Pittsburgh Bars With The Best Arcade Games

September 5, 2013 6:00 AM

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Drink specials, half-priced appetizers and good tunes are always a plus at the bar, but throw some classic and popular arcade games into the mix and you have a recipe for some of Pittsburgh’s most fun bars and pubs. The city is home to hundreds of bars, including huge entertainment venues, BYOB gaming areas and intimate local favorites. Whether you prefer dive bars with iconic arcade games and darts or larger, restaurant-style pubs with pool, video poker and the latest video games, there are plenty of watering holes to choose from throughout the city. Eat, drink and play at these five Pittsburgh bars with the best arcade games.

Latitude 40
200 Quinn Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
(412) 693-5555

Think of Latitude 40 as an adult Chuck E. Cheese where you can eat, drink and play the night away in the bar’s gigantic interactive game room. Try your luck or skill at one of the many arcade games, including Wheel of Fortune, skeeball, air hockey tables and classic video games. Cash your tickets in to redeem cool prizes like an Xbox360, stuffed animals, light-up signs and more. In addition to classic arcade game fun in the game room, Latitude 40 also includes live comedy shows, dancing, luxury bowling lanes, a sports theater and the Axis Bar where you can sip on Latitude 40 favorites like beer or mixed drinks and take advantage of happy hour specials.

Games N’ At
2010 Josephine St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 481-2002

For the region’s largest variety of old school video games, as well as pool tables, air hockey, pinball and more, check out Games N’ At in the city’s South Side Slopes area. From EA Sports PGA Golf to Pac-man and Space Invaders, there’s plenty of games for you to show off your arcade skills for a chance to win great prizes. Games N’ At is a bring-your-own-beer arcade and many of the games even have their own drink holders. Stop by on a Friday for college night when you can play as much as you’d like from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. for just $10 per person with a valid school ID.

Casey’s Draft House
1811 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-3595

Round up your spare change and venture to Pittsburgh’s South Side to check out the variety of arcade games at Casey’s Draft House. With drink specials and a huge selection of wine, beer and tequila, there’s no excuse not to have a great time at this East Carson Street bar. Play your favorite arcade games or a round of darts while you sip on Casey’s daily specials, including $3 Sweet Carolina sweet tea vodka, $2.25 Miller High Life drafts and $25 wine bottles. With a dive bar atmosphere, cool arcade games and unbeatable drink specials, Casey’s Draft House is just all around good fun for bar-hoppers looking for a casual night of games and beer.

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Mario’s South Side Saloon
1514 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 381-5610

If your bar-hopping takes you to South Side, be sure to pull up a barstool at Mario’s South Side Saloon. You’ll find a nice variety of games, including darts, pool and video poker in addition to awesome daily drink specials. Stop by on Tuesday nights for $2 well drinks and karaoke or on Wednesday nights for team trivia night and $3 Miller Lite Schooners from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Mario’s South Side Saloon is located in the city’s South Side neighborhood on East Carson Street.

McArdle’s Pub
1600 Bingham St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-9358

McArdle’s Pub serves up a no-frills, laid-back atmosphere with plenty of cheap beer and fun. With a variety of arcade games, video poker, pool and darts, there’s something for everyone. The pub’s many televisions make it a great place to also catch a Pens or Steelers game. McArdle’s Pub is located on Bingham Street in Pittsburgh’s South Side.

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Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.