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Rise Brands and 16-Bit Bar + Arcade Celebrate 5 Years of Growth

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Rise Brands and 16-Bit Bar + Arcade Celebrate 5 Years of Growth

As of this summer, 16-Bit Bar+Arcade, located at 254 S. Fourth St., has been serving up retro gaming and cocktails for five years. And while many bar owners would feel lucky to have made it that long, Troy Allen isn’t that surprised. “I never wanted to be a bar-restaurant owner,” he says. “We looked at […]

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Pub Crawl

  Pub Crawl

7:00 p.m. 16-Bit Bar + Arcade (254 S 4th St.) 8:00 p.m. The Walrus (143 E. Main St.) Join the Breck Trek crew for beers, VR mountain views, and a first look at our collab work with Columbus artist Adam Brouillette! We’ll start at 16-bit and work our way to Walrus. See you there! Ticket […]

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16-Bit Bar+Arcade Opening Bridge Park Location in Dublin

Walker Evans Walker Evans 16-Bit Bar+Arcade Opening Bridge Park Location in Dublin

Columbus-based Rise Brands announced this afternoon plans to open a sixth 16-Bit Bar+Arcade location, and second in Central Ohio, with the addition of a Bridge Park location in Dublin. The move follows closely in the footsteps of the Bridge Park opening of PINS Mechanical Co. — the pinball and duckpin bowling entertainment concept also developed […]

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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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