Especially if you love Stranger Things

The ever-booming bar scene here just keeps on giving. This time, it’s not just any regular music bar; Level Up is all about the casual hangs and having a good time—against a deliciously 80’s-style setup.  

We'll confess; the reason we’re so excited about the place is because it looks straight out of the arcade set of Stranger Things 2. There’s the colorful mood lighting, raw industrial decor, and of course, the wide array of retro arcade games dotted around the space—very in line with the bar's 'Eat, Drink, Play' motto. It's safe to say there probably won’t be Dragon’s Lair or Dig Dug, but the working game machines reminiscent of days hanging out at TimeZone after school should keep you occupied.

You’ll likely go for the arcade games, but end up staying for other reasons—like the live entertainment from local musicians, or the casual bar bites served with an Asian twist; the jug options on the drinks menu make it a good place to come with a group of friends. Sitting on the second storey of a shophouse, a stone’s throw away from Zouk, it comfortably holds up to 250 people. More details to come when the retro-themed bar opens tomorrow (Nov 15), but we're putting money down that it’s gonna be a hit.

Level Up is located at 3A River Valley Road, #02-04, Singapore 179020, and is open from 2pm-2am (Mon-Thurs), 2pm-3am (Fri-Sat), and 2pm-11pm (Sun).