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Because arcade games are just better with a drink in your hand, here’s our list of the Best Downtown Austin Arcade Bars.

Buffalo Billiards

Over 22,000 square feet of pool, shuffleboard, foosball, pinball, & darts, Buffalo Billiards serves up games in a big way. A real piece of “Wild West” history is located on Austin’s historic Sixth Street district, across from the Driskill hotel. This turn-of-the-century building was built in 1861 by the Ziller Family and named the Missouri House. Touted as Austin’s first boarding house and rumored to be a brothel, many a cowboy had a good time here.

Today, the Missouri House holds a new name: Buffalo Billiards. We continue to carry out the “Wild West” traditions with a modern twist, from dueling pool sharks, shoot outs at the dart boards, or some good old rowdy fun. Come in after a long day at the ranch and experience a bit of history in over 22,000 square feet of entertainment. With over 30 new HD TV’s, every sports package, from college to pro; Buffalo Billiards is the place to “Get Your Game On!”.

Where: 201 E. Sixth St.
Phone: (512) 479-7665
Web: buffalobilliardsaustin.com

Recess Arcade Bar

Recess Arcade Bar

Featuring downtown Austin’s largest collection of arcade games Recess Arcade Bar is located in the heart of 6th Street. Drink specials, great food and a huge variety of old-school arcade games. Recess is more fun as a grown-up. Enjoy classics like Pacman, Donkey Kong, Mrs. Pacman and Gallaga (take a breath) Mortal Kombat, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Golden Tee & Street Fighter 1 and 2.

Where: 222 E. Sixth St.
Phone: (512) 698-9852
Web: recessarcadebar.com

Kung Fu Saloon

Kung Fu Saloon

Kung Fu Saloon is a West 6th Street area watering hole featuring a relaxed atmosphere in downtown Austin. Entertainment includes 14 vintage arcade games like Ms. Pacman, NBA Jam, Street Fighter II, Galaga, Golden Tee, Big Buck Hunter & more. The fun continues with foosball, three original Skee Ball machines (always free!), Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, and board games including Boggle, Dominoes, & Giant Checkers.

Where: 510 Rio Grande St.
Phone: (512) 469-0901
Web: kungfusaloon.com