With a rotating selection of more than 30 arcade games and pinball tables focusing on the 80s and 90s, you might find anything from a Terminator 2 pinball machine to the original BurgerTime, at a quarter to a dollar to play. The menu of whimsical comfort food (like Tetris Tots covered with beer cheese, Grilled Cheese Royale, or an elk burger served on a garlic-glazed brioche bun), a cocktail list heavy on silly names and local libations, and a strong selection of craft beer will sate the video game munchies.
50 Saint Peter St., Salem, 978-594-4838, bit.bar
Brick & Ash
Chow down on Southern-inflected comfort food, play pool, or watch a game on this spot’s 60-inch all-weather TV out on the comfortable four-season patio.
10 Center St., Newburyport, 978-255-2642, brickandash.com