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Joystick Gamebar

Joystick Gamebar

Arcade and Bar
Sweet Auburn, Atlanta
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    PJ W.
    "Cocktails, fries,arcade games, throwback board games, fun staff"(11 Tips)
    Mario P.
    "They also have a selection of fun board games to play."(8 Tips)
    Taylor G.
    "Music is a little loud, but how else can you smash a high score?"(3 Tips)
    Talia D.
    "my favorite bars in Atlanta the crowd is a mix of geek"(2 Tips)
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  • David Orland B.heart icon on user image
    David Orland BrownMarch 19, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Bar in Edgewood. Joystick Gamebar has an assortment of games, attractions and interactive experiences. Highly recommended.
  • Mario P.heart icon on user image
    Mario PerezJuly 3, 2015
    Great place to hang out and play some old school arcade video games. They also have a selection of fun board games to play. The drinks are decently priced and they have some special cocktails.
  • Talia D.heart icon on user image
    Talia DayAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is one of my favorite bars in Atlanta the crowd is a mix of geek and old school. Classic games and creative drinks makes this a great date night location for geeks and gamers alike.
  • Mark S.heart icon on user image
    Mark StrudwickJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Super cool atmosphere. Great staff and really, really awesome cocktails. Illegal Food does the eats and their Hank burger made the Thrillist list of top 5 burgers in Atlanta. 100% worth a visit...
  • Pooja S.
    Pooja SharmaJuly 14, 2018
    Good craft cocktails, and a great arcade game selection. Board games are basic but drink Jenga is 👌. I prefer getting there earlier bc hey let rude belligerent drunks hang out. They have a 💃room too
  • Paula M.heart icon on user image
    Paula MadeiraAugust 27, 2017
    Fun and cool bar, with a lot of arcade machines and some board games. There isn't a lot of places to sit though. $0,25 to play each game. DONT ask for the cheapest shot on the menu, it is awful 😖
  • Joel C.
    Joel CorpusOctober 15, 2013
    Pretty fantastic bar-cade that mixes up some stunning bourbon and whiskey concoctions! The classic arcade games are a must to play...from classic Donkey Kong to my all time fave, 4-player X-Men.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian SheaDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love! But don't come hungry! Sometimes they sometimes they don't offer ANY food. No RedBull, little vodka, few draft beers, decent whiskey collection, cheap large can beers. Games n atmosphere awesome
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    An arcade for grown-ups in Old Fourth Ward. Joystick Gamebar features lively bar bites (via its innovative Kitchen Incubation Program), creative cocktails, and a collection of vintage games.
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Located on one of Atlanta's most happening streets, Joystick Gamebar has numerous vintage arcade games, board games, and a great cocktail program. (Try the ginger snap slushie.) Read more
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GiarratanaMay 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best memory here: my friend turned on Streetlight Manifesto's Point/Counterpoint on the jukebox. The whole bar started singing. Good drinks, good music, good games. Nothing better.
  • Amanda N.heart icon on user image
    Amanda NouhanAugust 21, 2017
    Although it's a little pricey, they have a solid drink and board game selection. Arcade games are usually being played, so be prepared to wait.
  • Fred D.heart icon on user image
    Fred DinklerJune 1, 2023
    Good games, good people, good drinks, good bar food, what's not to love!
  • Ben O.heart icon on user image
    Ben OliverJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great games. Go before dinner to avoid the crowds. If you're not using John Stockton and Karl Malone on NBA Jam you're doing it wrong.
  • Frank L.heart icon on user image
    Frank LucasSeptember 27, 2015
    Nice place to go with a group of people, not expensive and good vibe. Eat before you go, food cheap and good but little portion.
  • Imari S.heart icon on user image
    Imari SteeleAugust 4, 2015
    This is one of my favorite bars in Atlanta, I love the retro games, craft cocktails, and the burgers.
