I’m not sure if this is a phenomena that’s particular to San Francisco or if it is widespread. I’ve read many a list of hipster culture (PBR, tight jeans, huge plastic sun glasses, etc etc..), but I’ve never read anything that detailed the role of retro gaming.
In the picture you can see one of my friends playing pac man. He took me to this bar, full of hipsters, table arcades, a galaga and ms pacman machine, and 3 pinball machines. It was pretty fun to just hang out and drink while playing these old games.
Does anyone have any tales of hipster encounters? And does hipster = retro gaming? Or is this just the special case in San Francisco? Many hipster bars had at least one 80s arcade machine.