Arcade: It's Game On at Hatchery's Latest Concept

By Noelle Mateer, January 10, 2018

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Neon signs demand a lot of you at Hatchery’s latest concept, Arcade. “EAT,” says one. “DRINK,” says another. “PLAY.” “ENJOY.” Ugh, fine! we think. We’ll enjoy ourselves!

Arcade features – you guessed it – arcade games and food. But it also hosts a solid bar and space for parties. It’s got long tables with plenty of outlets for all your laptopping-and-caffeinating needs. And speaking of coffee, it also has the latest branch of BigSmall, one of the capital’s best and hippest coffee shops. 

Co-working space 5Lmeet, Hatchery’s home, has taken over Guomao’s formerly drab Traders Hotel and turned it into a millennial haven. But it’s Hatchery that has transformed it into an all-day and all-night hot spot. The team have dramatically slashed the prices of Common Burger and Canteen – two of their fast-casual concepts – to accommodate the grab-and-go crowd. They’ve also seriously upped their design game: The new space is not only bigger, but more colorful, more functional, and frankly, cooler. Also, there are ping-pong tables. So there’s that. 

After Beijing’s year of bricking and destruction, it is both apt and depressing to say “the CBD is the new hutongs.” But Arcade makes us feel (a little) better about the capital’s future.  


See a listing for Arcade and read more Beijing Restaurant Reviews 

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