A 10,000-square-foot “superarcade” and bar named Game Terminal is on track to open this fall in South Nashville.
The massive entertainment complex will feature five decades worth of arcade games and pinball machines. With over 300 options, that’s one of the largest arcade bar offerings in the country. Admission to Game Terminal includes access to the arcade games, outdoor dining and lounge space, a shuffleboard court, plus Jenga and cornhole zones.
Located in a former truck terminal building at 201 Terminal Court, the immersive space gives visitors access to games like Defender, Tales of Arabian Knights, Donkey Kong, Ms. Pacman and Galaga will take place alongside popular, recent releases such as Jurassic Park, Willy Wonka, and Black Knight pinballs.
Guests will be able to enjoy craft cocktails, local beers and upscale bar food via waiter service on breaks from gaming, either in the indoor lounge or at picnic-style tables in the outdoor entertainment area. Game enthusiasts can also belly up to the bar and watch through a window as pinball machines are sold and being worked on in the onsite pinball dealership, Music City Pinball.
Designed with events in mind — a private gate adjacent to Game Terminal gives way to a lush garden with fountain, ping pong table, and fire pit. Theres an onsite basketball court for VIP guests, plus event space to hold a seated affair for 250 people or 400 standing.
A second-level conference room with kitchenette, A/V capabilities and private pinball games, is useful for those in need of meeting space. Two VIP rooms, on the main floor, could easily host a bachelor or birthday party for up to 50 guests. The entire four-acre outdoor area is available to reserve for festival and musical events, and the indoor gaming area can be bought-out for large gatherings.
Game Terminal Arcade and Bar was born from owner and collector, Patrick McKennon’s, longtime love all things arcade and pinball related. The native Nashvillian and life-long entrepreneur, founded Music City Pinball in October 2017, a dealership and showroom where customers can test and purchase their favorite machines, which will be incorporated onsite at Game Terminal.
Local architecture and design studio, DAAD, is handling the reuse of the building, an old ‘60s era truck terminal. Bold racing-inspired stripes cover the exterior of the building, while interiors will feature modern chrome and bronze finishings and artwork and graffiti by local artists.
Game Terminal [Official Site]