Despite many exciting developments to Gilbert, Arizona, like the coming waterpark and continued development of the downtown strip, one local business closing has some scratching their heads. Several months ago a local sandwich shop closed many of its locations, one being in the heart of Gilbert. This prime vacancy has led city residents to wonder what will eventually fill the void. 

The empty retail location next door to Clever Koi will soon be filled by Level 1 Bar and Arcade, a retro arcade concept bar. Level 1 boasts 24 rotating craft beers and unique “game-themed” cocktails. And if their impressive list of adult beverages doesn’t excite you, maybe the entertainment will. 

Focusing on nostalgia, Level 1 provides various pinball and arcade games from years past for patrons to enjoy. And why not? Many other entertainment outlets have experienced success by creating content that plays on 80’s nostalgia  

Although this is technically a bar, it is a family-friendly environment. From noon to 6 PM, children are allowed. Personally, this excites me–I’ll get to play the games of my youth with my kids!

It’s no secret that the downtown Gilbert, AZ restaurant scene is thriving. However, there’s not much entertainment. With the implementation of Level 1, it’s easy to envision people having a bite to eat at one of the restaurants, getting an ice cream at another local shop to satisfy their sweet tooth, followed by an entertaining evening of childhood video game fun at Level 1. What’s more is the opportunity Level 1 has to entertain those waiting for a table at nearby restaurants. Wait time over an hour at Oreganos? No problem! Put your name down and walk over to Level 1 to pass the time.

As a local Gilbert, AZ business, we are excited to see and experience all the amazing things happening in our town. We are proud to be in Gilbert, and are honored to love this community through finances.

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