May 13, 2022 - Things to Do

Highly anticipated bar-cade Super Abari Game Bar opens in Belmont

Super Abari

Abari's original location on North Davidson. Photos: Emma Way/Axios

Super Abari has its soft opening on May 16.

Flashback: Owner Zach Pulliam opened the first Abari concept back in 2015, but by August 2020, at the height of the pandemic, Pulliam announced the permanent closure of his arcade.

  • Fast-forward to today, the newest Super Abari will open about 1 mile from the original in the Belmont neighborhood.

What to expect: The nearly 5,000-square-foot space has a bar, a “living room” lounge area and, of course, the main gaming space.

  • There are 35 pinball machines, 60 arcade games and what Pulliam proclaims to be the world’s largest playable Nintendo Game Boy.
  • Arcade games are $0.25 and pinball games are $0.50.

Food and drink: At the bar, the selection ranges from PBR drafts to top-shelf liquor. Pulliam also says there will be cold brew, root beer, energy drinks and mocktails.

  • If you need to refuel, Super Abari and Dukes Bread partnered to serve homemade Hot Pockets.
  • Sweet Lou’s Barbecue and Ace #3 are nearby and will deliver online orders placed from Abari.

Hours: Super Abari will be open from 5pm to 2am, Monday through Friday, and noon to 2am, Saturday and Sunday. It’s 21+ except on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm when the venue is open to all ages with a parent or guardian.

Location: 1015 Seigle Ave., about 1 mile from the original Abari.

Here’s a look inside:

Super Abari Belmont
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios
Super Abari Belmont
The space was designed by local architect firm Cluck Design. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios
Super Abari Belmont
This is the living room-inspired lounge area. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios
Super Abari Belmont
Someone call up Guinness World Records… I think we’ve got a record-breaker. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios
Super Abari Belmont
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios
Super Abari Belmont
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios
Super Abari Belmont
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios
Super Abari Belmont
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios
Super Abari Belmont
The patio space is coming along. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios
Super Abari Belmont
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

Editor’s note: This story was originally published March 4, 2021 and was updated May 12, 2022 with the official opening date. 

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