South Dakota March 03, 2020
Travel Back To The 80s At Press Start, A Retro Arcade Bar In South Dakota
If you’re old enough to remember how fun the video games of the 80s and 90s were, you know that nothing that has come out since has quite been able to top their charm (PacMan, anyone?). Luckily, there’s a retro arcade right here in South Dakota that captures all that original magic — and they even serve alcohol. The next time you find yourself near Rapid City, check out Press Start.
Press Start is located on Mount Rushmore Road, in the basement of Kol.
Since their opening at the end of 2015, they've become one of the most popular hangouts in the city.
Press Start is open daily, and they're always kid-friendly until 10 p.m.
Monday through Friday hours are 4 p.m. until midnight, Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and they're open from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Sundays.
The collection of more than 200 games will bring back a feeling of nostalgia you didn't know you needed.
In addition to the older classic games, they've always got a few new and exciting additions to try.
Press Start was founded by Tony DeMaro, who also owns a few other businesses in the area.
DeMaro got the idea for this venture a few years before he opened the arcade, when he played Donkey Kong while in Omaha, Nebraska. He was so engrossed in the game he forgot to eat dinner, and he realized other people would also want to experience the nostalgia he and his friends had been feeling that night. He partnered with Marc Lynn to open this fine establishment, and the rest is history.
Games aren't the only thing you'll find here -- Press Start has a full bar with some interesting concoctions.
These are Sour Patch shots (but you're welcome to order a cold beer or classic cocktail as well).
The latest addition to the bar is the adorable Baby Yoda shot.
Doesn't this look inviting?
Being in the basement of a restaurant has its benefits, especially when you get hungry.
You can order pizza, wings, and more here, and they always have weekly specials.
Press Start is not only fun for the whole family, it's a great place to bring a date or celebrate a special occasion.
And prices are kept as reasonable as possible, so you can play as long as you'd like.
If you love playing video games, this place is a must. Experience the fun of your childhood (with a little booze) at
Address: 504 Mt Rushmore Rd #2, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA