• The Evolution of Arcade Bars

    4 monthes ago - By Imbibe Magazine

    The sounds are unmistakable-the plink of points earned, the chaotic 8-bit soundtracks, and the disappointing diminuendo that signals you've just died. The golden age of the arcade may have been in the early '80s, but as dedicated gamers grew up and bar culture evolved, a new type of drinking establishment emerged: the barcade. “I wanted to recreate the feel of arcades back in the '80s-lots of games and just crowded with people playing shoulder to shoulder,” says Jeffrey McEachin, CEO and co-founder of Ground Kontrol in Portland, Oregon.
    Operating for nearly two decades now, Ground Kontrol...
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