>But usually the best case scenario is some barcade populated by hipstersoys.
lol i didn't want to mention that case because that's often the success when a more-than-usually expensive place with new trims appears, and the cabinets are also not even the classics but even older stuff from NES days or at most a Simpson cabinet, they usually avoid the Gen 6 stuff due to costs.
Although the very original concept behind those dudes who trademarked Barcade isn't that bad (beer hall with cabinet games rather than darts or billiards) i think it did evolve into something that at the end of the day spiked the prices up in the US and attracted the other kind
of userbase rather than the beers and fun scene.
But I tell ya, the newer places designed for that concept survive not because of the soy playing the games or even the drinks, i suspect swinger parties happen there because i saw the plans for a couple of them and the backrooms are way too big, and in arcades dead space not in the machine hall or for storage of cabinets in non-functional state is lunacy management so they must be used for something else not beer and the degenerate soymen i don't think drink heavy prepared alcohol while playing Simpsons beat-em-up at 2am.
Or maybe they do, can't say because my town still doesn't have those kind of investors, soys here buy bicycles, comics and stlll only drink overly hoppy beers, when i went to Las Vegas i found the equivalent bar + arcade pretty damn small for the advertisement towards it.