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Player 1 Video Game Bar isn't just for hardcore gamers 

Player 1 Video Game Bar
8562 Palm Parkway, 407-504-7521,

Essay question: Why should I drink here? Do you want late-’80s/early-’90s nostalgia alongside the latest and greatest in modern gaming, all washed down with A-list craft bottles and drafts? Player 1 Video Game Bar’s cozy confines give everyone – casual gamers, hardcore gamers, typical bar-goers – something to toast (to).

Short answer/multiple choice:

After work or after hours? Bolt straight from the office into the arms of your childhood.

Beer/wine or liquor too? A rotating roster of craft brews and cider – no liquor.

Check all that apply:
☐ fancy cocktails
☐ make 'em strong and keep 'em coming
☐ wine list (5 choices or more)
☒ craft beer
☐ beer: the usual suspects
☒ wide selection of bottles/cans (more than 15)
☐ wide selection on tap (more than 15)

Food served? Y ☐ N ☒ But you can snag some takeout from the Chinese spot next door between gaming sessions.

Smoking allowed inside? <Y ☐ N ☒

Outside drinking? Y ☐ N ☒

Dog-friendly? Y ☐ N ☒ The only little monsters allowed are the pixelated ones in and on the arcade cabinets.

Bag hooks? Y ☒ N ☐

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? Not bad

TVs? Y ☒ N ☐

What’s on? Do you like ESPN?

DJs? Y ☐ N ☒
Live music Y ☒ N ☐ Every Saturday

Loud music or background music? A sprightly mix of alternative rock hits and indie whimsy

A few songs heard here: “Uprising” by Muse, “The Rifle’s Spiral” by the Shins

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
☒ video
☐ pool
☐ darts
☐ other


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