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Tournament Photos!

Here at the photos we’ve gotten so far from our latest tournament.  Thanks for coming out ya’all!  If you have more photos, and want to see them up here/credited, just drop us a line!

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The Tournament Nitty Gritty!

Alright.  Since we’ve got a big tournament coming up next month, we figured that you probably need some information about what’ll be going down.  Remember, there’s no fee to enter the tournament!

Our Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Tournament will be:

  • Best 2 out of 3, 99 second rounds.  Finals will be best 2 out of 3 matches, each of which will be 2 out of 3 rounds.
  • Single Elimination
  • Capped at 32 contestants.
  • Randomly seeded
  • Played on the PS3

We’ll have some fight sticks for use, but we can’t guarantee there will be one available during your slot, so we suggest you bring your own.  Should it matter, accidental pausing forfeits the round, except in the case when death is unavoidable.

  • Signups on site start @ 7:30.  Remember: First come, first served.
  • Tournament starts @ 8:30 sharp.  No shows lose by forfeit.
  • Gimmick goes live @ 10
  • Finals will be played @ 11, winners crowned immediately afterwards.

We’ll be making announcements about prizes for the tournament in the coming weeks, but we’ll have T-shirts, gift cards, and free drinks galore.

Want to register for the tournament ahead of time?  Just e-mail us at info@pixelsbar.com



We’re switching things up next month.  Our next event will be Friday, August 30th, and it’s a Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition tournament, but not satisfied with one event, we’ve asked our friends GIMMICK!, our favorite video game cover band, to come and play their particular brand of retro hard rock for us.

If you haven’t heard them before, they rock out pretty hard, and they’ll be playing a set for the express purpose of making our tournament that much more awesome.

All the details about the tournament are coming this week, but here are the important parts:

  • In-Person Sign ups start @ 7:30pm.  First come, first served.
  • Tournament starts @ 8:30pm.
  • GIMMICK! goes on @ 10:00pm.
  • No cover at the door, and no entry fee for the tournament
  • Fabulous prizes.

What else do you need to know?

Hometown Throwdown on 3-8!

Hometown is coming up this Saturday, and we’ve got more fighting games than ever!

Street Fighter, Skullgirls, BlazBlue, SFxT, UMvC3, and more—we’re even setting up so people can play Last Blade 2, one of our very favorite classics.

It all goes down from 2 to 6pm on Saturday, March 3, at Kick Butt Coffee & Booze on Airport Blvd.


Bring your arcade stick, your liver, and your game face. We’ll see you there!


We’re back!

We're back!

We’re returning this Saturday to Kickbutt Coffee for more retro gaming geekery!

Don’t forget to tell your friends about their $3 drink specials, not to mention assorted other happy hour discounts they’ll be offer ALL DAY, just for us!

Hold On To Your Butts…

…because it’s time for another Throwdown!

Throwdown At Kick Butt Coffee This Saturday!

Saturday is coming up, so make sure you’re with us at Kick Butt Coffee! It’s videogames, coffee, and booze—an unbeatable combination.

If you’re not familiar with our friends at Kick Butt Coffee, this should give you some idea of what to expect:

Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

The festivities begin at 1:30 on Saturday and continue all afternoon, so make sure you’re there! We’ve got retro SNES and Genesis fare, fighting games, and we take requests—so bring your game face no matter what your style is.

Not sure how to get there? THAT’S NO EXCUSE:



The Return of Hometown Throwdown… uh… Returns!

Our Friends at Kick Butt Coffee have asked us to come back, and consequently, we will be returning to their shores on September 15th.  We’ll be playing more SNES and Sega Genesis Madness, Persona 4 Arena, and we’ll be taking requests as well.

More details are coming, but here’s the skinny:

What: The Return of Hometown Throwdown!

When: Saturday, September 15th, 1:30pm-5:00PM

Where: Kick Butt Coffee Music and Booze, 5775 Airport Blvd, Austin TX

Hope to see you all there, and check our Facebook/Twitter for more updates!


The Return of Hometown Throwdown!


With only 8 days before our triumphant return, be sure to tell your friends!

The Return of Hometown Throwdown!

For those of you that haven’t heard, Hometown Throwdown is returning!

August 11th (that’s a Saturday) @ 1:00, we will be throwing down, SNES style, at Kick Butt Coffee.

Here’s the skinny:

When: Saturday, August 11th, 1:00-4:30pm

Where: Kick Butt Coffee Music and Booze, 5775 Airport Blvd Austin, TX

What: Old School Super Nintendo Games, Skullgirls, and possibly some additional Wii action.

