About this Business
From Our Editors
Part neighborhood bar, part vintage arcade, Play combines the creature comforts of days past with those of adulthood: arcade games and beer. Taps and cans dispense an ever-rotating reservoir of 30 different beers, and guests can check out the cocktail selection—more than enough liquid confidence to attempt high scores on more than 20 vintage full-sized coin operated games from the 80's and 90's such as Pac-Man, Tekken, and Galaga or compete with friends at skee ball, foosball, or on the regulation arm wrestling table. All around, the thumping bumpers of pinball machines mingle with the clack of pool balls and the hiss of air hockey tables. But beneath the flashing surface of Play is a drive to bring people together.
When not wagering the next round of drinks on a game of hoops, or butting heads in a DJ-accompanied skee-ball tournament, guests can team up to test their luck during bar bingo. Karaoke evenings arm friends instead with microphones so that they can belt out a duet or practice eulogizing each other in front of a rapt audience. Quieter interaction can be found in an '80s-inspired nook, where an original Nintendo and a VHS-player revive summer afternoons spent playing Super Mario Brothers and writing love letters to John Cusack.