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Sun Sentinel: ‘Bar-cades’ in South Florida – Lost Weekend

“First opening its doors in Miami Beach in 1996, Lost Weekend has games both old and new. Pac-Man, Galaga, Tekken, Mortal Kombat and other vintage arcade games line the wall while pool, Foosball and air-hockey tables fill the room.

“Although we are more of a pool hall than an arcade bar, the games are a big part of our draw,” said Scott Frielich, vice president of Subculture Restaurant Group which owns the bar.

Frielich said Mortal Kombat and Skee-Ball are the most popular games, but everyone typically makes their way around the room, giving each of the roughly 20 games a shot. Each varies in price, with a round of pool costing $2 and arcade games ranging from 25 to 50 cents. No tokens here. The games only accept quarters, so don’t forget to bring some change.

Quarters will also come in handy if you want to make a song request. Lost Weekend has a CD jukebox with about 100 selections. There is a full-service bar with local beers and cocktails. It also has a small menu serving Mexican street food.

Lost Weekend set-up camp at its West Palm Beach location on Clematis Street about two years ago. It also recently announced the opening of a third location next year in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park. Frielich said it will be the company’s largest bar, featuring vintage Skee Ball and a ping-pong table.”

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