Two-Bit's Retro Arcade

Two-Bit's Retro Arcade

(Now Closed)
Arcade and Dive Bar
Lower East Side, New York
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  • Aryan J.
    Aryan JAugust 6, 2014
    Everybody goes crazy over the Street Fighter II arcade (and well they should) but the NBA Jam TE arcade is harder to find at bar arcades in New York. Get your ridiculous dunk on. BOOMSHAKALAKA!
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithDecember 10, 2012
    New bar/arcade in the LES features 22 rotating games, a surprisingly sophisticated (yet reasonably priced) selection of wine and sake, craft beer pours, and 40s of Colt 45s (via Thrillist) Read more
  • Tom D.
    Tom DiMaggioDecember 24, 2016
    I grew up in the arcade/8-bit generation, so this bar will strike those nostalgia chords with ease. Great selection of arcades and pinball machines, don't be afraid to try a game you never played!
  • Jason B.heart icon on user image
    Jason BrewOctober 18, 2015
    Just like the name suggests, it's a bar and retro arcade where you can get cheap drinks and play video and pinball games you know from your childhood
  • Eric F.heart icon on user image
    Eric FriedmanJanuary 10, 2014
    Final Fight has to be the best 2 player arcade game here. Making it to the end will cost you ~$8 depending on skill and teamwork. Play as Haggar the former wrestler & new mayor - also Jessica's Dad!
  • Adolfo R.
    Adolfo Rivera JrNovember 3, 2013
    Cheap beer...had PBRs at 3.75 a pop. A pretty decent rotation of games. It was refreshing seeing 90s hits like final fight and mortal kombat. Its barcade minus the douchebags and hipsters.
  • Samuel G.
    Samuel GozlanJanuary 13, 2013
    A couple of good pinball machines in the back. The Avengers one is not that great and Elvira's flippers are pretty unresponsive but the 24 (the show) one is pretty good. Have fun!
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceSeptember 17, 2018
    The quality of the games is low, so expect to just have fun, be silly and have a drink with friends. If you do pay for the games, they are very cheap, so it matches the quality.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HettlerOctober 1, 2015
    Now that you're an adult, your parents can't stop you from pumping quarters into the X-Men arcade machine to finally defeat Magneto. Smaller and grittier than Barcade, but in a good way.
  • Mike S.heart icon on user image
    Mike SingletonJanuary 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good pinball selection. Start with Funhouse in the front. It has a nice balance of reasonable rules and ridiculous sounds.
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaJanuary 13, 2015
    Fun dive bar with lots of pinball and other arcade games. Buyer beware - a lot of the games will eat your quarters & you'll get nothing in return. And beer is too expensive tbh. But it's a good time.
  • Tom
    TomOctober 26, 2013
    This narrow bar's pinball machines are $0.75-$1.00 per game (sometimes 3 games for $2), and gets crowded fast. Dogfish Head 60 Minute on tap is a plus ($6.50).
  • Julie M.
    Julie MelilloDecember 28, 2013
    Bring quarters! use up old change on Mortal Kombat and buck hunter! my friend liked the old school Star Wars game. The pinball is surprisingly fun when you play 2 player.
  • Sara J.heart icon on user image
    Sara JordanJuly 26, 2015
    Albeit a slightly smaller barcade, there is a great drink selection, solid games/cabinets and pinball! Great location too!
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJune 24, 2015
    You can find 32 different retro arcade games in this punk rock bar that seems lifted straight out of the 1980s. Pacman, Donkey Kong, and Frogger keep company with 13 pinball machines. Read more
  • Ernesto G.heart icon on user image
    Ernesto GutierrezNovember 11, 2017
    Enjoy a nice selection of pinball machines with some good ol’ blue moon draft bier. Then rage as the machines kick your butt and take all your coins 😅
  • Mark K.
    Mark KupasrimonkolMay 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great LES bar with well-priced entertainment and drinks. Street Fighter Rainbow Edition will mess you up as will the 40s of Colt 45.
  • Gabriel H.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel HayesMarch 21, 2016
    Awesome bar in LES. Dive bar with tons of classic arcade games. What else could you want?
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeSeptember 6, 2019
    What’s not to like? A ton of games....most of the classics. That blueberry beer was good
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJanuary 17, 2014
    Fill up your pockets with quarters and go to this bar where you can play tons of arcade games all night long.
