Best of Boston

2017 Best Game Cafe


In a city as proudly nerdy as this one, it’s easy to find like-minded friends interested in vanquishing demonic forces. But the speakeasy-style A4cade, a collaboration between Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and Area Four, is the only place where you can sip tiki cocktails while playing Ghostbusters-themed pinball and the ’90s classic Simpsons arcade game. (If whaling on bad guys with Marge’s vacuum cleaner isn’t your style, there’s always foosball.)

292 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-714-3960,