Best Retro Game Rooms

TIE: Room 710; Elysium

He had long, flaxen locks of sun-kissed mousey brown, the coolest pair of Foster Grants, shiney blue Birdwell Beach Britches, and nimbler fingers than any boy his age should ever be allowed to have. Oooh, he was King of the Arcade -- a Pinball Wizard, the master of our High Score. And we think of him every now and then. Our beachside reveries are fueled every time we slide a quarter into one of the classic old Seventies/Eighties arcade games at either of these two cool rock clubs. Our faves? Room 710's Centipede and Elysium's Joust, where we get to be a knight on a giant flapping ostrich, just like that handsome boy with the sandy feet back in the day ...

705 Red River, 512/478-8385

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