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Detroit's newest arcade bar 'Ready Player One' opens Friday in Greektown

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Posted at 8:17 AM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 13:03:12-04

Detroit's newest bar and arcade combination opens Friday in Greektown after much anticipation.

"Ready Player One" held a soft opening last weekend ahead of the grand opening. 

The barcade was developed by Wael Gharbie and Mahamed Badaoui, according to Eater Detroit.

It's located on the corner of Brush and Fort streets and named after the science fiction novel of the same name.

According to Eater, there will be roughly 80 seats in the bar and will feature about 40 vintage arcade and pinball machines, plus a Nintendo 64.

Eater reports that instead of using quarters, the games will operate with tokens received from bartenders and servers every time they order drinks.

"We're not going to set an exact number with our bartenders or servers, but we told them to spread it out and don't be stingy," Gharbie told Eater Detroit.

This is the second barcade to open in downtown Detroit after a first one popped up above Checker Bar in downtown Detroit.