Austin October 14, 2018
The Classic Arcade Bar In Austin That Will Take You Back To Your Childhood
If you were a kid in the 1970s, 80s, or early 90s, you probably remember blowing all of your allowance at the local arcade. You could spend an entire afternoon in the dimly-lit attraction, surrounded by the blinking lights and beeping noises of classic games like PacMan and Donkey Kong. You still can! Visit this arcade bar in Austin to step right back into your childhood.
Do you ever wish you could just take a break and go play, kind of like you did when it was time for recess at school? Even though adults don't usually get recess breaks during the day, that doesn't mean that you can't still take a little time to play now and then.
When you're ready to play, head to Recess Arcade Bar. It's located at 222 E. 6th St., Austin, TX 78701. It's open Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday from Midnight to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Recess Arcade and Bar has a fully-stocked bar with every kind of adult beverage imaginable. From fancy cocktails to domestic beers, you'll find something to wet your whistle. You'll also enjoy daily specials like $3 Fireball on Wednesday and $1 off every drink all day on Sunday.
Step into the game room and you'll immediately be transported right back to your childhood. The room is full of games from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s.
Remember begging your parents for spare change to play pinball? See if your reflexes are as lightning-quick as they were when you were a kid.
The Skee-Ball of your childhood probably wasn't called Beer Ball, but the game is just the same.
Another game that's gotten a serious upgrade over the years is PacMan. Instead of the arcade game you remember, it's now a full-sized game with a special game control kiosk. Bigger screen = bigger fun!
Giant Jenga wasn't around in the 1980s - it's an improvement on an old classic. You'll also find Giant Chess, Giant Checkers, and Giant Connect 4 here.
The biggest difference between playing Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles as a kid and playing it now? You can enjoy a beer while you play it!
Another reason you'll enjoy playing arcade games more now that you're an adult is that there's no one here to make you head off to an early bedtime. Since Recess Arcade and Bar is open until 2 a.m., you can play for hours.
What are you waiting for? It's time to round up some friends and head to Recess Arcade and Bar!
For more information, visit the
Recess Arcade Bar’s website, and follow the bar on its Facebook page. What was your favorite arcade game from your childhood?
If you’re looking for another fun bar to visit,
check out the tiniest bar in Austin. Address: 222 E. 6th St., Austin, TX 78701