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Update February 24, 2021: We are now operating 7 days/week with some limitations. Starting 2/26, we will be open from 5-11pm on weekdays and 12-11pm on weekends, but our kitchen will remain temporarily closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. A limited number of arcade games will be available to play. Learn more about our COVID-19 reopening health and safety protocols here.

We are strictly 21+ with the exception only of children accompanied by a parent before 7pm daily. A valid ID is required from all guests (aside from minors) for entry. More details on acceptable forms of identification can be found below.

In North Carolina, per ABC law, there are only 4 acceptable forms of identification you can use to buy alcoholic beverages. Since we’re a bar above all else, one of these same forms of valid ID are required at the door for entry to any of our NC-based Boxcar Bar + Arcade locations:

  • Current driver’s license from North Carolina or other US state (If you’ve recently renewed your license and were given a 20 day driving certificate, you may present this certificate along with your expired license)
  • U.S. Military Identification Card
  • North Carolina Identification Card (no other state IDs are acceptable)
  • Valid passport issued by any nation (booklet or card form)

Our modified COVID-19 hours are 5-11pm on weekdays and 12-11pm on weekends. As soon as regulations allow for it, we will go back to our normal hours, closing at 2am 7 days/week.

No. And there never will be.

Per NC state law, bars who do not sell a certain percentage of food are considered a private club and membership status is required by patrons. The good news is – it’s easy and it’s free to become a member! We’ll simply scan your ID at the door to automatically gather all the necessary information for you to become an official Boxcar Bar + Arcade member.

We’re always accepting applications for bartenders, barbacks, security, game technicians and management. Submit your application online and we’ll be in touch if you’re a good fit for any open positions.

Yes – we’re dog friendly, both on our outdoor patio and inside the building.

You’ll find a number of flatscreen TVs around our Greensboro downtown location. Whether you’re a college basketball, NFL or hockey fan, chances are good that you’ll see your game playing at Boxcar. If your game isn’t streaming when you arrive, just ask a bartender if they can find the game for you!

There is a lot adjacent to our Greensboro downtown location. This lot is not ours, but parking is available to the public for a few dollars, which you pay at the centrally-located machine. Additionally, you can find many free street parking spots around downtown during evening and nightime hours.

The very talented Lindley hosts a free yoga class at Boxcar Bar + Arcade every Sunday morning from 11am-12pm. Learn more and sign up here to be notified directly of any interruptions in this recurring, weekly event.

We’ve all been there… simply fill out this form to reach our operating staff directly. Someone will get back to you within 48 hours to let you know if your missing item was found.

You can find our Privacy Policy here.

Games

Leave your quarters at home! Game tokens can be purchased with cash or credit at one of our token machines at our Greensboro downtown location.

Tokens carry the value of a quarter – so you’ll get 4 tokens per dollar.

With some exceptions, here are the average prices per game:

  • Arcades: 1 token
  • Pinball: 4 tokens
  • Skee Ball: 2 tokens
  • Air Hockey: 2 tokens/person
  • Game Consoles: Free

If one of our games is consuming more tokens than necessary, or if you notice something not working properly – let us know! Although we have a dedicated team of game technicians on staff, many of our games are vintage, and they will still occasionally break. If your tokens go missing or you notice something not functioning properly, just notify a member of our staff or send a message directly to our game technicians here. Our team will work to diagnose and resolve the issue as quickly as possible and any one of our staff members will be happy to refund lost tokens.

Food & Drink

We offer drink specials every day of the week at our Greensboro downtown location. Just visit our events calendar to find daily drink specials, token offers and other special deals, discounts and events.

We serve made to order, wood-fired pizzas at our Outdoor Pizza Kitchen in addition to free popcorn – and outside food is welcome (just be sure to bring along anything you might need to enjoy your order-in food, such as plates, napkins, etc).

Events

Our Greensboro location is equipped with a 2,000 sq ft private event space, which is available for rent. Our main bar and arcade is also available for rent anytime outside of operating hours. Just drop us a line with details on your upcoming event and one of our Event Coordinators will get back to you within 48 hours. Note: our private event space shares the same age policy as the main bar (see above).

Our tables are first come, first serve. We have a few tables inside the building and a number of tables on our covered deck. If you’re looking to reserve space for a large party, you may want to consider renting our dedicated private event space (inquire here).

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