What are you up to this evening, Melbournites? A brand new barcade has set up shop on Smith Street in Fitzroy, and you’re all invited to the grand opening.
Pixel Alley is from the same team who brought you Mr Wow’s Emporium, and was inspired by a recent trip to the US. Described as “an 80s playground for grown-ups”, Pixel Alley provides gamers with a space to “drink, play and score” – albeit in a slightly different sense to many popular nightspots.
Promising retro classic games like Street Fighter II, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Daytona and everyone’s favourite bar-sim Tapper, we’re also intrigued by the cocktail list. A barrel-aged rum banana milkshake known as the Konky Dong? Count us in! (…and yes, there’s also a wide range of local and imported beers, plus Little Smith Brewing’s Bastard Son Pale Ale on tap!)
If you’re interested, doors open tonight – May 29 – and everyone is welcome. For more information, check out the Pixel Alley Facebook page!