Bartari (a fusion of the words “bar” and “Atari”) is about to take your typical after-work plans to a whole new level. This cool, upscale bar and restaurant in Scranton is home to 50 vintage arcade games straight from the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Fill your pockets with quarters, because you’re about to relive your childhood. Bartari has collected classic games from around the country, including old favorites like Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Space Invaders, just to name a few. They’re always swapping out games from their collection, so there’s always something new to try.
Start off with a beer from the huge craft brew list. Pair it with the locally-inspired PA Cheese Plate or the Ring King Meat Plate with kielbasa, which are great for sharing.
Bartari puts a creative twist on casual eats like burgers and pizza. Try the Kong Donkey Smashed Burger topped with jalapeno cheese wiz, pickles, and lettuce. They also have dinner entrees like the Italian Wedding Ramen and the Mac’n Cheese topped with white cheddar and Dutch ham.
Photography by: Courtney Snyder