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Boxcar Bar + Arcade

Open Now: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Nice loud place for kids to run wild

Took kids there after dinner downtown. They r not used to the old style arcAde to it took a bit of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cary, North Carolina
via mobile
Fun place

Lots of games to pick from. Fun for everyone and a full bar. Outside sitting was a nice break from... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Blairsville, Georgia
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Boxcar Bar + Arcade is home to over 70 games, including classic and modern arcades and pinball favorites, skee ball, air hockey, nintendo systems and more! In addition to a full bar, we have 24 craft beers on draft and a number of cans and bottled...more
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330 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1746
+1 919-803-2796
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at the bar for 15 minutes waiting for service, and now help. We left at went else where. If you can’t help the people who are right if your face, then your a waste of space!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took kids there after dinner downtown. They r not used to the old style arcAde to it took a bit of an adjustment. Once they got tokens and started playing games all was good. Have an 8 and 12yo and both found games. Games are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Paulmoreb
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Lots of games to pick from. Fun for everyone and a full bar. Outside sitting was a nice break from the crowd inside. Cool idea.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank thomaswS9959CT
Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

Hands down this is one of my favorite places to visit when I’m in town. There are plenty of games and a great variety of drinks and beer. Nice live music, great staff and an all around fantastic time. And again another family and dog...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nelly623
Reviewed January 9, 2019

We were looking for a place to enjoy some adult fun while still being family friendly for our daughter. A lot of the reviews said it is family friendly, but at 4pm on a Saturday it was packed wall to wall with mostly 20 somethings....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carlcuttone
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

One the best places for a super casual Sunday funday. Be sure to leave the littles at home by the late afternoon, as the $1 mimosas and beer specials will have made themselves known to the crowd by then. Always a fun time!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mommasuz_nc
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

What’s better than Dad and boy out at the arcade? Dad gets drinks, boy beats Dad, shows off to girls. A great evening. Games are in great shape. Prices are very reasonable. The pinball is more tokens, but tons of games for a $0.25 token....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank erichK9079FQ
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This place is happening! Crowded beyond belief on a Saturday night. Drink prices are actually great and a huge variety. The DJ on the outdoor patio was the bomb! We had alot of fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yeoleseahag
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Boxcar is a pretty fun arcade bar with a good beer/cocktail selection, and a large variety of arcade games, pinball, and even air hockey. Even though Boxcar was fairly crowded, it never seemed too packed to move. Most games require no wait or a small...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank La_fl_drew
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Go back in time and play some awesome arcade games! They have all kinds of games including Tekken, Galaga, Jurassic Park, air hockey, Pacman, Mario Cart, Pinball, you name it! They have a central bar inside and you buy tokens to play the games. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ingrid M
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Rhonda M
November 27, 2016|
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Response from 695kristenm | Property representative |
Tokens are 4 for $1 and can be purchased by either cash or credit. Most arcades take 1 token, most pinball, skee ball and air hockey take 2 per player/game and Nintendo systems are free to play.
July 30, 2016|
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Response from 695kristenm | Property representative |
Just free popcorn, but you're welcome to bring outside food.
Tamara B
July 25, 2016|
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Response from 695kristenm | Property representative |
Gamers of any age are welcome, along with a parent or guardian, any time before 9pm, 7 days/week.