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The 1up - LoDo

The 1up - LoDo

Bar and Arcade$$$$
LoDo, Denver
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  • Danielle S.
    "Jenga is a must if you come with friends."(15 Tips)
    *Dominic*
    "Amazing place with great vintage 80s arcade games!"(17 Tips)
    Brittany Z.
    "So fun! Could play Qbert, pin ball & skeeball all night"(7 Tips)
    Brian L.
    "vintage arcade games like Paperboy"(4 Tips)
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  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]November 20, 2012
    You have arrived at the ultimate man cave! Where else can you smash cans of PBR while playing some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Bring lots of quarters if you're planning on defeating the Shredder!
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DuwellOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is so fun & laid back! There is giant jenga, pinball games, skeeball, & all oldschool games. My fav is the 4 person pacman & the photobooth. You can buy maddog by the bottle! Good food too!
  • Franco C.
    Franco CalizJune 26, 2015
    Come with a big ish group and its fun. The 1UP burger is surprisingly good...but will clog your arteries. Get the Mac and cheese wedges, NBA JAM and you're ready to go.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Aj K.
    Aj KochNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best bar in Denver! The crowd is good too. Fewest douchebags in the bar scene in LoDo. Gets pretty crowded Fri and Sat. Better for after work drinks or a first date on a Thursday.
  • Jeremy N.
    Jeremy NessSeptember 5, 2013
    Most AWESOME bar I have ever been to in any city ever!!!!!!! Bartenders are on point, liquor/drink selection is simply insane, and you will not have more fun anywhere else!!!!!!!!!
  • Danielle S.
    Danielle S.August 1, 2013
    Beware! Mixed drinks are the watery here! But, definitely worth the fun. Jenga is a must if you come with friends. Otherwise, have a blast with everything else!
  • Cortney S.
    Cortney ShultzApril 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome bartenders. Good drinks and stuff you can't get anywhere else (Boone's Farm anyone?) and the food is bomb. French fries and grilled cheese all the way!
  • Brian L.
    Brian LeeJuly 27, 2014
    The ultimate throwback Thursday watering hole w/ vintage arcade games like Paperboy, Tapper, Double Dragon, and Mike Tyson's Punchout. As a kid, I had to stand on milk crates just to see the screens.
  • Henry H.
    Henry HuynhMarch 21, 2013
    Blast from the past for the 80's babies. This place is perfect for those who are old enough to enjoy an adult beverage and play some old school arcade games for a quarter.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SelfAugust 31, 2013
    Love the 1UP, but it has lost some of its initial luster. Not nearly as many beautiful people as I remember there being the other times I have gone.
  • Lorraine S.
    Lorraine SMay 8, 2012
    Cheap beers, 80s arcade games (pinball & skee ball too!!) oh & don't forget the giant JENGA!! Love this placeeee :) :)
  • Mercedes K.
    Mercedes KayFebruary 24, 2013
    Try the Ghostbuster Vodka (103proof vodka infused with apple jolly ranchers) mixed with cranberry juice... Candy apple in a glass :)
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RipperApril 6, 2015
    Great mix of people who are awkward and don't understand how bars work and people who take videos of Michael Jackson arcade cabinets.
  • Dusty O.
    Dusty O.November 24, 2011
    40s and bottles of Boone's for $10 are the best non-happy-hour booze for your buck. Don't try to pick up the quarters glued to the floor.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel Roacho Jr.August 23, 2011
    Different, fun place to hang out for a couple drinks. Old school video games (think Pacman) , pinball machines and giant Jenga.
  • Emily G.
    Emily GriffinAugust 10, 2014
    Amazing and inexpensive 80's arcade games. Absolute blast! Reasonable prices on drinks too.
  • Tyana G.
    Tyana GraysonAugust 4, 2013
    This place is awesome! Its all your childhood memories but with booze! Great spot for groups all games take quarter (not tokens)
  • Alanna E.
    Alanna EvermanJuly 15, 2013
    Very chill and fun! Great place to take your date if you want a fun laid back spot!
  • Billy A.
    Billy AmparanoOctober 12
    Ready to Battle it up in some Double Dragon?!?! I bet I can beat your score on paperboy! Grab a Beer and game on!
    Upvoted Nov 2
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PurkettApril 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Come at noon, bring a roll of quarters, pay your meter, tip well, and don't forget to close out your tab!
  • Marco M.
    Marco MaresApril 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    You can buy 40's of Colt .45 and Old English (O.E.) and shots of Mad Dog! All while playing Punch Out or Track & Field. Need I say more.
