Boxcar Bar & Arcade


621 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (984) 377-2791
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Boxcar Bar & Arcade

Google Reviews

Photo of Sarah Harder Sarah Harder
Jun 15, 2019 5

Love this place. It's a larger space and much more open than its other locations. Great selection of games, drinks, and food. Plus the outdoor area is awesome too! Highly recommended for people of all ages.

Photo of Robert Bishop Robert Bishop
Jun 12, 2019 5

Better than the Raleigh location! Much more open space for games and walking around. Games don't cost too much, so coins lasted a really long time. The music is pretty loud, but overall a cool spot.

Photo of Beatrice Paneto Beatrice Paneto
May 27, 2019 5

Prefer this place over the one in Raleigh. Plenty of room for people to get around and plus they have pizza! Only downside: no guitar hero 😂

Photo of Sam Williams Sam Williams
Mar 26, 2019 4

Great location and setup. Friendly staff. The only complaints I have is that they need to have a few more games for when it gets busy and do a better job listing their food options. You can make your own pizza, but nothing in their signage told me that and I'm still not sure how much they charge per topping. Could just be opening issues though. Will revise if they change the system. Otherwise, it would be nice if the games had sound, but I understand why they don't. It's loud enough already with the concrete floors. The free Smash Brothers and Mario Kart N64 games are a nice touch. Update: There's now an official pizza menu with more information.

Photo of S. Rosa S. Rosa
Apr 20, 2019 5

We really like this place. So Durham. Warehouse vibe. Lots of arcade games. Drinks are great ! Pizza tastes better after alcohol consumption (but no expectations there). Skeeball is fun. Kids allowed before 9pm so I love bringing my kid here. The lights on the machines are enough to entertain the kids but you can feed the machines if they're a little more aware. Free popcorn ! Staff is always friendly. All ages crowd. Been here a few times and will keep coming back.

Photo of Jessica Richmond Jessica Richmond
Jul 7, 2019 5

Durham location is so much better than Raleigh. Much more space and less crowded. Also has an outdoor space to sit and drink. Love all the games and the environment.

Photo of WhitChantal WhitChantal
Jul 7, 2019 4

Overall I had a great time. Games were fun and the coins lasted for a long time. Drinks were good as well. However, the second bartender that made my friends and I drink was rude. He put our drinks on the same tab and my friend told him it’s suppose to be separate. The bartender responded with an attitude saying “well usually if you order together you pay together”. This is not true because the 1st bartender we had everything was separate. I also saw multiple people “ordering together” before we ordered and there tabs were separate.

Photo of Pressure Cooker Peep Pressure Cooker Peep
Jul 6, 2019 5

This place is so much fun, there's a variety of old games, pinball machines, and free popcorn, plus theres a bar. The only thing I found myself having trouble with was that a couple of the coin slots were having trouble taking my coins but it's okay because the employees were more than happy to refund. It is a bit loud though depending on how busy it is, and the water taps on the bathroom are a bit intense 😂