Playing an arcade game is the most fun a person can have with a quarter, aside from attempting to rip it in two to impress job interviewers. Save your strength and pick up today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of beer at Fort Sanders Yacht Club, located on the corner of 17th Street and Cumberland Avenue. The Yacht Club quells fidgety hands and mouths with a gaggle of classic arcade games and frothy beer. An unabashed barcade, the Yacht Club houses more than 20 arcade games with $0.25 plays, demolishing any chances of successful laundry days after each visit. Pint-partial competitors can pair their gaming with one of more than 90 beers, available as pints ($4), cans ($2–$4), tall boys ($2–$4), bottles ($2–$6), or 40s ($6), and they can live-blog buddies’ trials and triumphs with the Yacht Club’s complimentary WiFi.
Fort Sanders Yacht Club
After much experimentation, Fort Sanders Yacht Club stumbled upon the perfect formula for a good time: 17 arcade games to the power of 70 beers multiplied by free WiFi and a menu of bar eats. Behind the bar gather drafts, bottles, and cans, ranging from craft beers from Sierra Nevada and New Belgium to old favorites such as Yuengling and Pabst Blue Ribbon. While sipping on their beverages of choice, patrons can immerse themselves in old-school arcade games such as Space Invaders, Tetris, and Donkey Kong for 25 cents a pop, which is the minimum wage for a digital character. Late-night guests hungry after their electronic competitions can check the club's food menu for bar classics that include personal pizzas, egg rolls, and hot dogs.
721 17th St.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916Get Directions