  • Rebecca G.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca GarciaJanuary 23, 2013
    Keeping it classy: they only serve beer & wine, no liquor. Bring cash or your laundry quarters; ATM in the back charges $2.50. Try 2 person Tetris, way harder than it looks!
  • Justin C.heart icon on user image
    Justin ChenSeptember 1, 2014
    Their Street Fighter II is a pirated version that features significant gameplay changes. Interesting to see, but not that fun to play.
  • Shirls C.
    Shirls CartelApril 9, 2013
    Staff is super friendly and flip it! Where u flip the coin and call it in the air, if you win u get a free beer!
  • Wylie C.
    Wylie ConlonMay 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a Star Wars machine that is unlike any other arcade game I've played.
  • Geanea H.heart icon on user image
    Geanea HallJune 2, 2013
    Had such a great time! It gets hot in there so make sure to step outside once in a while!
  • Hedonist T.heart icon on user image
    Hedonist TravellerJanuary 15, 2018
    Get your 25c ready, you're about to get a nostalgia overload in this place!
  • J Crowleyheart icon on user image
    J CrowleyFebruary 28, 2015
    Don't forget to enter those sweet NBA JAM codes to unlock characters like Bill Clinton. Boomshakalahka!
  • Katy Z.heart icon on user image
    Katy ZackAugust 6, 2014
    Asteroids! Pac-man! Buck hunter! All it needs is photohunt and all my favorite bar games will be in one place!
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportApril 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    What's good here? Buck Hunter HD with a PBR tall boy is what's good here.
  • Sally S.heart icon on user image
    Sally SaApril 14, 2013
    This place is a gem! They also play some sweet old school smiths/morrissey tracks. Love this place!
  • Leigh Anne Z.heart icon on user image
    Leigh Anne ZinsmeisterAugust 17, 2014
    Grab a drink and try your hand at pinball, Frogger and more!
  • Denis S.heart icon on user image
    Denis SosnovtsevJune 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They serve both champagne and 40s here, so you'll find something you like.
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew CAugust 16, 2014
    Go there for Buck Hunter HD, stay for the crazy great Star Trek pinball.
  • Sean C.
    Sean ConnollySeptember 17, 2013
    The have everything. Right down to Paperboy. Need I say more?
  • Larry M.heart icon on user image
    Larry MakFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    They have a hacked Street Fighter 2 from when these machines were so rare they were pirated. If you have any more questions, you are too young.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SosaMay 25, 2016
    They have complimentary popcorn, just have to ask for it.
  • Lucas N.
    Lucas NelsonJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Perry is awesome and will give you pinball tips if you're new to a game.
  • Ben M.heart icon on user image
    Ben MackeyAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap beer on Monday and Tuesday
  • Anupheart icon on user image
    AnupMarch 25, 2015
    Pac man, Punch out and Pinball. Perfect. Oh also beer.
  • Sam S.heart icon on user image
    Sam SamskiesDecember 30, 2012
    Street fighter 2 champion edition with glitch, 90's hip hop classics, ska, beer... Need I say more?
  • Simon F.heart icon on user image
    Simon Favreau-LessardJune 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Play some buck hunter and drink some cheap beer. This is how life was meant to be.
  • Sam B.heart icon on user image
    Sam BrownMay 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    While awaiting your turn on Big Buck HD, pay attention to this advice from 1993 on NBA Jam.
  • Lorenheart icon on user image
    LorenSeptember 20, 2014
    Comfortable bar to sit at when your arm is tired from Big buck hunter.
  • Ryan E.heart icon on user image
    Ryan EickApril 16, 2016
    A fun arcade bar with beer and retro games
  • Patrick H.heart icon on user image
    Patrick HayesJune 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    On Wednesdays, you can flip a coin and win a free beer. Try to win ten in a row like I did that one time.
  • Taylor G.heart icon on user image
    Taylor GerardDecember 19, 2015
    Perfect way to spend an entire day or 8
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniAugust 19, 2013
    Great find. Ask about the happy hour coin flip.
  • James J.heart icon on user image
    James JOctober 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Go here during the day. A lot less crowded.
  • Tracey C.heart icon on user image
    Tracey ChurrayJune 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beers and video games. Two of the 5 food groups!
  • Stephany
    StephanySeptember 9, 2018
    NYC big buck hunter. Yes!
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