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12/08/2014

Pac-Man with a Twist

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

I've been seeing these bars pop up everywhere in LA. We're not the only one in the country. 

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Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Michelle Juergen
Published: Dec 2014, Entrepreneur


Old-school is cool again. Arcade games that were popular in the early ’80s are reentering the social sphere thanks to savvy bar operators who know that a bit of Super Mario is better with mead on hand.

Though no firm industry numbers are available, there’s observable growth in this specialized market. “There’s just been an explosion of arcade bars,” says Paul Kermizian, co-founder of New York’s Barcade. “The last two years have been crazy. We tried to keep track, but it seems like there’s a new announcement or new place opening every week.” [read more]

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