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Why Should you Have a Retro Arcade in Your Pub or Restaurant

September 5, 2020

It’s often great spending time with friends and family at a bar or a restaurant, talking all night and having a few drinks. As a bar or restaurant owner, you should be continuously looking at areas you can improve your appeal to customers. Retro arcade machines are attractive to the middle-aged folk that used to play the retro games when they were a child and also appealing to the younger population. In this blog post we will be explaining why you should be implementing an arcade in your bar.

Empty Space in Your Bar? 

Sometimes you may have those awkward, empty areas of your bar and you aren’t sure what to put there. This is where a retro arcade machine would co

me in handy, you’re filling up that empty space, while also making money when people play the games. It can also help the staff at the bar because they won’t be so pressured into serving people qu

icker. Customers will be playing on the arcade machines while they wait. It will also give customers a getaway from a busy bar area.

The Love of Retro Arcade Machines

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Arcade Bars have become more and more popular in recent years, with them opening up all around the UK. Once the word goes around that there is a new arcade bar opening, the public will flock there to try it out because the arcade is loved by everyone.  The most attractive thing about a retro arcade is that it brings back a sense if reminiscence of when adults used to play those games in their childhood. People especially growing up in the 80s loved Pac Man and will come to your establishment just to play that game again.

More Time Spent in Your Bar

It’s pretty simple, the more time people spend in a place the more likely they’re to spend more money in there e.g. some extra drinks. A retro arcade area can ensure that people won’t just come into your bar or restaurant for 1 or 2 drinks. They often stay longer and make a night of it. This will also mean that they may have a go on all of the games you offer, which leads to them spending more money on the machines.


Choose a Mixtures of Activities

It’s important that you appeal to as many people as you can and be inclusive for all potential customers. Your games room could be a mixture of retro arcade games and activities like pool and darts. However, it’s important to plan the room to ensure you have enough floor space before buying the arcade machines. A jukebox is also a great way to g

et customers into your bar as they can choose what music is played while they’re in your establishment. It is also a retro piece of equipment which fits in with the theme of ‘retro arcade’.


Buy Retro Arcade Machines from Arcade Mania 

If you’re looking to buy classic arcade machines, then take a look at our fantastic range of Bartop Retro 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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