  • Leah C.
    Leah ConcialdiApril 25, 2011
    Amazing concept for a bar, but they have some novice bartender. They refused my roommate service and accused her of being drunk when she drove us to the bar and was sober.
  • David N.
    David NewellJune 25, 2011
    Really crowded @ capacity actually. The drinks were outrageously priced. Mixed drinks w/3 ingredients were 15 & w/4 ingredients were 20. If it wasnt so packed & drinks were cheaper, could maybe b cool
  • Jeighsen ®.
    Jeighsen ®September 30, 2012
    Great concept. But this place took me back to high school and has the feeling of being at a party with a bunch of douche bags you can't stand.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 10
    The axe game near the entrance has some ridiculously awesome prizes. Check it out!
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BrewsterAugust 20, 2014
    Came with my girlfriend and we had tons of fun! We ate, drank, and played games! What more could you ask for?
  • Ashley W.
    Ashley WardJuly 21, 2015
    Was so excited to play skeeball, and they were all out of order!! Disappointing, but did play an old school ninja turtle game and mortal kombat so that made up for it!!!
  • Jackal
    JackalNovember 25, 2013
    Got kicked out of here with Rob and Gareth of Knife Party, while Internet Friends was being played. Irony at it's finest, but we did beat TMNT. Read more
  • *Dominic*
    *Dominic*November 12, 2011
    Amazing place with great vintage 80s arcade games! 40 ounces are a fixture here!
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PurkettJune 29, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The best cheesesteak in Colorado. Ask for sautéed mushrooms and sautéed chilies!
  • Christian B.
    Christian BakerOctober 16
    Loads of pinball and throwback arcade games to enjoy while you have a PBR.
  • Antony H.
    Antony HerreraApril 14, 2015
    I don't know much about bars, but I enjoyed my time with all these retro games. Would recommend.
  • Kyl B.
    Kyl BellerSeptember 24, 2013
    This spot rules! Strong drinks and cheap arcade games, I had a ball
  • Erin G.
    Erin GApril 10
    All the arcade games you used to play as a child, only now with drinks! 🎮👾🍻
  • Natalie
    NatalieOctober 12, 2015
    Giant jenga games outside, 4 person PacMan, and cheap shots.
  • Tanner N.
    Tanner NallApril 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Epic old school arcades. Track n field, paperboy, and the list goes on. Great spot in lodo
  • Temi T.
    Temi ToriolaOctober 25, 2014
    Get a little alcohol, re-live you childhood, good music...This place is great!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FriebenAugust 22, 2015
    Awesome fun and reasonable prices! Our bartender was awesome!
  • Alex T.
    Alex TookeOctober 16, 2011
    Great place to hang with friends or meet new ones. GREAT place for out of towners looking for local fun.
  • Christopher S.
    This place truly rocks! Pinball, beer and beautiful women. Need I say more.
  • Duncan C.
    Duncan CunninghamApril 5, 2013
    Make sure you get orange juice with you Old English 40 to make it a brass monkey.
  • Mike F.
    Mike FarrarJuly 10, 2013
    Drink some hoppy drafts well playing some classic arcade games or 3 foot jenga.
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney RichmondDecember 15, 2014
    Always packed. Love the tall cans option. Bring ya quarters
  • Wesley M.
    Wesley MilesMay 23, 2011
    Just beat the dogshit out of the high score on 1942...226,800, and still managed to yell Jenga with the people behind me :) I love this place.
  • Leah C.
    Leah ConcialdiApril 25, 2011
    PS--this same bartender handed me the cap of the 40 I ordered so I was able to walk out with out in my purse. Smart bartending skills...
  • Karla R.
    Karla ReddropAugust 30, 2014
    Old school video games and CO microbrews. Smaller than Insert Coins in Vegas
  • Rose H.
    Rose H.March 17, 2013
    Mixed drinks are way overpriced, as previously mentioned. Skeeball is grand as always
  • 🎯Eric💀 .
    🎯Eric💀 🐙Hinderberger👽May 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    bar-cade ! saahhwweett! vintage games are no longer the rage its a lifestyle ! plust GIGANTUAN BINGO ! Read more
  • Priscilla C.
    Priscilla CybinApril 17, 2015
    Don't get ugh spring rolls, they are mushy the last time I had them. The fries are dope tho ...
  • M . P.
    M . P.October 19, 2011
    Play the games. don't be a douche and play jenga. Also, the hot dogs are yum!
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