16-BIT EVENTS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE MY EVENT OPTIONS?
We base all of our event options on group size, usually for 20+ guests. We’re generally able to reserve a ‘home base’ area for most groups during regular operating hours, and we are always happy to host full private buyouts and early opens (fees and minimums vary). Sorry, no Friday or Saturday nights.

WHAT’S THE SPACE LIKE?
Our space kicks serious a$$! We have a bitchin’ selection of arcade cabinets and game consoles that are ALWAYS FREE, super cool cocktails + mocktails, and a butt load of beers to choose from. Depending on which event option you choose, we can offer a mix of seating and standing room, though there may not be seating for everyone to be seated at one time as we expect and encourage our guests to play and explore! Peep the space(s) here:

Explore 16-Bit Columbus

Explore 16-Bit Cleveland

Explore 16-Bit Cincinnati

Explore 16-Bit Dublin

Explore 16-Bit Indianapolis

HOW DO YOU RESERVE SPACE FOR EVENTS? DO YOU HAVE A PRIVATE ROOM I CAN BOOK?
All of our events are provided with reserved space in the venue while guests of the public are still welcome to come in. Your area will be indicated by reservation blocks – you can choose what event name you'd like to be listed! Our guests are always respectful of this system. We are not able to rope off or stanchion reserved areas. Some locations have semi-private areas, ask us for more information!

HOW BUSY IS IT, DO I NEED TO MAKE AN EVENT RESERVATION FOR MY GROUP?
Even when we're booking events we always make sure to keep some games, tables, and plenty of space available for walk-in groups of any size at any time! If you have a larger party it will likely be easier for you (and us!) if you schedule an event, but if you don't have an event don't let that stop you from coming in!

HOW MANY GAMES DO YOU HAVE AND WHAT DO THEY COST?
We have anywhere from 30-50 retro arcade cabinets as well as classic consoles like Nintendo and Sega - ALL FREE! Select locations have Skee Ball, Pong, and a giant Lite Brite wall, also free to play! Pinball costs $.50 cents per game. All locations have a change machine + ATM. You can check out our latest game selections for each location below:

Play at 16-Bit Columbus

Play at 16-Bit Cleveland

Play at 16-Bit Cincinnati

Play at 16-Bit Dublin

Play at 16-Bit Indianapolis

CAN WE RESERVE GAMES?
If you choose to host a private event, all games will be reserved for your group! If you choose a ‘home base’ during operating hours, games will be shared with the general public and available first come, first served.

WHAT DOES MY EVENT RESERVATION INCLUDE?
Your event reservation will include the designated space reserved for your group. Beverages, gratuity, food, and any additional games outside of your reserved area are not included.

DO YOU SERVE FOOD?
We stick to games and booze, so we don’t have a kitchen but you’re welcome to bring/order in whatever food or snacks you’d like! Just don't forget to bring in plates, utensils, and napkins. We also can’t permit any outside beverages… we’ve got you covered there!

CAN I HOST KIDS PARTIES?
We love the little gamers but *we are strictly 21+ all day, Monday - Saturday! **Every Sunday, we host “Shorty Day” from 12 - 5PM where all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult (over 21), one adult per one to two kids, please! No event reservations on Shorty Sundays, we want all the kiddos to be able to play!

*Yo Dublin! We're first and foremost a bar so we don't usually host kids parties, but we’re all ages everyday until 8PM (when accompanied by and adult over 21)… lucky kiddos!
**Sorry Indy, you’re 21+ all day,
every day. IT’S THE LAW!

CAN WE DECORATE/PUT UP OUR COMPANY BRANDING IN OUR RESERVED AREA?
Our space is already branded with lots of 80s & 90s icons, characters, and celebrities so you don’t need to worry about decorating! We do not permit any kind of decorations or branding, additional furniture, or a/v items including but not limited to tablecloths, balloons, banners, confetti, tables, chairs, projectors, monitors, speakers, microphones, etc.

HOW DOES THE BAR WORK?
You can choose to host a bar tab for your group, or your guests can be individually responsible for purchasing their own beverages. If you choose to host a bar tab we'll provide you with snazzy wristbands to indicate your group is on one tab. You can control your total bar tab by time offered, by specific menu selections offered, by setting a maximum spend limit (before tax + gratuity), or by any combination of these!

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE? 

Visit us at www.16-bitbar.com or email hello@16-bitbar.com.