Pints and Pixels bar arcade to bring games, food, drinks downtown

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A historic building, and a classic past-time. Arcade games, making a comeback in the form of Pints and Pixels, a bar arcade coming to the old Crossroads Music Hall building on Clinton Avenue in downtown Huntsville.

"It's a bar arcade with vintage video fames from the 80's and 90's," said owner Richard Moss. "We're going to couple that with a full bar, with a focus on craft beer."

Plus a south Huntsville restaurant will provide the eats.

"We're going to come in and the entire Anaheim Chili menu will be available in Pints and Pixels," said general manager Scott Harriman, who also owns the chili restaurant that features wings, chili, and other bar-friendly foods.

The management team hopes to have the bar arcade open in late 2015 or early 2016. It will be open for lunch, and will be family-friendly until nightfall, so yesterday's gamers can share the experience with their children.

Huntsville is expected to be a perfect fit.

"We have a superb geek quotient here, that's what I call it," joked Moss. "So many technologists, engineers, scientists, that just drives interest in the types of games that we're going to have."

Moss says he spent the last two years collecting nearly 100 classic arcade games and pinball machines that he will rotate out for variety, including Donkey Kong, PacMan, and Frogger.