The Archives Arcade Bar In Vermont Will Take You Back In Time
Arcade bars were all the rage in the 1980s and even the 1990s. While they started to see a decline during the 2000s, there’s recently been an upsurge in new arcade bars popping up. In fact, Burlington, Vermont is home to a pretty spectacular one that features many popular games from the 1980s and 1990s. Head there for the games and stay for their extensive beer list and artisan cocktails, this is a bar to add to your next night out.
The Archives is located on the bustling College Street in downtown Burlington.
It has a communal feel to it and will remind you of the days when people weren't so distracted by their phones.
From Jurassic Park to The Addams Family, most of their pinball games have movie themes that'll bring you a bit of nostalgia.
They also have a few pinball games that are remakes from some of the classic ones.
When it comes to their video games, they range from the 1980s and 1990s.
Whether you were born in the Pac Man era or Mortal Kombat era, these classic games will take you back in time.
On Token Tuesdays, you can get a $1 worth of tokens with your draft beer purchase.
Speaking of draft beer, they have quite an impressive lineup.
Many of the beers on tap are from local brewers, but the bar also keeps a good amount of other major craft beers on tap from different cities.
Not to mention, their cocktails are always super creative and utilize seasonal ingredients.
Though the bar doesn't have a full food menu, they do offer a fantastic cheese board if you get the munchies.
It contains a variety of cheeses from local creamery, Jasper Hill, along with some crackers, almonds, and fruit spreads.
For fun games, great drinks, and nostalgic memories, head to The Archives in Vermont.
The Archives is open from 4 PM – 2 AM Monday – Friday and 12 PM – 2 AM Saturday – Sunday.
When you were younger, were there any arcades in Vermont that you loved to go to? We’d love to hear about those memories of local spots in the comments!
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191 College St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA