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Arcade MTL Retro Video Game Bar Comes to Quartier Latin April 1

In the former Exit Bar

Like this, but with more beer
Like this, but with more beer
Arcade MTL

After a lot of advance publicity and permit troubles, a retro video arcade bar has finally set a date. Arcade MTL will open on April 1 in the Quartier Latin. The long anticipated project will take over from Exit Bar & Spectacles. Management announced today that for a $5 entry fee, patrons will enjoy access to about fifteen retro arcade games and a host of console games. The bar will sell beers and cocktails.

Another gamer-centric bar is located on Ontario, around the corner from the proposed Arcade MTL. Nexus SmartBar serves beer, game-themed cocktails, and seeks to "promote and bolster a wholesome gaming lifestyle by giving each and every enthusiast the opportunity to manifest his passion for video games." Time will tell how the two projects co-exist in such close proximity in a part of the city choked with student bars. Back in January, North Star, a bar and bona fide homage to retro pinball machines, opened in the former Korova in the Plateau.

Photo credit: Arcade MTL

Photo credit: Arcade MTL

EXIT - Bar & Spectacles

2031 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 3K8 (514) 507-5670

Nexus SmartBar

323, rue Ontario Est, Montreal, QC H2X 1H7 (438) 822-3827 Visit Website