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Barrie Retro Spots: Go Back In Time Before You Spring Forward

Barrie Retro Spots


Daylight savings returns this Sunday to disrupt our sleep.

The annual Spring forward usually comes and goes without much fanfare (besides complaints about the universe snatching away an hour of Netlfixing and Dorito time)

So with all the weekend chatter centered on moving forward in time, why not take a moment to look back?

Barrie is replete with cool options to put the calendar on repeat and get your retro on. Try a few this weekend before time recaptures that extra hour!


Barrie Retro Spots


Last Level Lounge

This 80s inspired arcade and museum is THE place to settle, once and for all who the Arkanoid Champion of Barrie is.

Loaded with classic pinball and video games, Last Level reverberates with tokens of prior decades that we knew and loved. And wore knee high socks in.

On top of the gaming, they’ve got a wicked assortment of era appropriate statues and toys scattered throughout the joint.

Open all weekend and evenings.



BJ’s Records 

If Vinyl is more your speed, BJ’s Records & Nostalgia (they even have it in their name!) is your go-to.

We had a chance to visit this vintage venue a little while back, and the selection of merch is as impressive as ever.

Almost as remarkable as the collection of EPs is the catalog of vintage movie posters and Tshirts. And if you have some swag or tunes from your glory days that you aren’t keen on keeping, bring it here! BJ buys and trades in yesteryear gear.



Flashback Diner

Okay, you’re going to need some nourishment on your time travel journey. But you don’t want actual food from eras gone by…unless you have some unique interest in food poisoning. (Not judging)

The next best thing is an old-school themed greasy spoon. Flashback Diner on Bayfield is the ticket!

The menu is packed with comfort foods and all day breakfast options (including traditional milkshakes) and the layout of classic-era booths will have you jitterbugging to the washroom.




Bonus Barrie Retro Spots!

Be sure to hit up Mantiques, Sanford & Sons Antiques and the 400 Market for more throw back options.


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