Another arcade is coming to downtown Bremerton

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Developments in Bremerton seem to come in twos these days. Both Ace and Henery Hardware opened on opposite sides of town within a month of each other in 2014; two fledgling breweries — Wobbly Hops and LoveCraft — both decided to wade into the downtown market at nearly the same time. And, where there was one arcade that opened downtown in the spring, there will now be two.

Another Castle Arcade Edition is coming to 305 Pacific Avenue, former home of Alchemy Tattoo & Gallery.

The Edmonds-based adult “barcade,” which started as a video store in 2006, expanded to serve drinks to its gaming customers. They’ll soon open similar barcades in Bellingham and Bremerton, according to Jason Alloway Greye, the company’s district manager.  The expansion speaks to the state of the industry, he said.

“Demand is growing exponentially,” he said.

Greye, who happens to be from Bremerton, pitched the idea to the company to give downtown Bremerton a try. He sees a city that needs more for younger people — those over 21 — to do. Plus, he figured there’s plenty of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard workers nearby that would want to give the place a try as well.

Like Quarters Arcade around the corner, there will be a mix of old and new games. You’ll be able to play about a dozen pinball machines and around 30 arcade games.

“We focus on classic and retro but not exclusively,” Greye said.

Bremerton’s will be the only location with a full bar, he added.

They plan to open in November.

4 thoughts on “Another arcade is coming to downtown Bremerton

    1. I disagree. It may not be exactly what you want but others might enjoy it! Better than a vacant building. If you’re so offended I suggest you open the business you want instead of being negative.

    2. Oh heavens!

      A place for people to come spend money and have a good time occupying a space that has been empty for some time?

      The Horror, Glen, the absolute HORROR!

  1. As someone who grew up in that area I would have killed to have a barcade when I was younger. Bremerton needs more sociable local businesses like this . Can’t wait to see you open!

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