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

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Courtesy of Edison Farrow
ARTcade, a combination art gallery, arcade, and bar, is set to open in South Beach, and the concept of playing Q*bert while holding a cold brew is totally mind-blowing.

ARTcade, which features classic games, creative beer, and local art, opens Friday, July 11, at 235 12th St., just off Ocean Drive in a former art gallery. Not that we don't like art in South Beach -- we just like it better with Pac-Man.

See also: R House: A New Fusion of Art and Cuisine in Wynwood

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ARTcade is the brainchild of the owners of the Cabaret South Beach, located next door. Partners Edison Farrow, Ed DeCaso, and GM Carlos Rojas were looking for a bar that offered something different from the typical "velvet rope" scene. Farrow tells Short Order that he noticed arcade-themed bars popping up all over the country and decided Miami Beach needed one as well. He describes ARTcade as "a mix of an arcade and bar. The collection of games has started but will continue to grow."

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ARTcade will feature retro games from the '80s like Galaga, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Frogger, and Ms. Pac-Man. Best of all, these retro games come with retro prices -- they're only a quarter a game. Besides offering stand-up classic arcade versions, ARTcade will boast a cocktail table where you can choose from 60 games, including rare Pac-Man variations.

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Six craft beers on tap are priced at $5 each, including LandShark, Le Freak Green Flash, Blub, Shock Top, and Johnny Apple Seed cider. ARTcade will also have a full liquor bar for those of you wanting to throw back a kamikaze or Sex on the Beach (in keeping with the '80s theme).

Of course there's "art" at ARTcade, and the walls will display works by local artists. The inaugural show, "More than 2," will feature work by artist Nestor Paz. Art displays will change out every three to four weeks.

ARTcade will open daily at 7 p.m. beginning Friday, July 11. During the opening celebration, DJ Ray Milian will spin '80s and indie tunes from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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ARTcade

235 12th St., Miami Beach, FL

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43 comments
DjCarlos Rojas
DjCarlos Rojas

we added 6 types of Craft Beer all brewing in Miami…Then U need to check us out again

bobloblawsblog
bobloblawsblog

WTF is going on with these idiotic comments mentioning peoples names???

Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan

Only six beers on tap....and two are landshark and shock.top? Not much of a craft beer bar

Míss Miriam
Míss Miriam

Too bad it's in South Beach... Locals want it in the mainland

Neiman_R
Neiman_R

I was excited about this until I saw their "craft beer" selection.  Shock Top and Landshark?  Come on...

Nicole Marie Rivera
Nicole Marie Rivera

Leilani Mariel Pérez-Torres, Dennis Torres & Leo Betancourt Guerra we should go big time!

Nicole Murcia
Nicole Murcia

Last time I to stop you from getting all emotional on Facebook. #BITCHplease Orlando

Kristy Quiros
Kristy Quiros

Hopefully like 1up! Lauren Kristen Vila Amanda Alicia

Tina Thanawastien
Tina Thanawastien

someone did an artsy barcade! Gabriel Koch Christopher Feldman Olga Hayon

Pickles Smith
Pickles Smith

Brooklyn and Northern Liberties comes to Miami. I thought I left Philly . . .

Kat Bruno
Kat Bruno

Julio Alejandro Yanes yes! And it's by caberet owners which means it's awesome

Nicole Murcia
Nicole Murcia

Don't be sad Bubba, I'll try not to kick your butt to badly. Orlando

Mario Diaz
Mario Diaz

Throw in some MK and SF and it's a wrap. Anybody else have fun in their childhood at an arcade? My spot was Mall of Americas back in the 90's!

Phil
Phil

Landshark Lager, Shock Top, and Johnny Appleseed Cider are all Anheuser-Busch.  "craft beer" and games!  

Adrian Castro
Adrian Castro

:/ Ezekiel Angulo Enrique Angulo David Rodriguez

Rafael Perez
Rafael Perez

“I tried my best,” said Loy, “I really did. I was juicing regularly, eating local and organic, and was doing my best to only drink craft beer. Unfortunately, my bank account just couldn’t handle hipster living.”

Ronnie_M
Ronnie_M

For real. Some Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat would make it even better

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