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Where to drink and play arcade games

Patrons play games at Shelter Arcade Bar in Providence.
Patrons play games at Shelter Arcade Bar in Providence.Shelter Arcade Bar

Here are the best places to play the biggest selection of classic video arcade games in the region. Some let you drink while you toggle the joystick and save the world; others don’t.

Drink and play

Arcadia National Bar: 24 Preble St., Portland, Maine, www.arcadiaportland.com; 16 arcade games, 18 pinball machines, classic gaming consoles, board games, full bar.

Bit Bar: 50 Saint Peter St., Salem, www.bit.bar ; 28 arcade games, 4 pinball machines, classic gaming consoles, food, full bar.

The Quarters: 8 Railroad St., Hadley, www.hadleyquarters.com; 21 arcade games, food, full bar.

Shelter Arcade Bar: 103 Dike St., Providence, www.shelterarcadebar.com; 27 arcade games, 13 pinball machines, classic gaming consoles, food, full bar.

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other arcade fun

Pinball Wizard Arcade: 150 Bridge St., Pelham, N.H., www.pinballwizardarcade.com; 170 arcade games, 98 pinball machines, other games like Skee-Ball, billiards.

American Classic Arcade Museum at Funspot: 579 Endicott Street North, Laconia (Weirs Beach), N.H., www.classicarcademuseum.org ; 270 arcade games, 25 pinball machines. Funspot’s other offerings include bowling, mini golf, modern video games, ticket redemption games, kiddie rides. Restaurant and tavern downstairs.