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Boxcar Bar + Arcade, Raleigh

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#3 of 12 in Nightlife in Raleigh
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  • If its Sunday and you're parched go to BoxCar, end of story. Great brunch atmosphere and drink specials anyone can afford. Did I mention the $1 mimosas? Well, they have them on Sundays and would recom...  more »
  • Great arcade games, and reasonable prices to get coins! Very fun inside, loved the characters painted on the walls.  more »
  • My son who is stationed at Seymour Johnson AF Base recommended this place as he came with my daughter 1 year prior. At first I was not overly impressed but once I started playing the games, we had a t...  more »
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  • The last time I was there, I ordered a beer and tipped well on it. I usually go with a group of friends, but this time I was on my own so I ask a guy at the bar to watch after my beer while I go to the john. I come back and my beer is gone. I ask the bartender what happened and I find out that she took my beer and threw it away. I understand that they have to do this, and I don't blame them for doing their job, but they were extremely rude to me when I asked about what happened. I was treated like a criminal, or like I was trying to steal from the establishment. I was just upset about my beer being taken from me. I used to go twice a week, sometimes more, but they won't be getting my business anymore. It's a shame. I used to really enjoy this place, but they don't treat people well anymore. When the redheaded guy with the goatee quit everything went downhill.
  • Its a downtown fun house. The place is loaded with arcade games, from traditional PacMan to newer Jurassic Park simulations. The beers on tap are wide in variety and consistently rotating. Each day there's a new special and they are worth the wait ($3 pint night Tuesday)! And that's without mention of he free fresh popcorn. Games are cheap, during the day time it's very family friendly, and IDs get checked after dinner time. I would avoid being there on weekends as it's typically packed. Overall, one of my favorite places to be in Raleigh.
  • It's a pretty chill place. They have lots of 90s games like Street Fighter Alpha, and Gauntlet Legends to mention a few. Free pop corn is always a plus. The drinks are OK priced, not the cheapest but you get about $1 in token when you buy a drink so it evens out some what. Lots of college people so it's a great place to day drink. Lots of parking near by but most of you have to pay unless you get there really early then it's free (curb side).
  • We love this place have been going here for a long time with the wife. Thursday's and Sunday's are awesome! Great staff and awesome drinks to pair with the cool vintage games.
  • I love going here, but avoid visiting on the weekend because it gets so packed and it's hard to play the games (or sometimes even move around). Thursday nights are skeeball tournaments - super fun and less crowded. It's also a great date spot because it's more interactive than just grabbing a drink somewhere else.