The “Barcade” Craze Reaches Cincinnati

The games-and-drinks concept isn’t new—Dave & Buster’s has been doing it since the ’80s—it’s simply evolved into adults-only “barcades.” The craze reached Cincinnati this summer in the form of OTR’s 16-Bit Bar+Arcade and Arcade Legacy: Bar Edition in Northside. Time to dust off that old Atari T-shirt.
Illustration by Walter Newton

Arcade Legacy: Bar Edition, 3929 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, (513) 429-3180,

16-Bit Bar+Arcade, 1331 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 381-1616,

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