It’s looking like Arcade Asheville is splitting into two distinctly different spaces. I haven’t been by to see it, but a couple of people have said that upstairs will be called Tetris, and will be more of a hang-out game-playing lounge, while downstairs will remain more of bar and dance space.
Arcade Asheville opened in January 2011 and has been a hit with its classic and new video games, as well as DJ dance parties, trivia nights and karaoke contests. The bar initially opened with food, but eventually dropped the food service. We’ll keep an eye on the latest changes.