Why: Because our friends at Kickbutt Coffee like us!  (Well, that and they have beer, food, and $3 Red Snappers all day Saturday)

Hope to see you there, and stay tuned for more announcements!

Brief Hiatus!

Our live events will be going on a brief hiatus, as we’re moving apartments this month. Have no fear, though—we’ll be back on the week of August 6 (exact date and time TBD), and you can reach us here on the website or on Facebook/Twitter until then!

Our next Throwdown!

In case you’ve missed it on our Facebook, we’re having another good ol’ fashioned fighting game tournament!  This time, it’s Skullgirls, now that you’ve had the time necessary to practice.  Come out and join us at Mister Tramps next Monday (Jun 11th) @ 9:30!

The important details:

  • The event begins @ 9:30, and the tournament starts @ 10:00. Sign ups are open until 10:00, or until we fill up, and are awarded on a first come first served basis.
  • No entry fee
  • First place prize is a free drink and a Pixels T-shirt
  • Second place prize is a free drink.


The nitty gritty:

  • All matches will be played on PS3
  • We will have sticks available for use, but to ensure you get one, please bring your own if possible.
  • Matchups are best two out of three matches, best two out of three rounds (even for team matches). Finals will be best three out of five matches.
  • Brackets will be randomly seeded, and the tournament will be single elimination.


So come on down at 9:30, have a beer or two, play in some casuals, and sign up for the throwdown proper at 10:00. Feel free to post on this thread if you have any questions, or find our Facebook page.

Hope to see you there!

You like us… you really, really like us!

It is our tremendous honor to announce that our good friends at Mister Tramps have asked us to bring Hometown Throwdown back to their doors on a regular basis.

Starting on April the 9th, Hometown Throwdown will be happening every 2nd and 4th Monday, at 7:30 PM. That means more tournaments, more games, and perhaps most importantly, more beer!  We’ll be announcing the schedule for 4/9 tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Announcing… Hometown Throwdown: Tournament Edition!

That’s right, this upcoming Monday (the 12th) at 7PM, we’ll be giving away Pixels T-Shirts (that’s the design there on the right) to winners of four different tournaments: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend, and Street Fighter X Tekken.  There is no entrance fee.

Here’s the skinny:

  • SSFIVAE @ 7:30
  • BBCSE @ 8:30
  • UMvC3 @ 9:30
  • SFxT @ 10:30
  • Casuals intermittently all night.

Tournaments begin at those times, so please be signed up before.

Tournaments slots will be first come first serve, with a maximum of 32 entrants each. If space allows, you may sign up for multiple tournaments, but are limited to a single shirt per entrant.

  • All brackets will be single elimination, best 2 out of 3 matches (with best 2 out of 3 rounds, where applicable).
  • All matches will be played with 99 second time limits.
  • Pausing (accidental or intentional) immediately forfeits the round.
  • Arcade sticks will be provided, but if you want to be sure to get one, we would suggest you bring your own.
  • Unless specifically agreed upon by both participants, all tournament matches will be played on PS3s.

Good luck to you all, and remember, there’s no entrance fee, and T-shirts to win!

Hometown Throwdown 2: Electric Boogaloo

Our first Austin Throwdown was a huge success, so we’re going to do it again! Come back out to Mister Tramps on Monday, March 12th, at 7pm for more fighting games. If you missed the first round, this is your chance. We’d love to see all you Austin peeps drop by!

Here’s the Facebook Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/199945473444605/

Be sure and RSVP (and follow us on Facebook and Twitter).

Here are the details:

Announcing…Hometown Throwdown!

Hometown Throwdown is a one-night event devoted to all things gaming, with a special eye towards local competition. And for our first time out, what could be more competitive than an all-out brawl?

Whether you want to sharpen your skills against the best of the best, scrub out some casuals, or just enjoy the atmosphere and drinks, come down and witness the start of an Austin tradition.

Join us at Mister Tramps on February 19, at 7:00pm, for a night of beer, good company, and fighting games!

Big News!

Stay tuned and watch this space, we have big news coming up this week!

Welcome to Pixels!

Pixels is a bar for people who love videogames.  If you’re a gamer, come on down to our first location in Austin Texas, play some games, and have a drink.

If you’re looking to get updates on the latest happenings at the bar, follow us on Facebook, or on Twitter at @pixelsbar!

Rock On!

If you have questions, you can reach us at info@pixelsbar.com!