While some people enjoy playing pool or watching a sports game while at a bar, others like to enjoy something a little different that may remind them of their childhood, like a classic game of PacMan. If this sounds like your type of bar experience, there are many different styles of bars that offer classic and newer arcade-style games while also offering great drink specials and bar food options.
1917 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
If arcade games are what you are looking for, this is definitely a place to check out. This bar is known specifically for the classic arcade games housed inside. From Tron to Space Invaders and many more in between, this is a great place to enjoy the classics. If you tire of the classic arcade games, Barcadia also has skeeball, giant Connect Four and life-size Jenga. The bar also has 24 beers on tap to enjoy while playing your favorite game.
Kung Fu Saloon
2911 Routh St.
Dallas, TX 75201
The Kung Fu Saloon is a mix of many different styles, being part sports bar, part vintage arcade and part late-night dance club. It’s a great place to enjoy a happy hour with friends after work or go out for a late night on Friday or Saturday. The bar offers 24 beers on tap and a special sake bomb menu. The bar also offers a food menu with a unique fusion style of Asian and American cuisines including items like cheeseburger egg rolls. Also included is a large variety of table and classic arcade games including Super Mario Brothers, Stargate and Donkey Kong, among others.
14902 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75254
Determined to live up to its name, this place is a great find, if you can find it at all. It’s a little hidden, bet it offers some of best drink specials in town, has a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of regulars that frequent the bar and a host of various arcade games, Golden Tee and pool tables. If you want to take a break from playing the games, the bar has a great patio for you to hang out on with your friends. It’s not yet very well-known, but with great deals, this is not likely to stay hidden for long.
5645 SMU Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75206
This bar is a Dallas staple, serving customers in the DFW area for over 40 years. Milo Butterfingers serves great bar food, cocktails and cold beer in a sports bar atmosphere. With over 15 large HD screens to watch the game on, this is one of the best places to have a beer and enjoy a sports game. If, however, you are looking for another type of game, it offers those as well. With foosball, darts, pool tables and video and arcade games, there is no shortage of fun to be had at this bar.
Stan’s Blue Note
2908 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
Another great find, Stan’s Blue Note is a local sports bar known for great service and a laid-back atmosphere. It appeals to an eclectic clientele from the regulars with their dogs to sports fanatics. Good beers are offered on tap for low prices and since it is a sports bar, there are plenty of televisions to watch. If you want to be playing instead of watching the game, the bar offers shuffleboard, pool and plenty of arcade games.
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Kelsi Gerwell is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas-Fort Worth. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.