Play at Analog Arcade Bar

Arriving in the Quad Cities just short of three years ago, Analog Arcade Bar created a buzz in the local area. Old school video games and in a bar? It seemed like the perfect combo for a Friday or Saturday night adventure.

One weekend, my fiancé and I decided to trade in our sweats, ordered-in pizza, and movie night for a night out at Analog Arcade Bar in downtown Davenport. After dinner at a local burger joint nearby, we walked on over to enjoy a drink and some fun at the bar. Needless to say, I was impressed!

They had a range of games from pinball machines to Pac-Man and, of course, basketball hoops that I love to win at. According to the staff at Analog, they have over 70 arcade and pinball games, which gives them an advantage over other bars in the QC area. 

“We provide a different experience for customers than the typical bar,” Analog states. It’s not just about the drinks or the social hour — but finding a game that inspires your inner child and allows you to have a great time. You can see a virtual tour of the venue on their website. 

Located in a former bank building that dates back to 1918, the joint adds a bit of history to the fun-filled frenzy of your former favorite games. Throw in a delicious drink and a handful of tokens that we paid for, Analog Arcade Bar becomes one of the best bars around, where we can embrace our silly sides and our childhood through numerous arcade games. I would highly recommend anyone 21 or older to visit.

Or try their second location in downtown Moline at 1405 5th Ave.

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Katy Williams Henderson A life-long Quad Cities resident, Katy is a Preschool through 4th Grade ESL Teacher at a local elementary school. She attended St. Ambrose University, graduating in May 2018 with a B.A. in Elementary Education with ESL and Reading concentrations and an English minor. She is working on a Master's in Early Childhood Education. She loves running, traveling, cooking, working with kids, spending time with her husband and her family and friends, education, and putting a pen to paper. Her writing credits include the Dispatch-Argus Newspaper, Radish Magazine, Midwest Writing Center and being a writing tutor at SAU and now for The Princeton Review's Tutor.com.

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