Videogame aficionados unite at Pixel Battles, where Xbox 360s, Wii Us, PlayStation 3s, Kinects, 3D gaming, and a retro room tempt fingers with the newest digital challenges. One of the only video game venues in the area allows players to cozy up to black leather chairs and plasma TV screens to test their skills. Gamers can settle into the latest games with friends on multiple plasma TV screens. In addition to individual gaming, Pixel Battles also hosts themed birthday parties, special events, and tournaments to help gamers battle in healthy competition.
Players plugs gamers into a cavalcade of entertaining diversions while fueling competitive spirits with eats and drinks from a menu of pub mainstays. Satisfy pin-busting urges by bowling on one of 12 sleek lanes ($2–$4.75/game per person; $2.50/shoe rental). Each lane sports a massive flat-screen hovering above pins, helping bowlers catch the game while dominating their own opponents. Decamp to Players’ billiards lounge for lessons on trick shots, geometry, or the mating habits of eight-balls staged atop one of the contemporary pool tables ($8–$10/hr.). Players' bar and dining area basks under warm amber lights punctuated by the blue glow of 25 sports-affixed TV screens. Gab with old colleagues about advancements in office pranks over frothy brews (bottle $3.25–$4; draft $3.50–$4.50), goblets of vino ($5+), or one of 10 burgers ($8.99–$10.99). The under-21 set stays occupied in the 8 Ball Lounge, a youth-friendly hideaway packed with shuffleboard tables and sleek seating.
The Dublin Pub has been serving traditional pub fare and a large selection of brews for the past 27 years. The uninitiated may be overwhelmed by the 59 beers on tap and the innumerable cocktail combos staring defiantly from behind the polished wood bar; simplify and stay local with offerings from Oregon breweries such as Full Sail and Mt. Hood. After funneling down frothy brews, guests can delve into dining with a menu featuring a who's who of comfort food, such as fish and chips ($11.50), the corned beef sandwich ($6), and four different burger permutations, including the Irishman's Supper burger, topped with cheddar, egg, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onions, and Thousand Island dressing ($7.75).