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Twincade bar brings vintage arcade games, craft beer to Griffith
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Twincade bar brings vintage arcade games, craft beer to Griffith

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Griffith has “leveled up” with an arcade bar, a trendy concept that started in the hipster neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brookyln and has gained popularity in Chicago and other big cities.

Twincade opens at 4 p.m. Monday at 108 N. Broad Street downtown. The nostalgia-themed bar and restaurant will feature local craft beer, artisanal cocktails and the retro video games that once were common in arcades.

Owners Philip and Patricia Sidener launched the business, which will feature more than 40 pinball and arcade games like Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., and Pac-Man. It will have 20 taps with craft beer, with a focus on breweries within a four-hour radius of Griffith, such as Devil’s Trumpet Brewing and Burn ‘Em Brewing. The bar will also serve small-batch liquors and artisanal cocktails made with herbs and fresh juices.

Twincade will have a full-service restaurant with a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches and vegan items. The main attraction is vintage video games like Galaga and Dragon’s Lair that will cost a quarter token to play, and pinball games like Ghost Busters and Metallica

It’s just the latest trendy business to open in downtown Griffith, which is now home to craft breweries, vinyl record stores, a juicery and the popular Grindhouse Cafe.

The bar will be open daily from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m., and children accompanied by parents are welcome until 9 p.m.

For more information, visit twincade.com, call (219) 237-9980, or find Twincade on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.

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