Hey! Do you like arcades? Do you like bars? Do you like arcade bars? Well, you’re in luck, because Milwaukee first dedicated retro arcade bar, 1983 Arcade Bar, is set to open Thursday, December 21. Morgan and Michael Sampson are the owners of 1983, which is located in the former site of Lucille’s Piano Bar, 1110 N. Old World Third St. The business was first announced back in September. (Another arcade bar, Up-Down MKE, is expected to open in the old Comedy Cafe on Brady Street in 2018.)

A grand opening celebration will begin at 4 p.m. Twenty free tokens will be given the first 50 customers. All-night happy hours deals will include $1 off all beers, $2 off cocktails, and $3 speciality shots. Oh! All arcade games will be 25¢. YES.

What games will 1983 have, you ask? Here they are:

Indiana Jones Pinball
Bubble Hockey
Star Wars Trilogy Arcade
Dig Dug
Joust
Donkey Kong
Big Buck Hunter
Harley-Davidson & L.A. Riders
X-Men
Cruise’n USA
Burger Time
Pac Man
Street Fighter II
The Simpsons
Operation Wolf
Ms. Pac Man
TMNT Arcade
Tapper
Galaga
Double Dragon
Crazy Taxi
NBA Jam

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Matt Wild
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In his spare time, Matt Wild enjoys collecting 8-bit Nintendo games (emulation is for creeps) and fondly remembering the time Milwaukee weatherman Vince Condella caused a stir at his Catholic grade school by showing up with an earring. He lives on Milwaukee's East Side.