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Tampa Bay Bars With The Best Arcade Games

September 5, 2013 8:00 AM

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(Photo credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

(Photo credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

All of these sports bars are unique places. They are unique in the fact that their bar areas have great arcade games. The idea of bars with arcade games is fast becoming a new trend. These bars make for a great place to have a fun date night or meet up with a crowd of your friends. Whatever your reason for incorporating arcade games into your night out, you will be thrilled with the offerings at these Tampa Bay bars.

Game Time
1600 E. 8th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 241-9675
www.gametimeplayers.com

Game Time has a great staff that is always friendly and willing to help when there are problems with the arcade games. In addition to the arcade games, Game Time also offers skeeball. Although you will see some people just sitting at the bar drinking, more people like Game Time for the many arcade games available. This is a fun spot for a group of friends to gather and battle it out.

Retreat
123 S. Hyde Park Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 254-2014
www.retreattampa.com

Retreat is a very cool sports bar with arcade games to boot. It loves football season and the Bucs, and is always running specials during the games. Every time the Bucs score, everyone gets a free shot. If you don’t much care for whichever team is playing on the big screen, create some competition yourself on one of the many arcade games.

Big Shots Sports Bar
2461 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 723-1091
www.facebook.com/Big-Shots-Sports-Bar

Big Shots is a larger sports bar that also has a dance floor and live bands on Friday and Saturday nights. One really nice thing about this sports bar is it draws the ladies in with its Thursday night ladies drink free special. Big Shots has six pool tables and several arcade games to keep patrons entertained. It also has rows of dart boards and often hosts tournaments.

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Courtside Grille
110  Fountain Parkway N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
(727) 561-7433
www.courtsidegrille.com

This very happening and fun spot was the wonderful idea of Matt Geiger. At Courtside Grille, you will find several arcade games, darts, pool tables and a few large flatscreen TVs. Courtside has become extremely popular because beyond being a great sports bar, it also provides arcade games to add to the fun. At Courtside, you will be treated to many drink specials and a loaded menu filled with great bar eats.

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Zapps
2016 Town Center Blvd.
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 684-4422
www.facebook.com

This sports bar has it all: the best chicken wings in the area, along with a bar, pool tables and many arcade games. Zapps also has a smoking patio that is very comfortable for guests who wish to have a cigarette or two. Check Zapps out for a fun way to spend an evening with a group of friends or for a unique date spot.

Sherrie Beth is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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