Boxcar Bar + Arcade, Raleigh

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  • We walked in as the bar/arcade opened, free popcorn is available and a nice surprise. Tons of games from skeeball, air hockey to classics of pac man & mortal kombat. Bartenders super friendly we were ...  more »
  • In town for 1 night and stopped at the BBQ place next door for dinner. I've been looking for a place like this (with lots of '80s games) for a long time. The games still only cost 25 cents for the mos...  more »
  • This was a fun stop on our afternoon in Raleigh. Recommended by our family who lives here, we brought our 12 year old to play in the arcade, while we enjoyed beer on the Patton surrounded by college s...  more »
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  • This place was great. They had some really well maintained cabinet games. Pinball needed some love. Sticky buttons and just poor content games. Patio was beautiful and so was my bartender .
  • I'm not a big video game guy, but this was a great time. My friends were showing me around town and they picked the spot. The game options are pretty vast. I little bit of everything for everybody. They were showing the Thursday Night Football, so I had something to do when I used up my $10. Free popcorn is also a plus!
  • Boxcar does the Arcade Bar thing PERFECTLY. A lot of games from different genres, some physical games (including giant jenga outside!), and even a couple of free consoles (though you'll probably never play if you get there when it's at least remotely crowded). The games are cheap except for pinball, but who needs those, the bar staff is attentive, and the atmosphere is great. The drinks are a bit pricey for Raleigh but par for Downtown, and there will be a lot of kids there during days. Those are small gripes, though: this place is GREAT!
  • This place is a real blast from the past. They have all of the classic arcade games you grew up loving and a whole lot more. Plenty of pinball machines as well. And the place is just a fun environment with people who are dressed to impress.
  • Tons of arcade style games to choose from and it's at a good spot of town. It was packed when I was there, though, which made it hard to get a drink, move around, or even enjoy some of the more popular games. Overall, cool spot.

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