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Best Bar of 2014: 16-Bit Bar+Arcade

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Bar of 2014: 16-Bit Bar+Arcade

Last year, Columbus Underground readers voted the 16-Bit Bar+Arcade as their favorite new bar of 2013. This year, voters brought it back to the number one spot as their favorite bar out of them all. The Downtown bar has kept busy with a regularly rotating selection of arcade games, beers on draft, and special events […]

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16-Bit Bar+Arcade Expanding to Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati

Walker Evans Walker Evans 16-Bit Bar+Arcade Expanding to Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati

Troy Allen is opening opening arcades like it never went out of style in the late eighties. His wildly popular 16-Bit Bar+Arcade launched in Columbus in 2013, Cleveland in 2014, and today he announced that it’s coming to Cincinnati in 2015. “We’ve been looking at the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood for probably a year now to be […]

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16-Bit Bar+Arcade Expanding to Cleveland

Walker Evans Walker Evans 16-Bit Bar+Arcade Expanding to Cleveland

The best new bar in Columbus of 2013 may soon become known as the best new bar in Cleveland in 2014. The popular 16-Bit Bar+Arcade is expanding to the Cleveland area this summer by way of a Lakewood location. “Things have been going so well in Columbus that we’re ready to make the jump to […]

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16-Bit Bar+Arcade Adding a Patio

Walker Evans Walker Evans 16-Bit Bar+Arcade Adding a Patio

While the 16-Bit Bar+Arcade is growing into the Cleveland market this summer, Columbus gamers won’t go ignored. The South Fourth Street venue will receive a nice update in the form of a sidewalk patio addition to complement others located at Little Palace and El Camino on the block. “We’ve got heated space outside right now […]

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Best Place for a Cheap Date in 2013: South Fourth Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Place for a Cheap Date in 2013: South Fourth Street

A new question on this year’s annual reader survey asked about favorite local spots for a cheap date night out on the town. The question was inspired by popular date-centric articles published this year, including the $20 Dates roundup by Pocketbook Jess, and the Summer Picnic Ideas by Anne. So, when we started combing through […]

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Best New Bar of 2013: 16 Bit Bar+Arcade

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best New Bar of 2013: 16 Bit Bar+Arcade

We’ve all got our favorite watering holes, but sometimes you feel like a change. To that end, Columbus has had no shortage of brand new bars that have opened all year long. Many different neighborhoods are represented in the results of our annual readers survey on this question, but the top spot on the list […]

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First Look: 16-Bit Bar+Arcade – Opens August 30 at 4pm

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: 16-Bit Bar+Arcade – Opens August 30 at 4pm

The highly anticipated 16-Bit Bar+Arcade is only a few pixels away from opening. Ever since we first broke the news that Downtown Columbus would be getting its very own arcade bar, owner Troy Allen has been fending off the same question over and over again: “When are you opening?” Well, over 40 arcade cabinets have […]

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