Video game bar arcade
The 1up - Colfax2
Why locals love it
The usual scenario: you go out to see a band or dj, the show ends, the lights go up, and you slowly leave the club with your friends. Not at The 1up. In addition to serving drinks and hosting live bands and dj's spanning most every genre, this joint is packed with 50 classic arcade games and 19 pinball machines to keep you entertained all night.
Why you should visit it
As a kid you may have learned how much fun Donkey Kong or Mario Bros. can be after midnight, but at that time you were probably alone in your quiet home or perhaps with a few close friends. You were also likely sober. At The 1up you can relive the best aspects of those memories, plus meet new friends over a drink in the process.
There's another location at 1925 Blake St. in lower downtown.