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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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Indie Arcade Game “DeathBall” Debuts in Columbus

Cody Starcher Cody Starcher Indie Arcade Game “DeathBall” Debuts in Columbus

We really like our arcades in Columbus. We have five bar/arcades, a mechanical arcade, and at least three more arcade clubs that I know of, and I’m sure I’m missing a few here and there. This may be my bias, but we also seem to like Indie Games as well. Columbus is where I help […]

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COSI Debuts New Video Game Exhibit

Walker Evans Walker Evans COSI Debuts New Video Game Exhibit

This summer, you’ll be able to learn about video games from Missile Command (1980) to Minecraft (v1.10 released yesterday) and everything else in between. COSI unveiled the new temporary exhibit “Game Masters” during a media preview event this morning, showcasing nearly 40 years of gaming history. While video games are often overlooked as mindless entertainment, […]

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Old North Arcade Expanding into Cafe Bella Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Old North Arcade Expanding into Cafe Bella Space

Many fans of Cafe Bella were saddened by the loss of the restaurant back in February, but the prominent High Street address isn’t going to be sitting empty for much longer. The Old North Arcade, located next door at 2591 North High, is expanding their business concept into 2593 North High, with plans to have […]

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Punch Bowl Social Considering Columbus Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Punch Bowl Social Considering Columbus Expansion

If you haven’t already gotten enough of the arcade, pinball and bowling trend in Columbus, then you’ll be pleased to learn that another option may soon arrive by way of Denver. Entertainment venue Punch Bowl Social opened in the Baker District just outside Downtown Denver in 2012 and has rapidly expanded in the four years […]

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First Look: Brewcadia

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Brewcadia

Brewcadia is the newest arcade bar in Columbus, which will officially open its doors next week. The new Downtown bar is located directly above Barley’s Brewing Company at 467 North High Street, and is operated by the same parent company. The new arcade features a lot of classic games including Cruisin’ USA, Asteroids, Space Invaders, Gaunlet […]

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Gotcha Gachapon Relocates Japanese Arcade to Larger Space

Lauren Verhage Lauren Verhage Gotcha Gachapon Relocates Japanese Arcade to Larger Space

Gotcha Gachapon opened their doors in the Short North last October, but this October they’re calling a different space their new home. The Japanese arcade has made its way to a larger location at 195 East Fifth Avenue with a mass variety of games, and even a store that offers collectables and other fun merchandise. What […]

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