Noon to Midnight
"Bit Fest 2: Electronic Boogaloo": Arcade & Video Game Festival
at Aeronaut Brewery, 14 Tyler St, Somerville (near Union Sq)
FREE / 21+ after 6pm
Just got back from Bit Fest 2, and the party is still rolling. As I write this, you still have 7 hours to enjoy. I would have stayed longer if I didn't have other plans tonight.
Much like my recollections of going to the arcade as a little brat, someone is usually playing what you really want to play. The bright side is that there are tasty brews to sip while you practice patience. Keep in mind that half-pints let you try different beers more quickly...
It seemed like a perfect opportunity to play multi-player games with strangers on arcade machines or home consoles. (Yes, there is "Dark Castle" a vintage Mackintosh Plus.)
There were some folks playing Jenga, and you can see above that they have a variety of non-electronic games available.
Aeronaut Brewery is just a short walk from Union Square, however I did see a parking lot on Tyler street that said "Ames Business Park" -- where the action is happening.