Location Watch: Miniboss, The Paradox Arcade+Bar; Bowlero (CA); Pixels & Pints (CAN) & Extra

At present’s Location Watch submit is strongly centered on new areas in California, however now we have a few others to speak about. Let’s get into it:

Miniboss (San Jose, CA)

Due to Michael L. for the tip/data/pics on this location, in addition to tips about the subsequent two entries.

We’ll begin with this new bar/arcade that has opened up in Silicon Valley, and simply so occurs to be inside strolling distance of the FoxNext recreation growth studio in San Jose. It’s primarily centered on classics, the video games listing covers 32 video video games and eight pins, together with: AC/DC (premium); Space 51/ Max Power combo; Assault from Mars LE (remake); Deadpool (premium); Donkey Kong; Home of Useless 2; Preliminary D four (2x linked cupboards); Killer Queen; Medieval Insanity (remake); Ms. Pac-Man; NARC; NBA Jam; Neo Geo four slot (Metallic Slug 5, Bust-A-Transfer, Tremendous Aspect Kicks The Subsequent Glory, Samurai Shodown III); Star Wars (Stern); Punch Out; Raiden II; Avenue Fighter II: CE; Sundown Riders;  Tremendous Puzzle Fighter II Turbo; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time; Terminator 2: Judgement Day; The Simpsons; Theatre of Magic; TRON (online game); Final Mortal Kombat three; Whitewater; X-men vs Avenue Fighter. Right here’s a slide present of pics from the placement; you could find them on-line, right here.

The Paradox Arcade+Bar (Pomona, CA)

Additionally in bar/arcade progress is The Paradox Arcade+Bar in Pomona. This sounds considerably just like Miniboss above, the place they provide a bit over a few dozen classics in a single location, though in addition they have some traditional consoles setup to play (the PSX and N64 and an unspecified Atari console, most likely the 2600). For a few of the video games you’ll be able to anticipate finding there: Asteroids Deluxe; Assault From Mars pinball; Galaga; Magic Sword; House Invaders; The Addams Household pinball; The Champion Pub pinball; The Home of the Useless; The Simpsons and a number of other extra. You’ll be able to see extra of it from this cool promo video; their essential web site is right here.

Bowlero (Pasadena, CA)

Opening their 16th Bowlero in California, the Pasedena location is now open, though we do not have fairly as a lot data on the sport choice as we do on the earlier areas. From this story on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, guests can “take pleasure in standard titles like Jurassic Park Arcade, Mario Kart [Arcade GP DX], World’s Largest Pac-Man, traditional pinball machines, and lots of extra. Load up your arcade card with credit, seize the controls, and have a blast!” General, feels like a contemporary FEC that has pinball.

Pixels And Pints Sport Lounge [Toronto, Canada]

Shifting on from California is a bar/arcade up North in Toronto by the identify of Pixels And Pints. From this text at Blogto, it feels like a smaller, Canadian model of The Paradox Arcade+Bar (I do not assume that poutine is on The Paradox’s menu :P). They have an N64 setup to play, however loads of retro arcade goodness together with: Massive Buck Hunter (the unique from the early 00’s); a pair of Cruis’n USA’s; Mortal Kombat; Operation Wolf; Smash TV; Starship 1; Avenue Fighter II CE; Tremendous Monaco GP; The Home of the Useless; and some others. Discover them on Fb right here.


Texas Players Lounge Austin Coming To Austin, TX

I got here throughout this one on Fb, a retro-focused arcade that’s “opening quickly.” It feels like the usual retrocade mannequin of charging a payment to enter, then every part is on free play; they’re going to have limitless “traditional, retro, & trendy gaming” together with tournaments, streaming and events. I do not see a video games listing at this level, so we’ll simply have to attend and see.

Emporium Arcade Bar Opening Quickly in Oakland, CA

You may recall a narrative a few bar/arcade opening in San Francisco a while in the past by the identify of Emporium; they needed to undergo a protracted, tedious course of to open, however lastly did in September 2017.  Now they’re within the strategy of opening one other location in Oakland, which is “hooked up to Oakland’s Fox Theater.” There’s an Instagram account setup for them right here, the place you’ll be able to see some pics of the video games that might be available, together with Burgertime, Galaga, Ice Chilly Beer, Joust, Killer Queen Arcade, Metallica pinball, Robotron 2084, Skeeball, Spider-man pinball; WWF WrestleMania and extra.

Spherical 1 USA Opens In Greendale, WI


Dave & Busters Opens In Louisville, KY

Dave and Buster’s opens new Louisville location https://t.co/s40mzEi4Bp #Daveandbuster’s @DaveandBusters #FEC

— InterGame & InterFun (@intergamefun) February 5, 2019

That is all for this time – if you end up close to any certainly one of these areas, be sure you go and assist them! If you realize of an arcade that has opened just lately that we have not coated, or is opening quickly, be sure you tell us so we are able to spotlight it.


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