Atlanta has so many incredible nights out offering a whole lot of fun! Always remember that throughout history, you’ve managed to live at the same time as ‘barcade’ culture, and that’s pretty special. Grab a couple of friends, have a couple of drinks, and let’s play some games! Check out some of our favorite hotspots, accumulating thousands of arcade games, hundreds of bowling balls, and epic nights to remember.
This Sweet Auburn dive bar is the perfect place to nerd out over the incredible selection of arcade games on offer. There’s beer on draft or by the can, including UFO White Ale, Sweet Water, Orpheus Brewing, and more! There are also cocktails for those who want something a little stronger.
📍 427 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta
Not an arcade in the traditional sense, but definitely the swankiest gaming bar on this list. The Painted Duck is a self-proclaimed ‘distinguished drinkery’ with vintage gaming parlors. The spectacular space includes 16 full service duckpin bowling lanes, 2 Belgian feather bowling lanes, 2 indoor horseshoe pits, knuckleball, and more!
📍 976 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta
3. Slingshot Social
We’re always down for some games and delicious bites at Slingshot Social. Serve yourself a crisp delicious beer before delving into the bar’s impressive selection of games and fun. From old school games to modern masterpieces, don’t miss this gem of an arcade bar at Brickworks!
📍 1000 Marietta St NW Suite 250, Atlanta
A unique and modern take on the arcade, Revery: VR Bar is the ultimate VR experience in Atlanta. People may come for the futuristic gaming, but they stay for the party, with residential and rotating DJ’s taking over the bar later on at night. There are over 15 games on offer and a tempting variety of drinks behind the bar!
📍 728 Monroe Dr NE Suite C, Atlanta
This backlit bowling alley in Atlantic Station is a striking addition to the awesome bars in Atlanta. Smash some pins while sipping on a bowling-ball-sized fishbowl cocktail for a start, before heading to their totally tubular arcade for some nostalgic fun!
📍 261 19th Street Suite 1150Atlanta
My Parents’ Basement is a wholesome place where you can drink, read comics, grub on nostalgic bites, and empty your pocket change into old gaming machines. The bar’s first iteration began as a pop-up by a group of friends, before they established the awesome brick-and-mortar bar and patio we know and love today!
📍 22 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, Atlanta
There are so many fun games on offer at The Battery’s Punch Bowl Social. This arcade and fun chain has cemented its mark on this list. The 25,000-square-feet of sheer awesomeness also includes multiple bars, virtual reality, ping pong, craft cocktails and kickin’ food!
📍 875 Battery Ave SE Ste 720, Atlanta
Not only is there an awesome arcade with over 100 games at Andretti, but there’s a laser tag arena, bowling, 7D experience, and more, including their beloved and totally insane electric karting track. Andretti also offers an extensive menu featuring wings, nachos, classic burgers, pizza, and a hot skillet cookie sundae.
📍 1255 Roswell Rd, Marietta, Atlanta
This crazy golf bar measures 25,000 square feet with four tech-driven, “highly-competitive” mini-golf courses, and is powered by Trackaball technology. Puttshack is “mini golf but better”—from the giant Beer Pong hole to the ‘Ring of Fire’. Discover a course that’s packed with fun and challenges players.
📍 The Interlock, 1115 Howell Mill Road Atlanta