Nightlife

Goldfish Racing at Arcadia Tavern

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Thursdays mark Goldfish Racing at Arcadia Tavern.

Every Thursday, Arcadia Tavern pulls out the fish tank and bar patrons pull out the straws. Tension is high, bubbles are blown, and the weekly Goldfish Racing begins.

Host Chance Stephens offers prizes including $25 gift cards to those who make it through the bracket-style competition. The evening also includes a variety of drink specials, a reverse happy hour and an all-too-clever fish and chips deal.



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What we loved: Goldfish Racing at Arcadia Tavern has a sincerely fun atmosphere. The crowd is good, but not overwhelming. The drinks are pretty cheap, and most importantly, the fish are some of the fastest in town, according to one regular. 

What we didn't love: Things wrapped up a little early. They started breaking down the racetrack just a little past 11 p.m. So show up on time if you want to get a full evening's worth of racing. 

Are we going back? Quite likely. 



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