Pinball? Killer Queen? Killer pizza? Killer drinks? Start Bar STL’s got em!

Story, video and photos by D.L. Perea   If you’re looking for somewhere to spend your federal reserve notes in downtown St. Louis, look no further than Start Bar STL. This cavernous arcade bar features a very well-balanced mix of arcade classics, pinball, skeeball, consoles, and private spaces with table service and console games. In the back on any given night, you’ll find a former … Continue reading Pinball? Killer Queen? Killer pizza? Killer drinks? Start Bar STL’s got em!

Brewcadia – a CBUS Arcade 25 Years in the Making

Story and photos by Daniel Lee Perea October 19th, Barley’s Brewing Company Ale House #1 will celebrate being a restaurant fixture of Columbus’ Short North downtown area for over a quarter century. But Barley’s Brewcadia, their arcade bar expansion upstairs, is less than two years old. Arcade Bar Scene sat down with the general manager, Jason Fabian to find out what made this downtown staple … Continue reading Brewcadia – a CBUS Arcade 25 Years in the Making

Underground Columbus: Inside the Bizarre World of Semi-Illegal Japanese Arcades, Drugs, Pinball Money Laundering, and Death Metal Spice Girls Karaoke

Story and photos by Daniel Lee Perea “Hey come back here. I wanna show you something. Do you smoke up, man?” I was following a strange and eccentric man I’d only just met into a dark alley behind a dumpster in a bad section of town. It led to an empty warehouse. Ordinary people think twice about this sort of thing, but I tend to … Continue reading Underground Columbus: Inside the Bizarre World of Semi-Illegal Japanese Arcades, Drugs, Pinball Money Laundering, and Death Metal Spice Girls Karaoke

The Eerie Stillness of Forgotten & Abandoned Arcade Games

PCMag.com has a feature and gallery of lonely, neglected arcade machine photos taken by a variety of photographers. Over the past decade, daring hobbyists called urban explorers have been documenting the world of abandoned buildings, often sharing photos of their journeys online. On the way, they’ve come across arcade video games that are slowly crumbling away, succumbing to those natural forces. And like rubberneckers at … Continue reading The Eerie Stillness of Forgotten & Abandoned Arcade Games

Yalobusha Brewing Co.

Yalo from Blue Magnolia Films on Vimeo. For years, the only production breweries were along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The founders of Yalobusha Brewing Company wanted to change that, and give a locally brewed beer to the north Mississippi hill country and beyond. So when fate had our managing partner Andy be introduced to Amos, our first brewer, the rest is history!  We quickly learned about the … Continue reading Yalobusha Brewing Co.