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The Rise of Retro Arcade Bars

September 21, 2020

Games such as Pac Man & Space Invaders were first created in the 70s & 80s and video games were born. People of all ages got together to play these video games, as they were the most popular game in that era. However, this craze was short lived as the video game console came out in the 90s and people moved onto play those because of the advancements that had been made from the original video game. Some of the cities in Asia have gaming cafes where people would go for a drink and to play retro arcade games, this isn’t as popular in the Western world.
Retro Arcade Bars are places where people meet up to socialise and play arcade games from their childhood years. Often these bars are in hippy areas such as Camden, London or Digbeth in Birmingham where you can choose from a selection of craft beers and funky cocktails. It has also attracted the younger generation to try out these classic arcade games to see what games their parents used to play video. Old favourites like Street Fighter & Karate Kid are just a couple of games that are being revived by the Classic Arcade Bars.
Classic Arcade Bars are changing the way many people now game, with most people playing from the comfort of their own home, now they’re going back to basics where people are meeting in person. They’re playing classic arcade games and drinking craft beer.

There has been a recent revival of some of the old games and consoles from decades ago, with Nintendo re-releasing the NES and some of the classic games such as Donkey Kong can be found in some of the classic arcade bars in the UK.
Classic arcade machines aren’t the only games that have seen a comeback. The traditional slot machines are becoming a popular site in a lot of bars with games such as Vegas styled cherry slots machine as well as Retro Reels.

Will Retro Arcade Bars Last?

A big question is, will these classic arcade bars last? Or are they just trends that will last a short period of time. The nostalgia of these arcade machines is powerful with many generations loving the classic arcade machines, whether they’re reliving their childhood or trying it out for the first time. One thing is for sure retro arcade games are making a revival. Retro Arcade Bars are making it a diverse nightlife scene in all UK cities.

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If you’re looking to buy classic arcade machines for your retro arcade bars, then take a look at our fantastic range of arcade machines. Alternatively, if you have a question about our products, please give us a call on 0121 433 5554 and we would be more than happy to help.



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