An Atlanta Chef Wants to Recreate Childhood Memories With This Summerhill Game Bar

Char Korean owner Richard Tang opens old school arcade and bar Press Start next spring on Georgia Avenue

Chef Richard Tang (Char Korean Bar & Grill) opens game bar Press Start next spring in the Summerhill neighborhood, Atlanta Magazine first reported. The two-story, old school arcade and bar resides across the street from Halfway Crooks Beer along Georgia Avenue’s bustling dining strip.

Tang, who also plans to open Asian seafood boil restaurant Girl Diver in Reynoldstown, wants to recapture some of his youth with Press Start. The chef says some of his fondest childhood memories are of playing games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter II at a neighborhood arcade.

An assortment of classic arcade games and virtual reality consoles will be found on the first floor, while a rooftop patio will include shuffleboard, foosball, darts, and board games. As for food and drinks, expect Asian small plates and street foods, cocktails, beer, and wines by the glass.


By Beth McKibben, Eater Atlanta

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