|4785 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612|
|CLOSED (as of October 2009)|
Opened in 1973, the Penny Arcade was home to performances by many local and national metal and punk bands, as well as various cover bands. They had a 40-foot bar, and was located on Lake Avenue near Ontario Beach Park.
The Penny Arcade officially closed doors in October 2009. The final concert/show the venue held was on October 18, 2009 with Run Marty!, This Is A Stick Up, The Have Nots (Who were replaced by Intrinsic), and Free For All.
The Penny Arcade re-opened it's doors under new management in early-March 2013, with a new name: "Lakesiders Sports Bar". The bar does not put on concerts/shows, though the stage and sign(s) still stand inside. On top of the stage sits a pool table for customers to play billiards on.
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2005-06-25 16:40:20 Do they still have the flaming zombie glass drinks? —RobertErbland
2008-04-17 12:47:50 The Penny Arcade should regain it's foothold in the Rochester Music scene due to a change in ownership recently. Nancy and Todd are due to bring it back to it's glory days. —JeffGerew
2015-10-27 12:51:28 My college roommate's first weekend in Rochester, he went to a show here, and there was a homicide in the parking lot. That was his first impression of the Rochester music scene... —alexandergartley
2020-03-29 23:33:53 Just listening to Mr. Bojangles on Amazon and trying to remember my peeps that hung out with me in 1970-1973
Also , you and me and a dog named Boo.