We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Absolutely LOVE this place!

Our family of 3 have loved arcades since our daughter was a toddler. She's now 16 and she agrees... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Dawn M
,
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
via mobile
Really

Tons of games, full service bar. Just be warned it’s a 21 and over place. Parking in the whole area... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
James E
,
Raleigh, United States
via mobile
Read all 76 reviews
31
All photos (31)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pac man”(9 reviews)
“free popcorn”(10 reviews)
About
Boxcar Bar + Arcade is home to over 70 games, including classic and modern arcades and pinball favorites, skee ball, air hockey, nintendo systems and more! In addition to a full bar, we have 24 craft beers on draft and a number of cans and bottled...more
Closes in 29 min
Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
330 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1746
Website
+1 919-803-2796
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Raleigh
from USD 39.99
More Info
from USD 11.00
More Info
Reviews (76)
Filter reviews
73 results
Traveller rating
46
22
3
0
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
46
22
3
0
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviewspac manfree popcornpinball machinesskee ballair hockeyvideo gamescup holdersclassic gamesfull service bardrink specialsgreat beer selectiona lot of funoutdoor areatokenmimosasgalagachildhood
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 73 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 3 have loved arcades since our daughter was a toddler. She's now 16 and she agrees this is the second best arcade we've ever gone to. Even better is the fact that its close enough to go often. I'm soooooo happy we...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Tons of games, full service bar. Just be warned it’s a 21 and over place. Parking in the whole area is bad. But fun times beside that.

Thank James E
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

It typically scout out places that i plan on taking friends beforehand and this was no acception. Very casual spot, with a lot of 30 somethings and tons of games. The staff was friendly and it made me nostalgic for the 90s. Will return

1  Thank Dalamar B
A TripAdvisor Member
21
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I went to this bar alone and was really surprised at how fun it was. Although the music was kinda loud it didnt detract from the overrall experience. The arcade games from yesteryear is a very nice touch. I was able to play a few...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Combines adult entertainment and fun for the kids. I was hesitant to stop in at first with the kids thinking that it was more a bar than anything. But the kid had fun playing video games as well as my husband and I. On the...More

2  Thank E G
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Tons of games, full service bar. Just be warned it’s a 21 and over place. Parking in the whole area is bad

1  Thank James E
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Boxcar is a great place. They have a happy hour from 4-7 and they have an awesome selection of tap and canned beers. For happy hour they $3 canned beers and they give you a couple of tokens per drink. They have a wide...More

Thank SlowPoke59
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We walked in as the bar/arcade opened, free popcorn is available and a nice surprise. Tons of games from skeeball, air hockey to classics of pac man & mortal kombat. Bartenders super friendly we were in the mood for shots and many suggestions were made...More

Thank Angelica F
Reviewed 1 December 2017

In town for 1 night and stopped at the BBQ place next door for dinner. I've been looking for a place like this (with lots of '80s games) for a long time. The games still only cost 25 cents for the most part!! I put...More

Thank chesapeakegoody
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This was a fun stop on our afternoon in Raleigh. Recommended by our family who lives here, we brought our 12 year old to play in the arcade, while we enjoyed beer on the Patton surrounded by college students. Brought back the good ole' days!...More

Thank Andrea R
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Rhonda M
28 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Kristen M | Property representative |
Tokens are 4 for $1 and can be purchased by either cash or credit. Most arcades take 1 token, most pinball, skee ball and air hockey take 2 per player/game and Nintendo systems are free to play.
1
Vote
ElaineCarolRoman
31 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Kristen M | Property representative |
Just free popcorn, but you're welcome to bring outside food.
1
Vote
Tamara B
26 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Kristen M | Property representative |
Gamers of any age are welcome, along with a parent or guardian, any time before 9pm, 7 days/week.
0
Votes