This is the first Bar Arcade in the Philippines we’ve been waiting for!

Quit playing games with our heart. Play games instead.

Versus Barcade – Uptown Parade

All work no play makes Jack a dull boy, and the same applies to us. Take a step back in time and into Versus Barcade, the first bar-arcade in the Philippines where you can eat, drink, and play. Serving classic drinks from a wide selection of alcohol and even more classic arcade games like PacMan, Street Fighter, NBA Jam, Pinball, and more – you name it, they have it.

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Click the ‘Start’ button to play and press ‘X’ to enter its doors to a massive space where you can choose your adventure. Straight to the bar, up the glowing stairs for the VIP area, or left and into the Games Room. Decked out with neon-lit accents and a mural of Space Invaders on the wall to highlight its charm, the brick walls, low lighting, and overall ambience were inspired by the hip bars of New York.

Fun fact: The golden pipes were supposed to be hidden or enclosed, but the owners kept them due to their resemblance to the Super Mario games.
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Serving you all the classic cocktails you could ask for, they’ve got an impressive signatures that are inspired by arcade games such as the Street Fighter-inspired Hadouken, Killer Instinct, Defender, 1UP, Mario-inspired Yoshipolitan, Mario’s Negroni, and Luigi’s Palomarita. Going head-to-head with a friend? They’ve also got unique matching drinks for two called the Versus Tiki, in tiki glasses inspired by Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy. They also offer bespoke cocktails, so feel free to tell the mixologists what mood you’re in and get a drink you didn’t even know you wanted.

Insider tip: Try all of their secret drinking challenges set according to difficulty, including the "Gotta Catch Em All" Challenge, the PAC MAN Challenge, and the Super Challenge, and the Shot Fighter.
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Photo from Versus Barcade
Photo from Versus Barcade
Photo from Versus Barcade

The arcade games won’t be the only blast from the past you’ll get. Enjoy good beats featuring music from the ’80s through mid-2000s, ranging from hiphop, R&B, new wave, and more. Want to press pause and take a breather? Head to their Smoking Room and Vape Shop at the end of the games corridor, and even get the chance to buy some juice.

Photo from @mikerosal_

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G/F Uptown Parade, 9th Ave cor 38th St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

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