Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Balance Patch Video Game Cafe Is Opening in Boston

It looks like a video game cafe is on its way to Boston, moving into a space near the eastern edge of Allston that has been vacant for a long time.

Boston Magazine is reporting that Balance Patch is planning to open on Commonwealth Avenue by Boston University (just east of Packards Corner), with the 6,300-square foot place including gaming options where patrons pay hourly, and a cafe that is free to enter and has sandwiches such as panini and subs along with coffee. The article says that if all goes as planned, the spot--which takes over a space that had been empty for 13 years and was once home to a recording studio--could be opening in mid-May.

The address for this new video game cafe is: Balance Patch, 1031 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215. Its website can be found at

[August 17 update: According to a Facebook post, Balance Patch soft-opens tomorrow (Friday, August 18), with its grand opening taking place in mid-September.]

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