Photos: Pins Mechanical Co & 16 Bit + Bar Arcade Opens in Nashville

16 Bit Bar - Miechanical Pins

Pins Mechanical Co. and 16-Bit Bar + Arcade officially opened their doors in Nashville’s The Gulch neighborhood on Friday, October 25 at 5:00 p.m.

Located at 1102 Grundy Street, these entertainment concepts share a combined 30,000 square foot space filled with old school games, duckpin bowling, and hand-crafted cocktails. From bar-going veterans to arcade game novices, the playful vibe is for players of all types.

Regular hours are Monday-Wednesday 4pm-1am, Thursday-Friday 4pm-2:30am, Saturday 12pm-2:30am and Sunday 12pm-1am.

Here are 8 things to know about Pins Mechanical & 16-Bit Bar Arcade 

  1. Pins is a social destination featuring ‘old school’ entertainment options like 16 lanes of duckpin bowling, 20 pinball machines, bocce ball, Connect Four and giant Jenga, as well as craft beer and handcrafted classic cocktails.
  2. Try some duckpin bowling or classic pinball, all while sipping on a wide selection of beers and themed drinks that will transport you back in time to 1950’s counter culture.
  3. Duckpin lanes are on a first come, first serve basis. No bowling shoes required
  4. Redefining how a night out is best played, 16-Bit is a retro watering hole offering classic arcade games, old-school cocktails and an awesome beer selection.
  5. With a name coined from the computer architecture that several of our vintage arcade games were built on, 16-Bit Bar + Arcade appeals to those looking for an alternative to the monotonous. From bar-going veterans to young open-minded, beer-centric types, to arcade game novices and enthusiasts, the nostalgic and playful vibe is for players of all types.
  6. 16-Bit boasts more than 30 old-school arcade games, including such classics as Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Space Invaders, as well as video game consoles like Nintendo & Sega and several pinball machines. Games are free with the purchase of a beverage.
  7. With pop-culture inspired cocktails, 36 craft beers on tap and mocktails, you’ll never be thirsty at 16-Bit.
  8. “Old school cocktails” on the menu are named for actors popular in the 1980s, including Kevin Bacon, Burt Reynolds and Patrick Swayze. “New wave cocktails” honor female stars such as Molly Ringwald, Janet Jackson and Cyndi Lauper.

See photos below, courtesy of Rise Brands.