The first of its kind, Play is the result of combining your favorite neighborhood bar with the fun of your youth – The arcade.  From the second floor of 16 South Palafox in Downtown Pensacola, Play is located in the heart of Pensacola’s Entertainment District.  21 and over.

About Us

A community-centric bar with a cast of local characters from the genius trivia savants to bar game junkies, Play invokes the spirit of your youth while giving you the best ingredients of adulthood. With over 20 rotating microbrews, a combination of vintage and state of the art arcade games, pool tables, skee-ball machines, air hockey and much more, Play is Pensacola’s favorite neighborhood bar with a side of fun.

Would you, your organization or business like to book a private event? We provide a unique party space that's perfect for a variety of events. From wedding receptions to birthday parties and office holiday parties to anniversaries, Play makes for an uncommon memorable experience. But it doesn't stop there. When we're not hosting private events, we are open seven days a week. On any given night, you'll experience live musicians, live djs, video trivia, skee ball league play or other competitive tournaments.


  L ocated above the Wine Bar, next Hopjacks.

Located above the Wine Bar, next Hopjacks.

  T wo full size regulation pool tables.

Two full size regulation pool tables.

 A vintage regulation air hockey table. Host to weekly air hockey tournaments.

A vintage regulation air hockey table. Host to weekly air hockey tournaments.

Skee Ball League

Skee Ball League is a competitive fun-filled event. Usually every Monday, the tournament lasts six weeks with an overall grand-prize awarded to the winning three-person team. A six week commitment isn't required, however, as we offer weekly prizes too! From a weekend getaway to the Saints season-opener to an Apple prize pack, the prizes are what makes the league so entertaining. 

Best of the Coast Best Karaoke Night

As voted by the alt-weekly located right here in Pensacola, The Independent Weekly, we host the official Best of the Coast Best Karaoke Night every Tuesday. With an award-winning host, Krazy George, $2.70 drinks and free play Skee Ball, there's no secret to the success of this night. Karaoke starts at 10pm

Bar Bingo

Join us every Wednesday night starting at 9pm for bar bingo. Its mind-bottling. PBR Tall Boys are on special for $1 and we offer $3 bartender call-it shots. Bingo is free to play and prizes from small to large are up for grabs!


Every Thursday, $4 Crown & Down and the Best of the Coast Best Karaoke Night yet again! Hosted by Krazy George. Starts at 9pm. 


Every Friday and Saturday, we showcase the best area nightclub DJs. The Palafox Entertainment Corridor is located on our block right in the heart of Downtown Pensacola. Stick around for a real locals night every Sunday.


16 S. Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL 32502