Bremerton’s newest arcade has flair for nostalgia

Jason Greye.

Calling all pinball wizards and nostalgic gamers: the arcade tailor-made for you is finally set to open in Bremerton.


Another Castle Arcade Edition will open its doors for the first time at 3 p.m. Thursday, with a full grand opening 24 hours later at 305 Pacific Avenue. It’s full of retro arcade games like Pac-Man and Tetris that will speak to a generation of gamers who grew up on the cusp of the 21st century. But it also has an array of pinball machines whose popularity has been blossoming, according to Jason Greye, its manager.

All that with a full compliment of liquor and local beer on tap.

“You can spin it any way you want, but I’m a nerd bar,” Greye said. “This is a place for people to geek out as much as they want.”

He envisions a pinball league forming likes ones that have exploded around Seattle. He’s also excited to be part of the downtown Bremerton community. He’s forged a partnership with LoveCraft Brewery, in which they’ll be hosting beers on tap in exchange for a pinball machine on loan at the Fifth Street brewhouse.

Big Mario is watching.

And, in one of the more creative uses of window dressing ever realized, visitors can play the Super Nintendo version of Super Mario World while the Pacific Avenue world passes by.

Greye’s been working for 14 months to bring Another Castle to Bremerton. Company management was picking between Bremerton and Everett for their next location, to go with ones in Edmonds and Belligham. A South Kitsap High School class of 1999 graduate, he fought for Bremerton.

The Super Mario World nook.

On the eve of its opening, he’s feeling glad he did. An initial Facebook post announcing the opening has been making the rounds like nothing he’s seen before.

“Nothing we’ve ever done has had this kind of response,” he said.

The arcade is not alone in Bremerton. The Bremerton Beat last year broke news of Quarters Arcade’s arrival on Fourth Street near Park Avenue. And The Coffee Pot Arcade (pictured below) recently opened on Callow Avenue and plans to grow into a space there near Safeway.

Another Castle is limited to those 21 and older. It plans to be open every weekday at 3 p.m. and at noon on weekends. Most every night, it will be open until midnight and sometimes later, Greye said.


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