Great Bars 2013: Atlas Arcade and Church and State
Comments () | Published March 17, 2013
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Atlas Arcade
Address: 1236 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-399-2323
Neighborhood: H Street NE
Opening Hours: Tue-Thu 6 pm - 12 am Fri-Sat 6 pm - 2 am Sun 6 pm - 12:30 am

Need a reminder of just how far video-game graphics have come in the last few decades? Nostalgia for archaic amusements such as Donkey Kong, the Simpsons, and Cruis’n Exotica attracts loners and rowdy cliques alike to this bare-bones ground-floor arcade where most machines are conveniently equipped with a beer holder. Upstairs, the area’s most friendly cocktail lounge serves deadly-sin-inspired drinks in a pew-lined “church.” Insider tip: Church and State hosts private events for nonprofits at which 15 percent of bar proceeds is donated to the cause. Atlas Arcade open Tuesday through Sunday. Church and State open Wednesday through Saturday.

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