There may be one less Sega arcade in Akihabara now, but Electric Town has a new haven for video gamers. This bar and restaurant located under the train tracks near Akihabara Station comes complete with a full bar and café menu alongside free-to-play arcade games.
Tokyo Video Gamers is even approved by big name gaming companies like Sega and SNK, which have collaborated with the bar to offer special cocktails (¥1,300) inspired by Guilty Gear, Kunio-kun and more. Even the glasses and coasters are themed – and you're free to take the latter home with you, too.
Getting in on all the action is simple: just order anything off the menu and you'll be given access to all the video games in the bar. Expect some of your retro favourites such as Space Invaders, Metal Slug, Rampage and King of Fighters '98. If you're looking for someone to play alongside, don't be shy – just ask one of the staff members to face off against you for a quick round or two.
Lunch sets start at just one coin (¥500) while drinks in the evening go for around ¥500 to ¥700. These include highballs, beer, sake and even basic cocktails.