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Pizzeria Paradiso’s New Game-Filled Bar Is Here

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Pizzeria Paradiso’s game-centric downstairs bar.
Photo: Juliana Molina
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Homegrown chain Pizzeria Paradiso is getting more playful as it matures, replacing the subterranean beer bar at its 16-year-old Georgetown location with a new gaming mecca packed with Skee-Ball, pinball, and video games.

Formerly dubbed Birreria Paradiso, the updated Paradiso Game Room features a rotating list of 50 canned beers ($5 to $14) along with eight draft lines reserved for independently owned and operated breweries.

Multi-task by knocking back cold ones while racking up high scores on nine different arcade games or taking command of the jukebox ($0.50 cents to $4). Happy hour runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday with $4 drafts, $5 house wines, $7 appetizers, and discounted pizzas ($12 for a 9-inch pie; $18 for a 12-inch pizza). The full menu from Pizzeria Paradiso will be available downstairs.

A custom mural by artist and Stillwater Brewery label designer Mike Van Hall. The four sets of circles represent the four Pizzeria Paradiso locations.
Photo: Juliana Molina

The new bar crawl option for Georgetown University students is projected to stay open every day until 1 a.m. The tony neighborhood has another interactive option nearby in four-year-old Pinstripes Bowling Alley.

Status: Scheduled to open at 5 p.m. 3282 M Street NW (enter off Potomac Street); website.

Pizzeria Paradiso

3282 M Street Northwest, , DC 20007 (202) 337-1245 Visit Website