SEA CAVE in an aquatic themed speakeasy arcade in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. Sea Cave is open and accessible to everyone and is family friendly during that day. Currently we are accepting $5 donations for a day pass to hang out and play games. We also offer memberships, making it more affordable for NEIGHBORS AND LOCALS who plan on utilizing the space on a regular basis. The Sea Cave is also now available for events and private parties!
This brick and mortar location is larger than our previous spaces which means lots of room for MORE GAMES!! We now have seven MULTI-GAME arcade cabinets, three CRTs with every CONSOLE game imaginable, and two PINBALL machines. We don't know the exact count as of right now, but we do know we have THOUSANDS of arcade games and a total of 22 people can play at a time when at full capacity, with the room holding about 50 people standing comfortably. We have gone completely overboard with the UNDERWATER theme filling the room with blue light, surround sound speakers piping in relaxing dolphin and whale music, ceiling hangings made from drift wood, dead coral and moss. Schools of plastic fish hang from the ceiling and 9 old TV's playing aquarium footage. Sea Cave also plans to build relationships with INDIE developers and to feature a rotating selection of their new and exclusive games.
"It all started as an idea after visiting a friend’s arcade game collection one evening. Afterwards I decided I wanted to build a different kind of social space in the neighborhood than what was currently available. I grew up with arcades and always loved them not just for the games but as a space. It was somewhere where people from all walks of life could interact with one another through the medium of games. Over the years not just the Bywater but the entirety of New Orleans would lose this kind of space. We intend to try and help bring it back. I personally want to thank everyone who helped Sea Cave get to this point. I promise to make this an accessible and affordable space for the neighborhood. I remain committed to the original idea of the space as a place for people to hangout and play games together as an alternative to current nightlife and entertainment options in the neighborhood. We want this to be a place where people can escape the pressures, disagreements and disappointments of the outside world and find common ground through games." - Judah