About Us

Joystick Gamebar is the only spot in Atlanta dedicated to classic arcade games, good drinks, and killer snack food. The owners, Johnny Martinez and Brandon Ley, want to offer a place where you can enjoy what they view as the finer things in life: friends, fun, food, and booze. You are invited to come down to fight for a high score or just sip a cocktail and relax.

Located in a LEED-Platinum certified building on the Edgewood Corridor in downtown Atlanta, Joystick is excited to be a part of a neighborhood that is at once historic and bourgeoning. That attitude of looking forward while respecting the past is at the heart of Joystick's concept.


Heading South on I-75/I-85

  • Exit 248D for J W Dobbs Ave onto Jesse Hill Drive.
  • Go .3 miles and turn left on Edgewood Avenue.
  • Joystick will be 0.4 miles on the right.

Heading North on I-75/I-85

  • Exit 248B for Edgewood Ave toward Auburn Ave/J W Dobbs Ave and turn right on Edgewood Ave.
  • Joystick will be 0.3 miles on the right.

From I-20

  • Take I-20 to I-75/I-85 North and follow the directions above.


First let us say that we always encourage walking, biking, or transit (King Memorial Station is a 1/2 mile away) when possible. But we understand that Atlanta is a driving city. There is metered street parking available along Edgewood Avenue. It is free after 7pm and on Sundays so we encourage you to use it then. We do not encourage you giving money to Park Atlanta because they (if anyone) are our sworn nemeses. There is also free street parking along Chamberlain St. (one block south) and Jackson St. (to our west) among other streets a bit further out. You can also use the pay lot behind SoundTable. Beyond that, we encourage you to obey all signs you may see posted in regards to parking and not to illegally use private property for parking.

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