Beyond the neon glow of the Las Vegas strip lies a city that has a burgeoning culture that strays from the customary slot machines and card games that Sin City is best known for. Imagine, if you will, a nightclub/sports bar where you can bring your friends for an evening of drinks and fun. But instead of sweaty bodies crowding a dance floor, you grab a VIP table with a hot waitress that caters to your every need. Oh wait, rather than just sit there and look all pretentious with your bottle service, you can fire up a game of Madden or NBA 2K on the large screen HDTV at your table. Not cool enough for bottle service? That’s okay, you can waltz over to arcade cabinets with your drink in hand and go toe-to-toe with a foxy lady in a game of Mortal Kombat (or Ms. Pac Man if you’re old school).
We know, that’s only the stuff that dreams are made of. Right? Wrong. You see, this dream actually exists on 512 Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas and is the brainchild of Brooklyn native and Rutgers graduate Christopher LaPorte called InsertCoin(s).
InsertCoins(s) is an 80′s baby’s wet dream. With 60 refurbished arcade cabinets, 40 game consoles on 44 large HDTVs, a stacked bar with drinks named after video game classics (“Punch Out” and ”All Madden”) and a live DJ playing golden era hip-hop, InsertCoin(s) will likely bring a tear to the eye of anyone who has fond memories of squishing Koopa Troopers in Super Mario Bros. with Big Daddy Kane’s “Ain’t No Half Steppin” playing in the background.
It would take a Brooklyn kid to concoct such a clever idea.