The Vortex brings big board game collection and full arcade to the Burg

Time to enter the Vortex. Yes, St. Pete, there’s a new game bar in town. It’s brimming with your favorite craft brews and the old school arcade games and pinball machines that ate all of the quarters of your youth.

Vortex hosted its grand opening St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and has since delighted beer and game enthusiasts. Their collection of games doesn’t just exist in the digital world. Vortex also boasts a bulky board game collection.

Posted by The Vortex Bar and Game Room on Friday, March 29, 2019

Arcade and board game classics on display

Don’t worry, they’re treated with care — no missing cards or pieces, we promise. Upcoming events include jukebox bingo on April 25. This game involves watching music videos and listen to music and mark off your songs on the bingo card. It’s free to play, but there are prizes for the winners.

Vortex is tucked away from the bustle of downtown St. Pete. Located at 2329 28th Street North, this game bar is pleasant retreat from Central Avenue. On their shelves is a Simpson’s chess set, What Do You Meme?, Balderdash, Monopoly and Life, among other classics.

Posted by The Vortex Bar and Game Room on Monday, March 11, 2019

Mural inspired gaming icons

If you’re not enchanted by the beer and wine selection, the game-inspired mural on the wall will certainly allure you. Sonic, Link, Samus and more of gaming’s most iconic characters are brightly emblazoned on Vortex’s walls.

The gaming bar is open from 11am-3am, Monday through Sunday.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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