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A Bar With Arcade Games, Foosball, and Bowling Debuts Today in the Gulch

Pins Mechanical Co. and 16-Bit Bar + Arcade open at 5 p.m. with games, cocktails, and notes of nostalgia

A new option for arcade games, foosball, and bowling alongside craft cocktails and beer debuts today in the Gulch — when Pins Mechanical Co. and 16-Bit Bar + Arcade open Friday, October 25, at 5 p.m.

The combined 30,000 square foot space features three full bars with 24 taps, including an outdoor patio with a full 24-tap bar, three fire pits, a mezzanine with huge open skylights, and garage door openings for pull-in food truck options. And, it’s all pet-friendly — both inside and out.

Located at 1102 Grundy Street, Pins Mechanical Co. and 16-Bit Bar + Arcade aren’t new brands — between the two, there are locations in Columbus, Cleveland, Dublin, Indianapolis and Cincinnati — with Charlotte on the way later this year.

Pins Mechanical Co. provides a plethora of entertainment options including 16 lanes of duckpin bowling, 20 pinball machines, bocce ball, Connect Four, ping pong, and giant Jenga. Here, there is a selection of more than 30 draft beers and 1950s counter-culture themed cocktails. Duckpin lanes are on a first come, first serve basis, and no bowling shoes are required.

With a name coined from the computer architecture that several of its 40+ vintage arcade games were built on, game play at 16-Bit Bar + Arcade is free with beverage purchase. Beyond arcade games, find classic Nintendo and Sega consoles, plus pinball machines. Plenty of drafts, 36 canned beers, and cocktails like the Hulk Hogan (garnished with a nostalgic bomb pop) or Bill Nye Old Fashioned complete the arcade bar experience.

Pins Mechanical Co. and 16-Bit Bar + Arcade Nashville are now open Monday-Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Saturday noon to 2:30 a.m., and Sundays from noon to 1 a.m.

16 Bit Bar + Arcade [Official Site]