Abari Game Bar
Probably my favorite bar/arcade or arcade/bar in Charlotte. They have a great selection of retro, and a few newer, arcade machines as well as pinball. They require a "membership" in order to get in, but it's really just $1 at the door and remember to keep your card. Additionally, they can put a charge on your tab in case you're like me and just don't carry cash for change machines anymore. The biggest perk is that during the day kids are welcome! However, once 5 PM hits they need to find a new place to hang out as it becomes adult time. A great place to stop on your way home from work or just to wait for some traffic to clear.
Never fails for a good time. Cheap beer and pinball games everywhere you look is the perfect remedy for a bored night in. It's the perfect place to bring people to because you can group around on the patio but once you're inside you can split up and enjoy your own time without having to worry about the company you brought. If a game eats your quarter(s) you simply tell the bartenders and they refund you, no questions asked. Just dont lose your membership card or you'll have to pay $1 to get in.
My favorite place to hang out in Charlotte. Great games that are well maintained and consistently rotated out. Friendly staff and patrons. They do cool events also like free food and tournaments.
If you like older arcade games then you have to check it out. Cheap drinks, good atmosphere, mixed crowd. Definitely a good time.
Drinks are crazy expensive but the bartenders know what they're doing. Games are decently priced at 50 cents per credit for pinball machines and 25 cents for anything else