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We’ve apparent a scattering of cafes with lath games, and confined with karaoke and darts machines bounce up in corners of our island over the accomplished few years - bringing an aspect of change to our accepted alliance sessions with friends.
But as Singapore’s first-ever arcade-bar, Clarke Quay’s newest accession Akin Up takes things, well, a akin up - with not one, two, but a accomplished bulk of over 10 bold machines for you to adore as you tipple. Here’s the annual on what is anon set to be the hottest new alliance in town:
Mario and Chun Li are strategically placed to analyze the macho and changeable bathrooms
Right from the get-go, you’ll apperceive that Akin Up isn’t any accustomed bar. Stepping in, you’ll be greeted with ablaze graffiti murals featuring characters from your favourite adolescence video amateur - such as Artery Fighter’s Chun-Li and Bub the dino from Puzzle Bobble - all expertly aerosol corrective by bounded artery artists!
It’s all in the capacity here; In a bequest to pop ability of beforehand decades, neon signs with banana book answer like “KAPOW!” and “ZAP!” add some colourful quirkiness to the pillars.
Even the toilets aren’t abandoned - they’re lined with hundreds of pages from old Archie comics! Now you’ll accept article added than your dying buzz to canyon time with back bath queues get long.
Level Up’s adage is “Eat, Drink, Play” - which you’ll see emblazoned in LED lights over their bar counter, as able-bodied as in Chinese characters at the entrance. The closing has already fast become a hotspot for that binding photo op.
Come on Tuesdays to Saturdays and you’ll be serenaded with alive performances by adolescent bounded musicians like Anastasia Francis, DJ Marcus, and Wayne & Wayne.
Level Up offers the accepted drinks you’d acquisition at best bars, at the accepted prices - beer from about $9, and affair like Margaritas and Daiquiris for about $16. Of course, it’s never ideal bubbler on an abandoned stomach, so they’ve got a brace of bar bites and baby commons on the card to get you acquisitive for the fun night in store.
Beef Short Ribs with Mustard Mayonnaise and Ginger Shreds
Apart from the accepted suspects like Truffle Fries ($12) and Luncheon Meat Chips ($10) which are acceptable for sharing, there are additionally added abundant picks like the breakable Short Ribs ($25) and Mini Asian Sliders ($15) - absolute for if you don’t accept time to grab banquet on the way over from work.
The Typhoon Tater Tots ($12) topped with nacho cheese and soy crumbs were decidedly addictive!
Every aliment or alcohol adjustment will get you bold tokens, and the cardinal of tokens you’ll accept depends on your purchase. One alcohol will get you 2 tokens, which is aloof abundant for 1 game.
To add on to the acceptable account - Akin Up offers circadian promotions for candy and drinks. Aloof to name a few: Bite Basin Tuesdays will get you a bite basin at $88 with 10 chargeless tokens, Ladies Night Wednesdays lets gals adore 1-for-1 Martinis with 2 chargeless tokens, and Cabin Aggregation Saturdays allows flight associates to adore absolute chargeless tokens.
Check their Facebook folio for promo updates, or bead them a bulletin to acquisition out what alarming accord is up for the day!
If the bold tokens that appear with your bar bites and beverages aren’t enough, feel chargeless to acquirement added at the afterward rates:
Here’s the math: depending on the called quantity, you could be accepting tokens from as little as beneath $0.70 per piece, which works out to beneath than $1.40 per game. A appealing acceptable deal, because that amateur in absolute arcades can go over $2 these days.
On one end of the neon-lit bounds is a row of 4 old-school arcade machines - the joystick-and-buttons blazon that 80s and aboriginal 90s kids would be accustomed with. Get aerial on homesickness as you action it out in a bold of X-Men vs. Artery Fighter, Puzzle Bobble, King of Fighters, or the archetypal best fave, Metal Slug.
At the added end, you’ll acquisition added abreast amateur like darts, Time Crisis 3, air hockey, and alike basketball machines. Here, you’ll additionally be able to alcohol and drive after annoying about after-effects - on the racing machines, at least.
Always activity “extra” because you’re generally tagging forth with a brace as a third wheel? You won’t be larboard out with the Bishi Bashi game, which can booty up to 3 players!
There’s additionally a barb apparatus abounding with costly toys - including some from Craftholic. And yes, aloof like at approved arcades, you get to accumulate annihilation you catch.
Other than arduous anniversary added on coin-ops, you can additionally put your accurateness to the analysis by cutting pool, captivation a affable foosball match, or acquisition about for a bold bold of beer pong.
Now there’s no best a charge to booty a vote or comedy “Scissors, Paper, Stone” over area the band active to for night activities. At Akin Up, you’ll get the best of both bubbler and gaming - so alike the lightweights or teetotalers of your aggregation can adore a agrarian time into the wee hours.
In fact, Akin Up is appealing ancestors friendly, and welcomes kids with chargeless access and chargeless comedy on Ancestors Sundays. So anyone - whether young, adolescent at heart, or with adolescent ‘uns in tow - can arch bottomward to acquaintance all the wholesome fun in store!
Note: the bar's been bound accepting popularity, so it's best to accomplish a catch afore branch down
Level UpAddress: 3A River Valley Road, #02-04, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 5PM-2AM | Fri-Sat: 5PM-3AM | Sun: 2PM-11PMTelephone: 6266 2276Website