest store opening in Fresno, CA today! pic.twitter.com/jlXPmDvBiG
— Dave & Buster's (@DaveandBusters) October 17, 2016
That does it for now. Have you heard about a new arcade opening out there that we haven’t covered? Let us know! Otherwise, make sure to visit one of these businesses if you are close by!