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Great bar

This bar was really cool and unique, definitely worth the visit. Was hard to find but followed... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
Akkapo
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Sydney, Australia
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Hard to find, worth it.

We've been here a few times, but this is my first time reviewing it. FIRST: This place is SO hard... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2017
gcincinnati
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

there is so much to see and do in Tokyo, take a break from the big new stuff and enjoy a cozy bar on the 5th floor with a nice view over a Shinjuku street, and play some old games while you drink some fancy...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank David G
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We arrived expecting a friendly games cafe where we could relive some of our favourite times from the 90s on retro consoles. However when we got there we were promptly charged 500 yen admission before we had had a chance to clock that the entire...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MoyaSarner
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

I found this place a little bit disappointing. Although it is advertised as a game cafe, there is not much to do. Entrance fee is ¥500, but there are only 2 consoles which are playable (hope there is no one hogging the machines) and a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank daraja2015
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

My 20 year old daughter was very excited to catch up on the games from her childhood. She did the research and managed to find the place even though it is quite well hidden. We showed up and immediately paid the $15 cover change ($5/person)....More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank lafbizguy
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

This bar was really cool and unique, definitely worth the visit. Was hard to find but followed instructions from a TripAdvisor review which helped a lot. Drinks were tasty but didn’t seem very alcoholic. Spent the whole evening here playing various games and had a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Akkapo
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Perhaps I just bought into the hype - this bar is just an interesting novelty but it's not great. I've been to other videogame bars in Japan and America and this is my least favorite. We went on a Tuesday night. There were only two...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank BillyEasley
Reviewed September 21, 2017

We've been here a few times, but this is my first time reviewing it. FIRST: This place is SO hard to find. We circled the block a few times before realizing it was probably right in front of us. The key is to look for...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

We had a few drinks here, after we were charged a cover we decided to stay for more than the originally intended one. A novelty bar full of games and memorabilia. The noise of the games does become grating after a while. Cocktails were ok,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LauraEvans88
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

This place was amusing and nostalgic. Glad I read the other reviews because I would never have found it. Right at the top of subway steps, but no real sign. 5th floor above a small hamburger place with a nearly equally small sign. Though it...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ALS2081
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Me and a friend visited the 8bit Cafe on a vacation trip to Tokio. It is not so easy to find, because you have to look for a small sign at the street and then ascend to the 5th floor. The cafe is a bit...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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