369 N Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
LA’s Barcade is back, in its third location, right next door to the old one on Western Ave north of Beverly (369 N Western). No longer Miss T’s Barcade, it is now “The Blipsy.” Their opening night party flier says: “This third installment brings closure to all the questions raised from the previous Barcades. Probably the most complete of the trilogy.”
The bar is now one large room instead of three, blue instead of red, and has liquor in addition to beer. There’s no clear signage on the street: follow the pac-man dots to the door.
The Asteroids machine here is still our favorite. For more info, read the original LA Barcade Recon.
I stopped by Ms T’s Barcade when visiting LA a few weeks ago, and found that Yelp rumors were true: the place had shut down. This is my favorite place to play Asteroids and the smoothest operating console I’ve touched, and I have to say, a part of me died. But good news — I talked with the guys from Very Be Careful who own the games when they were in New York for the weekend, and the word is that they’re moving next door to join forces with a place with a liquor license. Ricky says they should be open in less than a month.