Venture down Fourth Avenue to the hot and happening stretch that includes the El Camino Inn, Dirty Frank’s and Little Palace and you will discover the ‘80s –‘90s throwback fun that is 16-Bit Bar + Arcade. The bar offers a wide selection of beers, an interesting array of cocktails and classic video arcade games (Pac Man, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, Burger Time and Frogger).
Nicole has worked as a bartender for seven years at very different places, but she has found a home in 16-Bit Bar. In the past, she had to adjust her appearance (and hair color) accordingly to the place. “Luckily at 16-bit, I get to be myself. I am part of the original staff members at 16-Bit and I plan to keep it that way! I feel very lucky to be a part of this crew and company,” she said.
The bar features specialty cocktails with fun and familiar names. Old School Cocktails include Kevin Bacon (with real bacon jerky garnish!), John Stamos and Patrick Swayze. New Wave Cocktails include Cyndi Lauper, Punky Brewster and Winnie Cooper. Old School Cocktails are discounted on Tech Tuesdays and New Wave Cocktails are reduced on Tiger Beat Thursdays. Stop in from 8– 11p.m. to get these drink specials for $2 off the regular price.
The games and drinks draw in people from all walks of life. “We all yell at our favorite games, trash talk to our friends and have big dreams of making the leader board,” she said.