Double Tap ‘beercade’ in Iowa City merges new and retro games

Double Faucet, the name of the newly opened bar in downtown Iowa City, refers to video games and beers.

It is a succinct way to clue patrons in on what they’ll locate after they enter.

That contains beers on tap, obtaining to press a button and “tap tap” although taking part in a recreation, and owning to shoot a zombie twice — called double tapping — to get rid of it in a recreation, explained Aaron Schurman, an proprietor of Paramount Barco.

Double Tap, also named Faucet Faucet, opened Wednesday night, rounding out a trio of themed bars on the Pedestrian Shopping mall owned by Cedar Falls’ Paramount Barco: Roxxy and the Stuffed Olive are the other folks.

Nestled in between the two, Double Tap qualified prospects patrons down a set of stairs and into an arcade, a dim setting help you save for the shiny screens and colourful lights emanating off of rows of retro and fashionable online games.