Hailey’s Harp-cade, Metuchen
Are you (or someone you know) suffering from Ms. Pacman withdrawal? If so, are you looking for somewhere to go to not only eat those high level fruits, but some beer and snacks? Yes, yes, and yes? Well then Hailey’s Harp-cade is the answer you’ve been waiting for. Seriously, can it get any better than chicken and waffles, a game of Pacman, and a bottle of craft beer? 15 Station Place, Metuchen 732-515-9767 http://harp-cade.com/
Space Invaders is quite simply the most influential video-game of all time. A single player moves an armed 'laser base' left or right along the bottom of the screen and shoots the endless waves of aliens marching relentlessly down the screen towards earth. There are four buildings (shields) at the bottom of the screen that the player can hide behind, but these will eventually be destroyed by either enemy missiles or by direct contact with the invaders themselves. The player's shots will also destroy the shields. The aliens' descent quickens as they are eliminated, making them harder to hit. A flying saucer will fly across the top of the screen at regular intervals and can be shot to earn extra points.
Chris Flynn, who has been described in this space as the Zany Wizard of Main St. in Metuchen, has done it again. Apparently not satisfied with having one of the most popular pubs in central Jersey, Flynn has expanded what he fondly calls "the craic" to include a new kind of entertainment--a Retro Arcade called HarpCade which is now an official part of the Hailey's Harp & Pub Experience.
METUCHEN – Most bustling downtowns have an abundance of popular restaurants and colorful retail shops. But in the age of the internet, there’s one component that can sometimes be left out — or more fittingly, at home — a business that can offer an experience or an activity.