When Up North, You HAVE To Check Out This 80’s Arcade
Let's not get into the debate of what is "Up North" to Lower Peninsula Michiganders, because we have something else to talk about. Over the weekend I made the trip up to Traverse City to meet my newest nephew by spending time with my brother and his family. Saturday night we decided 3 of the 4 of us brothers who were there would rather spend money playing arcade games than losing money at the casino. So we hit up this retro 80's/90's arcade on Front St. called "The Coin Slot." I couldn't believe this place.
They had everything from BurgerTime, Tetris, Dr. Mario, Mario Brothers (Original), Street Fighter, XMEN, Contra, Pac Man, Galaga, Ski Ball, and they even had a Nintendo 64 hook up with Mario Kart, Super Mario 64, Golden Eye 007, and Super Smash Bros. 64. On top of that, they had a quarter room where you could play some classic pinball machines. They also served pizza and local beer. It's super cheap too. You could get unlimited arcade games and a beer for $15, or just unlimited games for $11. So worth the drive over. Plus they usually have a food truck parked outside at night. It was a cool place you need to check out next time you're near Traverse City.