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Joystick Gamebar

Joystick Gamebar

Arcade and Bar
Sweet Auburn, Atlanta
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    "numerous vintage arcade games"(9 Tips)
    Taylor G.
    "Music is a little loud, but how else can you smash a high score?"(3 Tips)
    Talia D.
    "my favorite bars in Atlanta the crowd is a mix of geek"(2 Tips)
    Ben O.
    "not using John Stockton and Karl Malone on NBA Jam"(2 Tips)
41 Tips and reviews
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  • favorite bars in atlanta
  • cocktails
  • whiskey
  • video games
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  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Located on one of Atlanta's most happening streets, Joystick Gamebar has numerous vintage arcade games, board games, and a great cocktail program. (Try the ginger snap slushie.) Read more
  • Magnus V.
    Good hot dogs, OK beer selection, friendly staff. The arcade playing patrons can get a little loud at times.
  • Holly R.
    Holly RoseberryJanuary 27
    Arcade games, cocktails, bartenders
  • Alex R.
    Alex RavenelJanuary 16
    Fun, old arcade games, still just a quarter to play. Drinks are cheap.
  • Jess
    JessNovember 11, 2015
    Dolly Parton pinball machine, ftw.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RudolphOctober 24, 2015
    Cheap (and delicious) cocktails and ARCADE GAMES! Great spot.
  • Govind N.
    Govind NOctober 3, 2015
    Cowboy and Indians
  • Frank L.
    Frank LucasSeptember 27, 2015
    Nice place to go with a group of people, not expensive and good vibe. Eat before you go, food cheap and good but little portion.
  • Imari S.
    Imari SteeleAugust 4, 2015
    This is one of my favorite bars in Atlanta, I love the retro games, craft cocktails, and the burgers.
  • Ben O.
    Ben OliverJuly 26, 2015
    Great games. Go before dinner to avoid the crowds. If you're not using John Stockton and Karl Malone on NBA Jam you're doing it wrong.
  • Mario P.
    Mario PerezJuly 3, 2015
    Great place to hang out and play some old school arcade video games. They also have a selection of fun board games to play. The drinks are decently priced and they have some special cocktails.
    Upvoted Jul 4
  • Micha L.
    Micha LusterJune 25, 2015
    Great craft beers that rotate. Lots of local crafts. Very unique drink selections in general
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BorreMay 31, 2015
    So much greatness!!
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    An arcade for grown-ups in Old Fourth Ward. Joystick Gamebar features lively bar bites (via its innovative Kitchen Incubation Program), creative cocktails, and a collection of vintage games.
  • Kimlee D.
    Kimlee DavisMarch 24, 2015
    VIDEOGAMES!!!!! Classics, pinball machines and rare board games. So much good.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BowenMarch 1, 2015
    Has pure old school video games. Bring your roll of quarters, throw back a couple of libations and shoot for the high scores.
  • Tiffany S.
    Tiffany ScottNovember 17, 2014
    Cheap drinks and old school arcade games
  • Deantre B.
    Deantre BrockSeptember 20, 2014
    Their beer selection is great and those sofas are perfectly comfortable.
  • Christine L.
    Christine LeeAugust 28, 2014
    Tequila makes it better!
  • Talia D.
    Talia DayAugust 12, 2014
    This is one of my favorite bars in Atlanta the crowd is a mix of geek and old school. Classic games and creative drinks makes this a great date night location for geeks and gamers alike.
    Upvoted Jul 4
  • Annie G.
    Annie GreenAugust 7, 2014
    Pacwoman :D
  • Richard E.
    Richard EdwardsMay 2, 2014
    Try out the indie game 'Castle Kong' while you're there. It's free to play while it's still in development.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SheaDecember 5, 2013
    Love! But don't come hungry! Sometimes they sometimes they don't offer ANY food. No RedBull, little vodka, few draft beers, decent whiskey collection, cheap large can beers. Games n atmosphere awesome
  • Meredith J.
    Meredith JNovember 30, 2013
    Awesome concept, terrible bartenders
  • Brian S.
    Brian SheaNovember 25, 2013
    Great 80's and 90's music too!
  • Joel C.
    Joel CorpusOctober 15, 2013
    Pretty fantastic bar-cade that mixes up some stunning bourbon and whiskey concoctions! The classic arcade games are a must to play...from classic Donkey Kong to my all time fave, 4-player X-Men.
  • Maloy J.
    Maloy JuxtaposedWordsAugust 25, 2013
    Metal slug is delicious.
  • Akil B.
    Akil BrooksAugust 16, 2013
    the okonomiyaki fries are brill!
  • ChloeCupcakes L.
    ChloeCupcakes LeeAugust 5, 2013
    Bar with good cocktails? Check. Great bartenders? Check. Bar with arcade games? Check. Now go and try to beat the high scores!
  • Mark S.
    Mark StrudwickJuly 21, 2013
    Super cool atmosphere. Great staff and really, really awesome cocktails. Illegal Food does the eats and their Hank burger made the Thrillist list of top 5 burgers in Atlanta. 100% worth a visit...
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BurkesJune 1, 2013
    This place is amazing!!!
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GiarratanaMay 11, 2013
    Best memory here: my friend turned on Streetlight Manifesto's Point/Counterpoint on the jukebox. The whole bar started singing. Good drinks, good music, good games. Nothing better.
  • TJ
    TJFebruary 19, 2013
    Take me back to my childhood. All I want to do is play arcade games at the mall. Mom! Drop me & my friends off. Love it. And you'll love it too.
  • Milt M.
    Milt MaddoxJanuary 28, 2013
    Awesome Place
  • Eric S.
    Eric SembratDecember 6, 2012
    They have their first pinball machine!
  • Carlton P.
    Carlton ParksOctober 25, 2012
    Best Galaga "fire" button in the city
  • Tori
    ToriOctober 24, 2012
    Rad management, rad staff. Accommodating, welcoming, wonderful. Viva Joystick Gamebar!!!!
  • Taylor G.
    Taylor GOctober 14, 2012
    Great cocktails, great staff! Music is a little loud, but how else can you smash a high score?
  • Eric S.
    Eric SembratOctober 14, 2012
    NBA Jam is finally here!
  • Jes P.
    Jes PulidoSeptember 24, 2012
    Steven & Brandon are cool guys!
  • Johnny M.
    Johnny MartinezSeptember 15, 2012
    Steven will shake his groove thang for a $1
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