Cidercade is now open in East Downtown.
Reality has been a drag recently, escape into the carefree virtual world of gaming this weekend at East Downtown’s newest hangout. Cidercade has opened in Houston with a ton of games, ciders on tap, and 18,000 square feet of fun to be had. [Featured image: @cidercade_houston]
Situated a hop skip and a dash from Minute Maid Park and BBVA Compass Stadium, is the new 18,000-square-foot, Cidercade. The boozy Dallas import features over 275 arcade games, including pinball, fighters and shooters, driving, sporting games, and more. Rather than toiling with quarters and tokens and whatnot, visitors at Cidercade pay $10 upfront for unlimited gaming, or $15 for the month.
Additionally, visitors can test their hand-eye in the form of pool, shuffleboard, and air hockey.
Cidercade has 48 taps, with 24 hard ciders from its namesake Bishop Cider. Kombucha, wine, and hard seltzer is also available, though it’s full menu has yet to be released. The libations menu at its Dallas outpost is divided into Year -Rounds ciders, “Apples, Apples, Apples” ciders, Seasonals, Hard Seltzers, Mama Bear Hard Kombucha, and Wines. Prices average around $7 a pop, whereas flights of four 7-oz pours are available for $15.
Cidercade proper does not serve food, however, visitors are invited to bring their own. Nearby restaurants include Moon Tower Inn, Merida Mexican Restaurant, and Rodeo Goat. Food trucks will reportedly rotate weekly on the grounds. Today, Houston Sauce Co. will be available from 6 – 11 pm.
In regards to the current situation, the arcade is requiring that all visitors wear masks – which can be provided if needed. Additionally, the arcade has widened aisles to allow for social distancing, implemented frequent sanitization of gaming devices, and is completely cashless.