Insert Coin to Play

What could be better than going to a bar for drinks and watching the game with friends? Well how about actually playing the games at Insert Coin, a specialty gamer bar, complete with an assortment of drinks and food and an excellent place to watch Copa America!

 Photo by Samantha Cambrelen
Photo by Samantha Cambrelen

The building is hard to miss, painted with an assortment of famous game characters including Pac Man with the four colored ghosts and even a Street Fighter character with a fireball in his hands. This place screams the perfect hangout spot for groups. For starters, the chill atmosphere makes it comfortable to come again and again to play games on the couches while sipping on drinks. As long as each person buys a drink, the console games are free. Waiting for open consoles is possible on busy nights, but luckily this bar has a variety of arcade games to pass the time before a table becomes available.

A well stocked, neon blue bar perfectly depicts a gamer's ideal bar. The attention to detail of Insert Coin is genius; it's easy to discover something new, like the green warp pipe from the Mario games hanging from the ceiling. While it can be a bit chaotic upon entering and customers may be wondering where to sit or what to do, the waiters are more than happy to give a full rundown of how this restobar works. Insert Coin is usually pretty busy so it is advised to go a bit early. Also, be sure to ask for a number immediately upon coming on a busy night to get access to a couch to start playing.

 Photo by Samantha Cambrelen
Photo by Samantha Cambrelen

If home sickness has you feeling a little nostalgic, this bar provides the perfect chance to reminisce. Insert Coin offers classic consoles from Nintendo 64 to Super Nintendo. This gaming experience wouldn't be complete without the pixelated quality of the games or even the classic controllers, which come to think of it, is probably the reason people developed the art of button mashing. For those who like the newer game systems there is also: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

What gamer bar wouldn't be paired with a great menu and even greater specialty drinks? Next to descriptions of drinks are grainy pixelated images to replicate the drink. A delicious drink to try is the Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, a mix of Malibu rum, banana liquor, coconut cream and passion fruit to finish off this rich drink. Insert Coin may also have the perfect thing for a couple on a date- Potion of Love made of absolute vanilla, amaretto, coconut cream and raspberry juice. Last and best is "Vasos Nukem," another exciting drink with a fiery twist.

 Photo by Samantha Cambrelen
Photo by Samantha Cambrelen

Without a doubt Insert Coin is highly accessible to almost anyone. Now as it is a bar, minors cannot come in to play unless accompanied by their parents. This is made even better because Insert Coin added earlier hours on Saturdays at one o’clock and Sundays at 1:30 and families have the chance to come play together during the day.

This bar has so many options of fun things to do that it hard to get bored here. Insert Coin is the gem of Irrárazaval (and be sure to also check out the Insert Coin in Providencia).

Insert Coin (Ñuñoa)
+ Avenida Irarrázaval 1920, Ñuñoa Santiago Chile
+ Telephone 22052786
+ Website
+ Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.- 3:00 a.m.
Friday: 6:30 p.m. - 3:30 a.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 10:00

Insert Coin (Providencia)
+ Cirujano Guzmán 39 Providencia.
+ Metro Manuel Montt
+ Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 12:30PM to 1:00AM
Thursday: 12:30PM to 3:00AM
Friday and Saturday: 12:30PM to 3:30AM

Average: 5 (2 votes)

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