The Oasis at Sawgrass Mills Mall
2608 Sawgrass Mills Circle
Sunrise, FL 33323
Located in one of the widest and most assorted malls in Florida, Gameroom is the place to find one of the widest varieties of arcade games a player could possibly imagine. The presence of large flat-screen TVs allows for friends to spend a good afternoon or watch a game. If games are your thing, what better than planning your birthday party at the Gameroom?
729 S.W. 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
Don’t let the name fool you, the Blackbird Ordinary is anything but ordinary, offering fresh cocktails, live music (including such artists as Questlove) and of course, games. From jenga, to dominoes, to ping-pong tables, this place has a variety of gaming options to squash your boredom. With something for all party tastes, bring all your friends to the Blackbird Ordinary and party down.
Tate’s Gaming Satellite
9275 S.W. 40th St.
Miami, FL 33165
Tate’s Gaming Satellite is a unique location dedicated exclusively to the South Florida gamers. Come, play and participate in tournaments where you also get access to the most updated selection of merchandize including food and beverages to make your visit pleasant and entertaining. Anything you need to know, the staff will tell you and more in this gaming heaven.
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Happy’s Stork Lounge
1872 79th St. Causeway
Miami Beach, FL 33141
This is the classic dive bar in a not very preppy location, so bad boys and girls are to be expected as patrons. Decor is stuck to the hippie ’70s era with an old TV in the back and a pool bar and local and imported beers at modest prices. Following this retro feel, the arcade games belong to the late ’70s and early ’80s. Ms. Pac Man is somewhere in everybody’s memory lane and Happy’s Stork Lounge has one fully functioning machine for this game. For anyone looking for the dive bar experience, this is the place not to miss.
1218 14th Court
Miami Beach, FL 33139
The industrial door surmounted by a red light in a back alley marks the entrance to the Foxhole, the best-kept secret in Miami Beach. The numerous flat-screens, a pool table, an upstairs lounge area decorated with a rack wall of vintage guns and marble all throughout are some of the elements that make it a modern speakeasy. Classic arcade games like Ms. Pac Man and Galaga are available for your playing pleasure. For an evening with friends spent in an alley bar, the Foxhole couldn’t be a better landing.
A resident of South Beach for 16 years, Francesca Belluomini has long been an iconic presence on the local nightlife scene. Raised and educated in Tuscany, Italy, she has also lived in two fashion capitols, Milan and London. She writes about all fashions in Miami. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.