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The entrance to the duckpin bowling alley at the Painted Duck on Brady Avenue in Atlanta.
The entrance to the duckpin bowling alley at the Painted Duck on Brady Avenue.
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Eat, Drink, and Play at These Atlanta Game Bars and Bowling Alleys

Atlanta gaming parlors, arcades, and bowling alleys serving really good food and drinks, too

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The entrance to the duckpin bowling alley at the Painted Duck on Brady Avenue.
| Ryan Fleisher

Atlanta features a growing list of bowling alleys, gaming parlors, and old school arcades serving beer, cocktails and really good food. Whether looking for a place to drink pitchers of beer and eat burgers while bowling or to simply snack and sip cocktails in an alternate universe via virtual reality, check out one of these Atlanta bars and restaurants built for playing games.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Punch Bowl Social Atlanta

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875 Battery Ave SE Ste 720
Atlanta, GA 30339
(470) 443-1443
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Punch Bowl Social is a 25,000-square-foot, two-story “eatertainment” center located at Battery Atlanta near Truist Park, home to Braves baseball The gaming megaplex offers shuffleboard, fancy foosball, eight bowling lanes, an arcade, and karaoke rooms, along with a full bar and restaurant.

2. Topgolf

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1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 475-4000
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Top Golf on Ellsworth Industrial is more than simply a driving range, it’s a full-blown bar and restaurant built for players of every skill level interested in whacking a few golf balls down the electronically monitored links. Monitors measure distance and keep score. It’s a fun way to spend a day or evening with friends. All three levels and each kiosk are covered and temperature-controlled, and offer full bar and food service, too. There’s also a location in Alpharetta.

3. Fowling Warehouse Atlanta

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1356 English St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(470) 491-3695
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The Atlanta location of Detroit-based gaming bar Fowling Warehouse opened on English Street in 2020, just off of Huff Road in the Blandtown neighborhood. Fowling [FOH-ling] combines football and bowling using a regulation-sized football and 20 bowling pins. Teams try to be the first to knock down as many of the opposing team’s pins as possible. Grab food and cocktails or beers between games.

4. The Painted Duck

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976 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-0048
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The Westside sibling to the Painted Pin in Buckhead, Painted Duck is billed as an old school “gaming parlour” offering 16 lanes of duckpin bowling, Belgian feather bowling, horseshoe pits, knuckleball, and shuffleboard. A large, opulent crystal chandelier hangs overhead at the entrance to the bowling lanes, and there’s plenty of seating in the lounge for eating family-style dishes while sipping cocktails.

5. Ormsby’s

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1170 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 968-2033
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One of the original new school game bars in Atlanta, Ormsby’s is located on the ground floor of Westside Provisions District, across from Brash Coffee. It offers everything from bocce ball and darts to shuffleboard and pool. This speakeasy-gaming parlor includes beer, wine, and cocktails at the bar and burgers, sandwiches, shared snacks, and even prime rib on its menu.

6. Puttshack Atlanta

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1115 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 738-7888
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Chicago-based indoor mini golf bar and restaurant Puttshack opened at the Interlock complex across from Westside Provisions in 2021. Puttshack features four mini golf courses using Trackaball scoring and interactive gaming technology and a bar and restaurant serving cocktails, beer, and wine and pub food. There’s even a covered patio here. A second location opens in Dunwoody at the forthcoming High Street development in 2023.

7. Bowlero Atlantic Station

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261 19th St NW Suite 1150 Suite 1150
Atlanta, GA 30363
(470) 520-7550
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This bowling chain opened at the newly renovated Atlantic Station complex in late 2020 and features several lanes with lounge seating, a full-blown arcade, and a bar serving beer, wine cocktails paired with pub food. Bowlero is 21+ after 11 p.m.

8. Battle and Brew

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5920 Roswell Rd a120
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(678) 798-8190
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The gaming and entertainment restaurant and bar in Sandy Springs is open to all ages and offers food and drinks, including a weekend brunch and lunch. Battle and Brew features a slew of TVs, gaming computers and consoles, and good, old-fashioned board games, too. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

9. Red Door Tavern

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3180 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 846-6525
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This dive bar in Buckhead has been part of the scene in the neighborhood for more than 20 years now, and it includes a 1980s-style arcade near the main entrance called Arcadia. Grab drinks and then head over to the arcade to play classics like Ms. Pac-Man, Tekken, and Galaga surrounded by murals of characters like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Brothers.

10. Pin & Proper

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1039 Grant St SE d10
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 549-7948
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Pin and Proper at the Beacon in Grant Park mixes bowling with football in a game referred to as “pinfall”. It’s set up like corn hole and pits two teams against one another. Each team tries to be the first to knock down the opponent’s ten bowling pins using a football. In between rounds, grab a jumbo pretzel with beer cheese, meatloaf sandwich, wings, or a flatbread pizza. Wash it down with a Moscow mule, beer, or wine. There’s an outdoor lounge here, too. Great spot to watch football or a soccer match on one of the multiple TVs at the bar.

