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“Good find Downtown”
Review of Play

Play
Ranked #9 of 17 Fun & Games in Pensacola
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A community-centric bar with a cast of local characters from the genius trivia savants to bar game junkies, Play invokes the spirit of your youth while giving you the best ingredients of adulthood. With over 20 rotating microbrews, a combination of vintage and state of the art arcade games, pool tables, skee-ball machines, air hockey and much more, Play is Pensacola's favorite neighborhood bar with a side of fun.
Reviewed June 22, 2011

Over the last few months, I've been going to Downtown Pensacola more and more. I usually try not to leave the beach because until recently, there never really was a reason to do it. But, my friends have been taking me Downtown more and more as all of sudden, there's a lot of places to go there. I don't know what the City has been doing to attract all the new restaurants, bars and shops, but its nice to see the town thriving for a change. So, we walked in off the street to this place Play on our way to Hopjacks. This was the coolest little spot I've been to in a long time. I didn't know what to expect because you walk up the stairs and you can't really see anything until you're up there. But, there's a lot of vintage arcade games, pool tables and SKEE BALL! I hadn't played skee ball in years. The bar is cozy and it was jumping. The music was good (but I guess it can be bad if people pick bad music since its from a juke box). I liked the old glamour prints on the walls. Bartenders were super nice and we had a ball. It seems like a more word of mouth thing and they don't have a huge sign outside so you'll have to look for it. But, its next to Hopjacks and upstairs above a wine bar so you should be able to find it.

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Reviewed January 11, 2011

Three friends and i visited this new bar/entertainment business recently. We had fun but think there is need for improvement. It is a little confusing at first to figure out how to get to the bar (up narrow stair case off the sidewalk then twists and turns along a hallway before you finally make it to the bar). Bar staff was friendly but a bit slow in responding to requests (popcorn). I got the feeling that the employee didn't want to give us popcorn because it wasn't her job or something. I had hoped for a larger number of "old school" games as there weren't really that many considering it seems to be a main part of their appeal. Additionally, the change machine was broken and one of the skeet ball machines was broken. I know the games are old but it kind of gave the place a unkept/rundown feel. On a good note, a week or so before the visit we were greeted by their very personable "door man" as we strolled by on our way to another event.

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Reviewed March 8, 2017
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