Photo Jul 09, 9 32 11 PMThe thing I love about Denton is there is a spot for just about everybody. Want some high-class cocktails? Try Paschall Bar or Barley & Board. Looking for craft beer? You have your pick of the litter in the downtown area (East Side, Oak Street Drafthouse, Harvest House, among others).

Now the downtown area can add a whole new type of bar to its repertoire: a barcade.

Game Changers Sports and Arcade GrillPhoto Jul 09, 9 32 02 PM is one of the new entities opening up in the space where Hailey’s used to be. The bar features one section, full of TVs for your sports-watching pleasure (plus decently-priced bar food, beers and cocktails). The other section is a full-on arcade, and I’m talking a great 80’s-style arcade.

It already has almost 15 machines, with 6-8 more to come, according to manager Art Anderson. But the machines it already incorporates were enough to keep my friend and I entertained for a few hours with no problem.

Photo Jul 09, 7 59 23 PM Hey SuperChexx...I'm coming back for you.

We attracted quite the audience at the Super Chexx, a foosball-esque hockey game. There’s also regular foosball and air hockey. Billiard tables are a prominent fixture, as are several dart boards against one wall.

For arcade purists, there’s a machine that for 25 cents a play, you can try your hand at the classic arcade games like Pacman, Metroid, Frogger and Donkey Kong. I was also informed that ski-ball was in the future (yes, please) as well as other games.

Possibly the best part of the barcade was the pricing. The entrees were between $5-$10 for healthy portion sizes and the games were also reasonable to play. (For the old-school games, the charge is the same as it was back in the 80s!) I played games for about an hour and a half and still left with some quarters after bringing $5 with me.

You aren’t going to want to miss this new branch of entertainment, right off of the Square. Game Changers (122 W Mulberry) is open now, so gather up your quarters and get ready to throw-down at your game of choice.