Joystick Arcade Bar

Joystick Arcade Bar, Prague: Hours, Address, Joystick Arcade Bar Reviews: 4.5/5

Joystick Arcade Bar
4.5
Bars & Clubs • Game & Entertainment Centers
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
We are the only arcade bar in Czech Republic! Come and play the games of your childhood on oldschool arcade machines and enjoy our collection of pinballs that you cannot see anywhere else. Wash it down with selection of czech craft beers for the best prices around.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
How to get there
  • bridge • 3 min walk
  • Museum • 6 min walk
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Mark P
Stratford-on-Avon163 contributions
Best evening in Prague
Mar 2020
A little difficult to find, we walked around, tried the door indicated and it was locked. We were about to walk away when we tried the door ten metres away and it opened with a sign pointing downstairs to the actual arcade.
It's actually a bar with good priced beers and lots (40ish) of older arcade machines, the ones 50 year olds (me!) remember well. Packman era. We changed a couple of notes at the bar when ordering drinks and could have stayed there for hours. You find an old favourite. My daughter played Ms Pacman for the first time in her life and was plaesed to get 5000 points, my wife had a go, even my son had a go...then I showed them the old magic and first time got about 32000 points. The secret always was to forget the little pills and only eat the magic big pills when the four baddies were chasing you, then catch them when they are blue. Once learned never forgotten :)
If you just want a beer, loads of sofa's to sit at and you will be with locals, not tourists. GREAT FUN, highly recommended. Initially discovered on "HONEST PRAGUE" and their youtube videos are well worth watching before you go to Prague.
Written March 24, 2020
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That is exactly what we are trying to do here. So great to hear you enjoyed your visit with whole family. Thank you!
Written March 25, 2020
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Rachel T
Deeside49 contributions
Quirky
Feb 2020 • Friends
Cool dingy underground bar with a pac mac game (amongst many others!). Make sure you take change for the games.
Written March 2, 2020
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Thanks! Next time ask for coins at the bar, we always have a reserve ;-)
Written March 25, 2020
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Kamroid
Greater Manchester, UK101 contributions
Good place to kill an hour
Feb 2020 • Couples
The place was easy find using google maps and it's pretty centrally located it's only like a 5 minute walk from the high street.

The drinks and good and the prices are reasonable. The machines are 10Kc and 20Kc for the pinball ones which is cheap.

If you're into your arcade games I'd recommend popping down but there isn't much of a variation of machines, I've been to similar places in the UK and one in Krakow and they all had a lot more availability.

The staff are friendly too which is a bonus, I'm glad I went it's a good place to kill an hour.
Written February 29, 2020
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Denis Ž
Zagreb, Croatia96 contributions
Awesome retro fun
Feb 2020 • Friends
I was here with my friends and it's one of those hidden gems that you wouldn't find by yourself.

Had a great fun playing pinball and other retro arcade games
Written February 28, 2020
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MartyJay1981
Leeds, UK13 contributions
Good fun!
Nov 2019 • Couples
We struggled to find this place too, it’s down a small arcade and there is a small sign on the wall. The bar was busy with locals and tourists when we arrived around 11pm.
Each game is 10kc so 2 player games are 20kc and it has around 40 to play on. The bar has a good choice and we really had fun!
Written November 9, 2019
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Simona
Prague, Czech Republic17 contributions
Great games, average bar
Oct 2019
My first feeling was great, because I was there on Thursday, so it was not so crowded inside. The games are great, I really love the concept of this bar. I DO NOT recommend you to go there on Friday or Saturday, because you have to wait for a long time till you can play something. Also there is a dancing machine, which caught my heart the most!♥ As long as there is the dancing machine, I am definitely going to visit this bar. But rather not on the weekend.
Written October 9, 2019
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Anders_Nassen
Gothenburg, Sweden21 contributions
For the fellow nerd
Mar 2019 • Friends
This gem is a little tricky to find, but there are many pinball machines and arcade games to choose from. If you are nostalgic about pinball this is the place for you.
Written April 1, 2019
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Robcee
53 contributions
Come for the games stay for the beer
Mar 2019
Good selection of arcade games would be nice to see a few more greats though.

Good atmosphere and service. Bring lots of change if you want to play the games. They’re cheap but coins are a must.

Good beer too!
Written March 8, 2019
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Ysanne T
Bournemouth, UK47 contributions
Great little arcade game bar!
Feb 2019 • Couples
A little difficult to find, in a mall and down a stairwell, it’s a really fun little bar. Lots of vintage arcade machines, including Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat and Time Crisis. Hours of fun, we went back for a second evening after enjoying our first trip so much. Drinks aren’t overpriced and reasonable selection.
Written March 5, 2019
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Piet Peeters
1 contribution
Best. Bar. Ever.
Dec 2018 • Couples
Just make sure you have Czech Krona before going in, only for the arcade games. Drinks can be paid with maestro/credit card
Written December 28, 2018
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