Pressing the Right Buttons
If the deafening electro pop tunes and fleeting fluorescent lights in Tokyo’s run-of-the-mill game arcades are making you giddy, A-Button offers a great alternative. Everything about this quaint gaming bar, from its brick walls to the yellow porch lamp, screams vintage: humbly sitting at a street corner in Akihabara (gaming central) a few blocks away from the noisy arcades, A-Button is buried under heaps of nearly extinct consoles and classic game controllers—some of which date back to the 70s. Order a bottle of Yebisu black beer ($52), plop down in front of an original Nintendo Famicom and click the night away in this otaku’s paradise.
Open 8pm-4am, closed on Mondays. 1-13-9 Taito, Taito-ku (Akihabara Station), (+81) 3-5856-5475. a-button.jp