Bartop Arcade Cabinet Plans

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All new version 3.0 plans! These downloadable PDF plans include the materials list and detailed dimensions for the Arcade Cabinet. Included is a set of drilling templates for the control panel and speaker holes. Also included is the electronics parts lists along with links to buy them from Amazon or other sellers.


All New Version 3.0 Plans as of March 2017! If you bought the version 1 plans, just log in to your account and re-download the latest version!

Have you ever wanted to build your very own bartop arcade cabinet?  Well now you can with The Geek Pub’s Bartop Arcade Cabinet Plans!  If you haven’t already watched our videos and read about this project, be sure to check out the following articles and video about these plans: RetroPie Bartop Arcade Cabinet Build

Get ready to have such an awesome time replaying all of your favorite arcade games from the past and reminiscing old times with friends! Having your own Bartop arcade in your game room, bar, or dorm room will make everyone think you are awesome! So let’s do this!

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Example Drilling Template

Example Drilling Template

With these plans you will have all of the dimensions for each of the parts you’ll need to cut from MDF or plywood, depending on which materials you decide to use. Detailed drilling templates that include a paper template for all of the hole locations positions for the joysticks and buttons, as well as the speaker holes.  Just use some spray adhesive or masking tape to hold it in place while you drill them out.  There’s also a parts list for the electrical components you’ll need to power your PC and the lighted marquee. New version 3.0. of the plans include clarifications, more details, and breakouts.

Includes the following spray and stick templates:

  • Single Player Control Panel
  • Two Player Control Panel
  • Left and Right Speakers Grills
  • Optional front USB Ports
  • Optional Cooling Fan Grill

You can get all of the details on installing RetroPie on your  Raspberry Pi from the RetroPie website.

Included is the complete SketchUp file that you can use to get a detailed dimension of any component, including any cutting angles (if you plan to miter your cabinet pieces, optional), etc.  You can also use the re-size tool within SketchUp to easily make the entire cabinet bigger or smaller, or resize any section of the cabinet.  The sky is the limit.  So grab these Bartop Arcade Cabinet Plans and get building yours today!  We can’t wait for you to post pictures of your completed project on our Facebook page so we can share it with everyone!

Get the Arcade Two Plan Bundle

Arcde Plan BundleIf you’re interested in building both arcade cabinets, or you are not sure which cabinet you’d like to build and want to keep your options open you can also buy a discounted Arcade Two Plan Bundle that includes both the full-size arcade cabinet plan and the bartop arcade cabinet plan. If you’re like me you’ll want to build both!

Get the two plan bundle here.

Get the Bartop Arcade Two Plan Bundle

If you’re interested in building both bartop arcade cabinets, or you are not sure which cabinet you’d like to build and want to keep your options open you can also buy a discounted Bartop Arcade Two Plan Bundle that includes both the Pacade Bartop Arcade and the Original Bartop Arcade cabinet plan. If you’re like me you’ll want to build both!

Get the bartop arcade two plan bundle here.

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5 reviews for Bartop Arcade Cabinet Plans

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Devule

    Thanks Mike! These arcade plans were such a fun project for me and my son Luke. We’ve been playing Pac-Man for days now!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Craig Smithe

    Built the arcade over the weekend. Everything went together just as promised. We decided to paint ours orange and do a Duke Nukem 3D theme! So much fun!

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    S. Peenwheedle

    It took us a couple of weekends and a little bit of learning with the jigsaw (I’m not much of a carpenter) but were done! This thing is so much win!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy Kirkwood

    Best arcade plans on the internet, bar none! Thanks for this!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fred Maisy

    Just finished my cabinet last week. Super easy plans, well thought out design.

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