It’s hard to imagine doing anything else besides bonging Natty’s and grinding on strangers when you want to drink but believe it or not, there is more out there! Columbus is practically bursting at the seams with cool arcade bars where you can booze AND play Frogger. Check out the spots below, a change of scenery would do you good.
16-Bit Bar & Arcade
|254 S. Fourth St., Downtown
Situated conveniently between Late Night Slice and Dirty Franks, 16-Bit Bar & Arcade has got the hookup for Tapper, pinball, Donkey Kong and everything in between. Make sure to grab one of their signature popsicle cocktails.
|467 N. High St., Short North
After grabbing a craft beer from Columbus’ flagship brewery, Barley’s, head upstairs to Brewcadia and get your Skee-ball on.
Old North Arcade
|2591 N. High St., Old North
This arcade bar specializes in reuniting you with your favorite consoles from Sega to Game Cube. This place is great if you’re crawling in the Old North Neighborhood.
Arcade Super Awesome
|892 Oak St., Olde Towne East
If you’re interested in joining a gaming league, hit this place up! Also, to all you pinball enthusiasts out there, this has got to be your new spot. With dozens of crafts beers in cans, Arcade Super Awesome is a super awesome way to get your drink on in one hand and your shooting game on in the other without the pain of spilling.
Level One Bar + Arcade
|130 Hutchinson Ave., North Side
Beerio Kart? Hell yeah! Every Saturday, they’ve got you hooked up Rainbow Road. Ladies, they’ve even got a night for you to game all to yourselves!