EightyTwo & LA’s Alcohol Arcade

The arcades with alcohol scene has been around for many years in other cities around the world.  However, it has recently made a splash in Los Angeles.

EightyTwo Los Angeles
The bar and main room

EightyTwo is located on the border of the Arts District and Little Tokyo areas of Downtown Los Angeles.  EightyTwo serves alcoholic beverages and the place is filled with vintage arcade games.  So what can you expect from EightyTwo?  Hipsters.  Lots of fucking hipsters.  The whole concept of the bar just screams fanny packs, curl mustaches and skinny jeans.

The arcade bar is split up into three rooms.  The main room with the vintage video games and bar, the pinball room and the patio.  The majority of the games are a quarter to play but the pin balls are two quarters.  How do you indicate if you want next?  You put a quarter on the game.  Old school rules.  There’s a big projection of Street Fighter above the bar.  However, the crowd is spread around the three rooms.

EightyTwo Los Angeles
Michelin starred chef

With that, you get a certain crowd.  The gamers, nerds, virgins, yappies (look it up on YouTube), and let’s not forget the hipsters with fanny packs.  Think Comic Con without the cosplay but with fanny packs and mustaches/breads.  The drinks are pretty pricey.so expect to pay anywhere up to $15-20 for a cocktail and $10 for a beer.  It’s LA.

Lastly, to top it off, EightyTwo has a gourmet hot dog chef making LA street dogs with the freshest and organic ingredients from Whole Foods.  There are vegan options and it comes with a yoga pose and a complementary group picture taken by the chef.

Overall, EightyTwo epitomizes an LA bar scene.  The hipsters, the gourmet LA street dogs, vegan options, yoga poses, and overpriced drinks.  Fucking hipsters.

EightyTwo Los Angeles
The Organic LA Street Dog. Those chips are glutin free

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    Service - 6/10
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    Decor - 6/10
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    Drinks - 5/10
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Summary

EightyTwo is the mecca for hipsters who were doing cosplays before it was cool. The expensive drinks and vintage video games is expected at a bar near the Art District. In addition, throw in a gourmet LA street dog chef and you get instant street cred.

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