  • Micha L.heart icon on user image
    Micha LusterJune 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great craft beers that rotate. Lots of local crafts. Very unique drink selections in general
  • Eric B.heart icon on user image
    Eric BowenMarch 1, 2015
    Has pure old school video games. Bring your roll of quarters, throw back a couple of libations and shoot for the high scores.
  • TJheart icon on user image
    TJFebruary 19, 2013
    Take me back to my childhood. All I want to do is play arcade games at the mall. Mom! Drop me & my friends off. Love it. And you'll love it too.
  • PJ W.heart icon on user image
    PJ WalkerAugust 8, 2017
    Cocktails, fries,arcade games, throwback board games, fun staff
  • ChloeCupcakes L.
    ChloeCupcakes LeeAugust 5, 2013
    Bar with good cocktails? Check. Great bartenders? Check. Bar with arcade games? Check. Now go and try to beat the high scores!
  • Magnus V.
    Magnus VojbackeMay 7, 2016
    Good hot dogs, OK beer selection, friendly staff. The arcade playing patrons can get a little loud at times.
  • Jon F.heart icon on user image
    Jon FetchMarch 28, 2023
    Chill dive bar w a nerdy/gamer vibe. Everything’s $.25 to play! I wasted a lot of time here waiting for my gf to be out of her work conference
  • Deantre B.heart icon on user image
    Deantre BrockSeptember 20, 2014
    Their beer selection is great and those sofas are perfectly comfortable.
  • Ashley R.heart icon on user image
    Ashley RudolphOctober 24, 2015
    Cheap (and delicious) cocktails and ARCADE GAMES! Great spot.
  • Taylor G.
    Taylor GOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great cocktails, great staff! Music is a little loud, but how else can you smash a high score?
  • Kimlee D.heart icon on user image
    Kimlee DavisMarch 24, 2015
    VIDEOGAMES!!!!! Classics, pinball machines and rare board games. So much good.
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RavenelJanuary 16, 2016
    Fun, old arcade games, still just a quarter to play. Drinks are cheap.
  • Tori
    ToriOctober 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Rad management, rad staff. Accommodating, welcoming, wonderful. Viva Joystick Gamebar!!!!
  • Tiffany S.heart icon on user image
    Tiffany ScottNovember 17, 2014
    Cheap drinks and old school arcade games
  • Holly R.heart icon on user image
    Holly RoseberryJanuary 27, 2016
    Arcade games, cocktails, bartenders
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian SheaNovember 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great 80's and 90's music too!
  • Akil B.
    Akil BrooksAugust 16, 2013
    the okonomiyaki fries are brill!
  • Meredith J.
    Meredith JNovember 30, 2013
    Awesome concept, terrible bartenders
  • Carlton P.
    Carlton ParksOctober 25, 2012
    Best Galaga "fire" button in the city
  • Annie G.heart icon on user image
    Annie GreenAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pacwoman :D
  • Jessheart icon on user image
    JessNovember 11, 2015
    Dolly Parton pinball machine, ftw.
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BorreMay 31, 2015
    So much greatness!!
  • Eric D.heart icon on user image
    Eric DoliveOctober 25, 2016
    They have Rastan!
  • Eric S.heart icon on user image
    Eric SembratDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    They have their first pinball machine!
  • Maloy J.
    Maloy JuxtaposedWordsAugust 25, 2013
    Metal slug is delicious.
  • Christine L.
    Christine LeeAugust 28, 2014
    Tequila makes it better!
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BurkesJune 1, 2013
    This place is amazing!!!
  • Johnny M.heart icon on user image
    Johnny MartinezSeptember 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Steven will shake his groove thang for a $1
  • Milt M.
    Milt MaddoxJanuary 28, 2013
    Awesome Place
  • Jes P.heart icon on user image
    Jes PulidoSeptember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Steven & Brandon are cool guys!
  • Eric S.heart icon on user image
    Eric SembratOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    NBA Jam is finally here!
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