An NES in a bar. How many people have had this idea? It's about damn time. They even added an N64 for those too young to appreciate the NES.

Find what you want.

The devils in the details

Happy Hour

5:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Weekdays

  • 2 for 1 Drinks

Twosday Happy Hour

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday's

  • 2 for 1 All Drinks

Monday 2nd Happier Hour

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Monday's

  • 2 for 1 All Drinks

Trivia Night

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday's

I hope they have Video Game Questions.

As namesakes of bars go, this one is about as solid as it gets. Before "Mike Tyson's Punch Out!" Soda Popinski was named Vodka Drukenski in Japan (this name also lives on in one of their Specialty Cocktails). Staying in theme, they have a smoothly operating NES with a hefty collection of games, which I'll get to later. The new decor is straight out of a propaganda poster and is fast approaching Vladimir Putin doing a spinning pile-driver on a Kodiak bear in its Russian-ness (I imagine that Comrad Papinski has to at least be an acquaintance of Zangief, if not a mentor). There's also two TVs (not used for Nintendo) above the 14 seat bar. The area past the bar contains the NES but is otherwise pretty much cleared out and can turn into a dance party on the weekend.

Drink prices are solid. It's only $4 for a 22 of PBR, which is a better deal than the 16oz Bud Light you'd have to settle for at the nearby Wreck Room (that's 6oz people). They also have a drink wheel, it's $10 a spin and to be honest, the odds are on you overpaying for a Car Bomb or the aforementioned PBR, maybe you'll break even with a Moscow Mule... But drinking goes well with gambling, so you spin and you've got a chance at jackpot landing spots like 4 Shots, a Mule Kick ($22 Boot) or a Bottle of Champagne.

Now the games. Mario Bros/Duck Hunt, don't even need to switch cartridges. The greatest game ever Mario Bros 3. Spy Hunter which is impossible to beat (so it gave me an inferiority complex as a child). Where else can you down Fireball and defeat Super Contra, get a shot of Fernet and blow through Rad Racer II. Miss Will Clark? Robbie Thompson? Not anymore- RBI Baseball! I’m running out of room, so I’m going to just start listing some of the rest. Fester's Quest, Rescue Rangers, Dr. Mario, Gradius, Life Force, Top Gun, Bad Dudes, RC Pro AM, Rush N' Attack, Mario Bros, WrestleMania, DuckTales and about 15 more Get there early because the guy before you might be trying to beat Zelda in one sitting and the NES is first come, first serve.

Update:They added a N64 with Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, LOZ, Goldeneye, and a bunch more.

Review by: Jiff Campbell

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