Holmes Pizza and Arcade

Mark Stens Land

11/6/20231 min read

"Holmes Pizza & Arcade: A Slice of Nostalgia & New Discoveries"

Let's step into a slice of Downtown Albuquerque where nostalgia isn't just a feeling, it's a flavor, and the games are as timeless as the pies. Holmes Pizza & Arcade serves up an experience that bridges generations. It's a sanctuary for parents steeped in the glow of old-school arcade games and a playground for kids striking up friendships with pixelated characters for the first time.

At Holmes, the past meets the present over a joystick and a slice. The arcade is an homage to the golden era of gaming, with icons like Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac Man, and Galaga standing shoulder to shoulder with rows of vintage pinball machines. But the allure doesn't stop at the arcade cabinets; it extends to the menu, where non-GMO pledges and homemade dough—from the classic to vegan and gluten-free options—tell a tale of modern-day culinary craftsmanship.

The toppings are a blend of the familiar and the gourmet, with fresh cheeses including the option of goat cheese, a nod to the discerning palettes. 'Holmes-made' isn't just a catchy phrase here—it's a stamp of in-house quality, from the dough to the sauces and beyond.

The setting is a casual congregation of tables and metal chairs—a no-fuss, all-fun zone where the clink of a pinball machine accompanies every bite. And for the diners who venture beyond pizza, Holmes offers a treasure trove of comfort delights like chicken tenders and sweet bread knots.

So, make your way down to Holmes Pizza & Arcade, where every visit is a chance to indulge in the joy of gaming's yesteryear and the pleasure of a pizza crafted with care. Whether it’s for the love of avocado and goat cheese on your pie or the simple joy of sharing a round of Ms. Pac Man with friends, Holmes is your destination for a taste of the good old days—and the delicious present.