Big growth plotted for 16-Bit, Pins Mechanical
Rise Brands is going big. The parent company of Pins Mechanical, 16-Bit, No Solicitation and a soon-to-berevealed quick-service restaurant, is going all in on what can only be called a mega-concept.
At Bridge Park in Dublin, its latest 16-Bit, a 7,000-square-foot space full of arcade games, game consoles, big squashy chairs and couches, not to mention a bar with more than 20 taps, is set to open this week. Next door is the more than 14,000-square foot Pins Mechanical, which opened last year. A pair of garage doors connects the two hangouts, and the corridor between will house the company’s new restaurant.
It’s basically a city block armed with video games, pinball machines, skee ball, miniature bowling lanes and dozens of beer taps. It’s a hipster haven, a millennial milieu, a Gen-X jamboree.
“We want to take the bar-arcade to the next level,” Rise founder Troy Allen said.