Bars Sam Summers, Josh Ivey and Rafe Mateer, co-owners of Wooly's and Up-Down.

Sam Summers, Josh Ivey and Rafe Mateer, co-owners of Wooly's and Up-Down.

Up-Down video game bar opening Friday

Published on October 8th, 2013 | by Joe Lawler

Up-Down, the “barcade” located in the former The Underground space at 500 E. Locust St., will open for business at 5 p.m. Friday. The bar was recently bought by the owners of Wooly’s.

The first 50 people in the door will get 10 free tokens (each game is one token or a quarter). DJs Tone Zone and Whirling Licorice (Bob Nastanovich from Pavement) will be spinning from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Up-Down features more than 40 arcade video games along with six pinball games and skee-ball alleys from the old Riverview amusement park. In case you were wondering, yes Up-Down does have the complete six-player X-Men game. It also has more than 20 craft beers on tap. The bar will open at 5 p.m. seven days a week. For more info go to updowndsm.com.


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