ARTcade Opens With Classic Video Games, Craft Beer, and a Totally Rad '80s Vibe

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Welcome to the future nerd sanctuary of Miami. An arcade bar has finally landed in south Florida.

Forget "up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A"; with a great craft beer selection, eye-catching artwork, video games, and owners who want to embrace the geek community, ARTcade has all the cheat codes for a flawless victory.

See also: ARTcade: Art, Craft Beer, and Frogger Meet in South Beach

The arcade-themed bar's mission? To combine craft brews and vintage video games with a gallery-esque space featuring local artists. Much like the video games inside it, ARTcade is beginning its quest at Stage 1-1. Armed with a couple 60-in-1 arcade cabinets, the hero of our story has enough artillery to conquer the first level.

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"More games are coming," promised general manager Carlos Rojas, who said the possibilities are endless. Quarter-hungry games like Metal Slug, The Simpsons, and Street Fighter II will be accompanied by classics like Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and Pac-Man. (This is when ARTCADE will enter its final form: Stage 8-8.)

Walking into ARTcade Friday night was like entering a secret club. The curtains were drawn, and there was no signage, only a flyer posted to the window. An ultra-friendly, bouncy-haired bartender, Sasha, greeted me. After a quick glance at the beer selection, I went with Green Flash Brewing Company's Le FREAK.

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ARTcade

235 12th St., Miami Beach, FL

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103 comments
Joe Manser
Joe Manser

We can go here after dinner fo sho

Lacey Emily
Lacey Emily

I think we need to go here Friday night Joe Manser

Doug Palmer
Doug Palmer

Went to the opening...there are three games guys, foxhole has more

Nelly Es
Nelly Es

I still wanna check it out. Michael

Liz Turcotte
Liz Turcotte

Raul Peña I saw this a while ago, it's like Joystick!

Sarah Mayer
Sarah Mayer

Jean Paul Pierre everything opens while I'm away..sounds fun!

Freddy Rosales
Freddy Rosales

This is awesome Vanessa Orellana Stephanie Orellana

Bruno Mayer Couras
Bruno Mayer Couras

Laura Isabel Pulido, Sarah Black, Jorge Valdes we gotta go to this man!

Ed Centeno
Ed Centeno

Mark Cen, Eduardo C. Mejia, & Adrian Tavarez got to go one day.

Eddie Pollard
Eddie Pollard

Nelson Dork Knight Cortez Noel Alfonse Who wants to go!!

Marc Vazquez
Marc Vazquez

Janessa because i lost interest once i read it was on south beach lmao

Nathan Mikita
Nathan Mikita

Loren Livick my kind of place lol. Like Arcadia in chitown

Eddie Prado
Eddie Prado

I'm down Alvaro Rivas Crystal Torrens

edison2
edison2

We just opened. We are still buying more games. Plus, some of our terminals have 60 games in them.


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