For many years, bars have had arcade games for the amusement of customers. Barcades are flipping that arrangement around, Kelm said.”
In the past it would have been a bar that had arcade machines. We’re an industry that is more focused on being an arcade where you can drink,” he said.
The Flipside will be open to youths, too, but at a certain hour the bar will start checking IDs, Kelm said.
Most of the barcade’s machines will cost 50 cents per game, although they might charge 75 cents for newer games, he said. On slower nights, The Flipside will switch to a cover charge and set up all the games to play for free.