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Barcade, an ’80s-themed arcade bar coming to H Street NE, has decided to rename itself, after another group of 80s-themed arcade bars in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Jersey City with the same moniker sent a cease and desist letter earlier this week. Neighborhood blog Frozen Tropics brings word that the bar, which was formerly home to Fruit Bat, is holding a contest to come up with a new name. Here are the rules:
The name should have feel that is 80’s, beer, and arcade. By submitting a name, each participant is agreeing to sell it to us for $150 in quarters if it is selected. There can be no other bar by this name anywhere in the United States. We will verify this.
The winner will be chosen from the comments section of Frozen Tropics on Monday. The bar officially opens at 1236 H St. NE on Tuesday.