Up-Down Nashville, a 21 and over arcade bar, officially opened on Thursday, August 12, 2021, in the East Nashville neighborhood. Nashville is the seventh Up-Down outpost with other locations in Des Moines, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Oklahoma City. Guests can expect nostalgic arcade games, house-made pizza by the slice, an extensive drink menu, and a whole lot of fun. Nashville Guru stopped by to get a look inside.
This 10,000-square-foot arcade bar features more than 80 arcade games from the ’80s and ’90s, four classic skee-ball alleys, life-size Jenga, pinball machines, Connect Four, and a Nintendo 64 console gaming system. All games cost 25 cents. There are two levels with dedicated bars and a pizza by-the-slice window on the first floor.
Up Down is located within East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood. There is a pet-friendly rooftop patio with its own entrance that includes a variety of seating options and a photo-worthy greenery wall with an “it was all a dream” neon sign. There are Up-Down marked free parking lots available within the area along with street parking options.
Up-Down’s menu features tasty pizza and a long list of drinks. Popular pizza choices include the Mac & Cheese (cheddar cheese, sauce, mozzarella, mac and cheese, bacon) and the Mona Lisa (garlic olive oil base, mozzarella, spinach, green peppers, artichokes, and tomatoes) which is also available vegan. Quench your thirst with any of the 60 beers on tap featuring local brew options from Bearded Iris, TailGate Brewery, Yazoo Brewing Company, and more. If drinking cocktails is more your speed, try customer favorites like Working For The Weekend (tart vodka lemonade), No Scrubs (39 oz Paloma ranch water), and Bad Reputation (spring Negroni). See the full menu.
If you’re a fan of nostalgic arcade games, house-made pizza, and draft beer, we recommend planning your next night out at Up-Down.