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Address: 16 S. Palafox Place, Suite 200, Pensacola, FL 32502-5628
Phone Number:
+1 850-466-3080
16:00 - 02:30
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 02:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

A community-centric bar with a cast of local characters from the genius...

A community-centric bar with a cast of local characters from the genius trivia savants to bar game junkies, Play invokes the spirit of your youth while giving you the best ingredients of adulthood. With over 20 rotating microbrews, a combination of vintage and state of the art arcade games, pool tables, skee-ball machines, air hockey and much more, Play is Pensacola's favorite neighborhood bar with a side of fun.

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Unique and fun

Play is a very unique bar because it is an arcade for adults! The games are fun and the drinks are good. Order the King koopa!

Reviewed 20 June 2016
Pamela C
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Play is a very unique bar because it is an arcade for adults! The games are fun and the drinks are good. Order the King koopa!

Thank Pamela C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

It's a arcade game room with full bar and beer. The staff was kinda stiff. And they had music that wasn't really my preference playing. But we had fun playing pool. It's off the main strip with all of the other restaurants and bars. You have to climb two flights of stairs so it might be strenuous to some people.... More 

Thank Marlanea C
Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Loaded with classic arcade games, a very fun place to visit with friends. They have good amount of tv's to watch games as well. Staff was friendly. Will be back.

Thank majdr9
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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Has a great time playing games, especially the Simpsons pinball and Monster Bash pinball. Nice place to hang out and drink. Had kind of a weird smell and you have to walk up stairs, but no big deal.

Thank Elizabeth K
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Excellent idea to have a bar and throwback video arcade against the backdrop of the fast paced life in downtown Pensacola. Atmosphere brings many memories of the old days and great bar staff to back it up. Highly recommend.

Thank Ryan M
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

On a recent trip to Pensacola, I was looking for nightlight attractions and found this interesting looking "bar"cade.....my Husband and I love games so a bar, games, and music sounded like a win. We went and had a BLAST!!! They played nothing but the latest hip hop and had everything from Skee-Ball, to Pac-Mac, and everything in between.

Thank Stylishcurvygirl
Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

This is located right downtown near other bars and restaurants and they have video games, sports games, skee ball, etc. It is a bar but filled with games and no children allowed. Wonderful place

3 Thank Cristar23
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

Over the last few months, I've been going to Downtown Pensacola more and more. I usually try not to leave the beach because until recently, there never really was a reason to do it. But, my friends have been taking me Downtown more and more as all of sudden, there's a lot of places to go there. I don't know... More 

1 Thank SLoren850
Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 11 January 2011

Three friends and i visited this new bar/entertainment business recently. We had fun but think there is need for improvement. It is a little confusing at first to figure out how to get to the bar (up narrow stair case off the sidewalk then twists and turns along a hallway before you finally make it to the bar). Bar staff... More 

3 Thank ShariPensacola

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