December 7, 2013 3:56 am at 3:56 am #539310
I just wanted clarify a couple things from above.
Reserved tables for parties: For a table to be reserved we require a minimum bar spend. Ex: if a group of 20 people would like to come in and reserve a table during our regular business hours, we require a $100 per hour bar minimum to be met (not including gratuity). Any beverages purchased goes towards meeting that minimum. So for a group of 20 people, that would be $5 per hour. So far every group has met that minimum, it would be kinda hard not too (and had a blast doing so).
When we’re asked to open during hours that we are typically CLOSED, as Jared Thompson requested, then we require a $200 per hour fee. We DO NOT open early for smaller groups as we stated to Jared Thompson, but provided the cost for larger groups (typically over 100 people) for reference. It’s not feasible for us as a business or cost effective for smaller groups for us to open early.
Food Trucks: 16-Bit has no affiliation, partnership or deals with any food trucks. We support Food Trucks (as they are business owners as well), but we do not allow them to park on the road in front of our establishment (they have to be on private property). We absolutely love our neighbors on South 4th Street and will continue to support them as they have us.
We are dedicated to giving everyone that walks through our door a killer experience while exceeding their expectations. But sometimes those expectations go beyond what we can do while still running a viable business.
We truly appreciate the feedback and input, we will continue to evolve and refine the business to meet as many expectations as possible.
Thank you Columbus, and thank you Walker for these communication channels.
Owner, 16-Bit Bar + ArcadeDecember 20, 2013 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm #539311
Best New Bar of 2013: 16 Bit Bar+Arcade
Published on December 20, 2013 1:00 pm
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 goes to one of the most hotly anticipated openings of the year: The 16 Bit Bar+Arcade.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/best-new-bar-of-2013-16-bit-bararcade-bo2013December 28, 2013 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #539312
NEW GAMES ON THE FLOOR!!!
Killer Instinct, Moon Patrol & Star Wars!!! Get here tonight!!!December 28, 2013 8:17 pm at 8:17 pm #539313
CCCCCCCCCCombo breaker!March 5, 2014 8:08 am at 8:08 am #676403
16-Bit Bar+Arcade Expanding to Cleveland
March 5, 2014 – Walker Evans
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.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/16-bit-bararcade-expanding-to-clevelandMarch 5, 2014 8:09 am at 8:09 am #676447
16-Bit Bar+Arcade Adding a Patio
March 5, 2014 – Walker Evans
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 compliment others located at Little Palace and El Camino on the block.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/16-bit-bararcade-adding-patio-this-summerApril 28, 2014 6:12 pm at 6:12 pm #1011969
Patio was open this weekend and quite busy, even earlier in the evening. ;)October 13, 2014 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #1045966
16-Bit Bar+Arcade Expanding to Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati
October 13, 2014 7:10 pm – Walker Evans
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.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/16-bit-bar-arcade-expanding-to-over-the-rhine-in-cincinnatiOctober 13, 2014 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #1045987
Great news for Cincy. Where to next? Pittsburgh? Detroit?October 14, 2014 9:41 am at 9:41 am #1046070
Awesome work. Love to see this recipe really work. It’s such a simple combo of video games and drinks with a bit of attitude. Being in the 3C’s must be amazing for business.
I’ve followed Portland’s Ground Kontrol for about 10 years and was hoping we’d get something that cool. Boy did 16-bit deliver.
Oh and you can’t beat that the games are always free play.October 14, 2014 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #1046142
Great to hear that they are finding so much success.
Would also love it if they were able to expand the Cbus location. Maybe take over the second floor of their building?October 15, 2014 10:24 am at 10:24 am #1046234
Great news for Cincy. Where to next? Pittsburgh? Detroit?
I’m guessing not Indianapolis…
What do you do with 25 old arcade games? Open a bar
Amy Haneline, [email protected] 9:57 a.m. EDT October 15, 2014
Ms. Pac-Man and the perfect pilsner. Centipede with a creamy stout. Perhaps you’d prefer Asteroids with a pale ale. Jeff Moulton, 30, and Austin Howard, 28, want to combine their passions of retro gaming and local craft beer by opening an arcade bar — something they think Downtown is lacking.
READ MORE: http://www.indystar.com/story/life/food/2014/10/14/old-arcade-games-open-bar/17254187/May 30, 2015 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm #1078580
16-Bit Bar opening new location next week
May 29, 2015, 3:24pm EDT
Cincinnati Business Courier
Cincinnati’s newest beercade is bringing its mix of nostalgia and old school arcade games to Over-the-Rhine in June. Columbus-based 16-Bit Bar & Arcade will open its largest location with 50 arcade games in more than 4,000 square feet at 1331 Walnut St. on June 5.
READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/05/29/16-bit-bar-opening-new-location-next-week.html
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