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Joystick Gamebar

Joystick Gamebar

Arcade and Bar · Sweet Auburn
427 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–2:30 AM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Joystick Gamebar -- the only spot in Atlanta dedicated to classic arcade games and delicious cocktails. Every game is only a quarter so raid your son's piggy bank and hold off on laundry an extra week because you've got beer to drink and high scores to conquer!


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    Joel C.
    "classic arcade games"(8 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)
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  • Holly R.

    Arcade games, cocktails, bartenders

    Holly Roseberry · 1 week ago
  • Alex R.

    Fun, old arcade games, still just a quarter to play. Drinks are cheap.

    Alex Ravenel · 3 weeks ago
  • Jessica D.

    Dolly Parton pinball machine, ftw.

    Jessica D · November 11, 2015
  • Ashley R.

    Cheap (and delicious) cocktails and ARCADE GAMES! Great spot.

    Ashley Rudolph · October 24, 2015
  • Govind N.

    Cowboy and Indians

    Govind N · October 3, 2015
  • Frank L.

    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.

    Frank Lucas · September 27, 2015
  • Imari S.

    This is one of my favorite bars in Atlanta, I love the retro games, craft cocktails, and the burgers.

    Imari Steele · August 4, 2015
  • Ben O.

    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.

    Ben Oliver · July 26, 2015
  • Mario P.

    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.

    Mario Perez · July 3, 2015
  • Micha L.

    Great craft beers that rotate. Lots of local crafts. Very unique drink selections in general

    Micha Luster · June 25, 2015
  • Jessica B.

    So much greatness!!

    Jessica Borre · May 31, 2015
  • 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.

    Creative Loafing Atlanta · May 14, 2015
  • Kimlee D.

    VIDEOGAMES!!!!! Classics, pinball machines and rare board games. So much good.

    Kimlee Davis · March 24, 2015
  • Eric B.

    Has pure old school video games. Bring your roll of quarters, throw back a couple of libations and shoot for the high scores.

    Eric Bowen · March 1, 2015
  • Tiffany S.

    Cheap drinks and old school arcade games

    Tiffany Scott · November 17, 2014
  • Deantre B.

    Their beer selection is great and those sofas are perfectly comfortable.

    Deantre Brock · September 20, 2014
  • Christine L.

    Tequila makes it better!

    Christine Lee · August 28, 2014
  • Talia D.

    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.

    Talia Day · August 12, 2014
  • Annie G.

    Pacwoman :D

    Annie Green · August 7, 2014
  • Richard E.

    Try out the indie game 'Castle Kong' while you're there. It's free to play while it's still in development.

    Richard Edwards · May 2, 2014
  • Brian S.

    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

    Brian Shea · December 5, 2013
  • Meredith J.

    Awesome concept, terrible bartenders

    Meredith J · November 30, 2013
  • Brian S.

    Great 80's and 90's music too!

    Brian Shea · November 25, 2013
  • Joel C.

    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.

    Joel Corpus · October 15, 2013
  • Maloy J.

    Metal slug is delicious.

    Maloy JuxtaposedWords · August 25, 2013
  • Akil B.

    the okonomiyaki fries are brill!

    Akil Brooks · August 16, 2013
  • ChloeCupcakes L.

    Bar with good cocktails? Check. Great bartenders? Check. Bar with arcade games? Check. Now go and try to beat the high scores!

    ChloeCupcakes Lee · August 5, 2013
  • Mark S.

    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...

    Mark Strudwick · July 21, 2013
  • Valerie B.

    This place is amazing!!!

    Valerie Burkes · June 1, 2013
  • Sarah G.

    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.

    Sarah Giarratana · May 11, 2013
  • TJ

    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.

    TJ · February 19, 2013
  • Milt M.

    Awesome Place

    Milt Maddox · January 28, 2013
  • Eric S.

    They have their first pinball machine!

    Eric Sembrat · December 6, 2012
  • Carlton P.

    Best Galaga "fire" button in the city

    Carlton Parks · October 25, 2012
  • Tori

    Rad management, rad staff. Accommodating, welcoming, wonderful. Viva Joystick Gamebar!!!!

    Tori · October 24, 2012
  • Taylor G.

    Great cocktails, great staff! Music is a little loud, but how else can you smash a high score?

    Taylor G · October 14, 2012
  • Eric S.

    NBA Jam is finally here!

    Eric Sembrat · October 14, 2012
  • Jes P.

    Steven & Brandon are cool guys!

    Jes Pulido · September 24, 2012
  • Johnny M.

    Steven will shake his groove thang for a $1

    Johnny Martinez · September 15, 2012

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