Tapcade celebrates five year anniversary in the Crossroads

A view of a joystick of a vintage arcade videogame – Coin-Op // Photo courtesy of Tapcade

It’s been 5 short years since Tapcade opened its doors in the Crossroads Arts District as Kansas City’s first arcade bar. Over the last few years, they’ve grown with the city, the district, and adapted to remain relevant. Here’s our first coverage of the venue in 2015. Look at how cute and young they are. Aw shucks. Hi Lil Adam!!!!

It began as just two guys with an idea to build something unique: a mecca to craft beer and classic video games with a theatre that played indie and retro cinema. In an area that some hoped would be up and coming. There was no brewery revolution happening in the Crossroads at the time. No street car. Most buildings were empty and First Fridays were still all about the art.

Then February 20th 2015 they opened their doors for the first time. This week, they celebrate a five year anniversary, and they hope that the city will come to celebrate with them.


Tapcade: 1701 McGee St #200, Kansas City, MO 64108

Thursday, Feb. 20th – Birthday Party From 6 – 9pm All Beers $5, Cheeseburger and fries $5 and free arcade play

Friday, Feb. 21st – Spice World The Movie 9pm $5

Saturday, Feb. 22nd at 1pm – The Game of Games A Pentathlon – Grab a partner and compete in games for prizes including: Mario Kart 64, Tetris (Arcade), Beer Pong, Rock Paper Scissors and Rock Em Sock Em Robots. Hosted by Boulevard Brewery 21+

Sunday, Feb. 23rd at 1pm – Super Marios Bros The Movie on the big screen for FREE!

Tuesday, Feb. 25th Pop Culture Bingo: The Year 2015 7pm FREE

Wednesday, Feb. 26th: Good Burger The Movie with Burger Specials

Thursday, Feb. 27th Local Beers $3.25

Friday, Feb. 28th Mad Max Fury Road Chrome Edition 5 Anniversary 9pm

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