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The 1 Up LODO

#262 of 2,379 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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1925 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-5927 (Formerly 1Up Arcarde and Bar)
+1 303-736-2230
15:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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Carbondale, Illinois
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had a great time at this arcade bar! It's not a huge place, but they have plenty of games packed in there. It was a bit crowded on a Friday night, but thinned out a little as the night went on.Plenty of pinball and nostalgic console games. Large bar with plenty of selections. We had a great time!

Thank gemini8200
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great idea, fab vintage games, loved it. Only thing was the bar staff were so rude! I was trying to figure out my dollars for a drink as im not American and was trying to give the right amount and they snapped at me to hurry up, tutted, became sarcastic, and then got mad when i didnt tip. A tip... More 

Thank Holly S
Monterey, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is a staple for those who like to drink and play retro arcade games. The experience is best when not super busy, otherwise you will wait and wait and wait.

Thank C. S. O
Greeley, Colorado
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had so much fun when we visited here! There are plenty of games. Most of them only cost a quarter to play which I think is a deal! The drinks are strong. The staff is nice. I love the life size Jenga outside!

Thank DenyciaDawn
Las Vegas, New Mexico
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200 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Went with a group of old college pals and we had a blast. Aside from the games (that we were no longer good at) and the atmosphere, they also carry 40oz bottles! So most of the night was spent at the "Paper Boy" game (in my opinion the most difficult game of it's era) drinking 40's of Mickie's! How much... More 

Thank James M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Skeeball, pin ball, old school arcade games and a bar. We had a great time - unlike any place we've been before. Definitely check it out!

Thank Ryan C
Laredo, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

So, I'll be honest, my husband and I typically scout for arcade joints wherever we go, so the 'bar' aspect of this place I can't review very well. I had a cherry coke and rum, and sure, it was okay. The bartenders weren't very enthused, but I don't mind, really, cause I don't like overly friendly tenders anyway. We went... More 

Thank Grow1ngw1ngs
Denver, Colorado
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337 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

They are located a short distance down the street from Coors Field. It's in the basement of the building. The front gate bouncer will check your bag and make you toss out bottles of water, if you have it. Which makes sense. The place gets super crowded. It seems to be popular with the 20 something crowd. They have an... More 

Thank jcrumley
Taichung, Taiwan
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69 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I went here on numerous occasions from 2012 to 2014. The place is a cool bar that offers vintage video games to play. It is a great place to visit with either a date or with a group of friends for a couple of beers and some relaxation. The biggest downside is how crowded the bar can be. By 10... More 

Thank Kyle M
Denver, Colorado
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140 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

You can go here and drink 40's and play old school arcade games. It's a unique place to have a few drinks, but wouldn't recommend staying here all night long.

Thank Daniel P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 6
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1925 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-5927 (Formerly 1Up Arcarde and Bar)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-736-2230
The 1up - LoDo, the original Denver location of The 1up, is located just feet from the home plate entrance to Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. We offer our own twist on the arcade bar concept featuring more than 45 classic arcade games, 16 pinball machines, 3 lanes of classic Skee-Ball and multiple sets of Giant Jenga. With 14 beers on tap, a Hall-of-Fame of vintage cans, a solid selection of 40 oz. bottles of malt liquor, full bar and delicious food, we have something for everyone. Happy Hour is Monday - Friday from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm. Our other location is at 717 E. Colfax Avenue located in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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