11. Joystick Gamebar

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427 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 525-3002
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Joystick Gamebar is a “nerdy dive bar.” This is where to head for seriously old school arcade games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Space Invaders, and even Dolly Parton pinball paired with solid cocktails and local beer. The kitchen doubles as a restaurant incubator, hosting up-and-coming chefs and pop-ups. Joystick often hosts cosplay parties and gaming tournaments, too. The bar now includes outdoor seating on its parklet out front.

12. Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium

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466 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Operated by local artist Grant Henry — aka Sister Louisa — this spot anchoring the Edgewood Avenue entertainment district may be the weirdest bar in town. There’s plenty of kitsch and religious memorabilia (that may or may not be blasphemous, depending on one’s point of view.) If downing beers and shots isn’t enough to entertain or ordering up some bar bites for nourishment doesn’t do the trick, Church features ping pong tables upstairs and sometimes hosts tournaments, too. Head back to sit on the patio between rounds.

13. Revery: VR Bar

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728 Monroe Dr NE Suite C
Atlanta, GA 30308
(470) 639-8448
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Revery claims to be the nation’s first full bar with virtual reality technology serving draft cocktails, beer, wine, and bar snacks. Gamers rent semi-private rooms by the half hour and hour, which come with personal bar service and a variety of virtual reality games and adventure scenarios. The beverage-heavy menu is broken down by draft and stirred cocktails like a gin and tonic or the rum old fashioned riff Fever Dream, boilermakers such as Coors and a whiskey shot, local beer, and wine. Snacks like jerky of the day, popcorn, and spicy pretzels are also available.

14. Midtown Bowl

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1936 Piedmont Cir NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 874-5703
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The unapologetically retro-cool Midtown Bowl is an Atlanta institution. Opened in 1960, this is where some of the city’s most serious leagues choose to bowl. The alley offers 32 lanes, a full bar pouring a lot of local beers, and a food menu filled with everything from piled-high nachos and mini corn dogs to burgers, wings, and fried fish sandwiches.

15. The Roof at Ponce City Market

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675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(770) 999-1530
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Atlanta’s largest outdoor patio includes serious skyline views with carnival games, a three-story slide, and a beer garden and restaurant experience at Nine Mile Station. Admission starts at $15 per person ($7 for kids under 12) to enter the rooftop complex and includes a wristband good for the entire day. It’s highly advised people make a reservation to dine at Nine Mile Station. There’s also drinks to be had at 12 Cocktail Bar in the tower. Look for special events taking place at the Roof throughout the year.

16. The Painted Pin

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737 Miami Cir NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 814-8736
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The owners of the Painted Duck also own the Painted Pin, a boutique bowling alley featuring bocce ball, ping pong, pop-a-shot, darts, and ski ball on Miami Circle in Buckhead. At the bar, there’s beer, wine, and classic cocktails to pair with the shared plates, sandwiches, salads, tacos, and wood-fired pizzas.

17. Fairway Social

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240 S Main St
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(470) 657-1448
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Like golf? Fairway Social at the Maxwell on Main Street features a full-service restaurant and bar, a putting green, several bays with golf game simulators, and a rooftop patio. People can even join Fairway Social’s corn hole and golf leagues.

18. Roaring Social

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35 Milton Ave
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(678) 580-1970
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Located on the lower level of the Hamilton hotel in downtown Alpharetta, Roaring Social is described as a modern-day speakeasy that also happens to feature an eight-lane, boutique bowling alley. Take the elevator down to this 1920s-style watering hole where people can order up Sidecars, Last Words, and Vieux Carres on the menu, along with wines by the glass and bottle and a selection of after-dinner drinks. Pair those libations with snacks, small plates, and desserts, including DIY s’mores and German chocolate cake. The bowling lanes reside in back and cost between $20 and $30 an hour, depending on the day. Dress code. 

19. The Comet Pub & Lanes

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1458 Church St suite e
Decatur, GA 30030
(470) 225-1931
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The owners of Twains Brewpub and Billiards (also in Decatur) opened Comet Pub and Lanes in the former Suburban Lanes bowling alley. Comet offers 32 lanes with iPad system scoring, TVs, and shuffleboard. The wrap-around bar includes 16 beers on draft and over 50 bottled beers as well as a food menu of typical bowling alley fare, like burgers, nachos, hot dogs, and even a pastrami Reuben.

20. My Parents' Basement

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22 N Avondale Rd
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(404) 292-4607
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For folks who love to read and shop for comics, play arcade games, and drink craft beer paired with bar food, My Parents’ Basement is the spot to indulge in all of that under one roof. What started as a pop-up became a full-fledged neighborhood bar and comic book shop on North Avondale Road in 2015.

1. Punch Bowl Social Atlanta

875 Battery Ave SE Ste 720, Atlanta, GA 30339

Punch Bowl Social is a 25,000-square-foot, two-story “eatertainment” center located at Battery Atlanta near Truist Park, home to Braves baseball The gaming megaplex offers shuffleboard, fancy foosball, eight bowling lanes, an arcade, and karaoke rooms, along with a full bar and restaurant.

875 Battery Ave SE Ste 720
Atlanta, GA 30339

2. Topgolf

1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Top Golf on Ellsworth Industrial is more than simply a driving range, it’s a full-blown bar and restaurant built for players of every skill level interested in whacking a few golf balls down the electronically monitored links. Monitors measure distance and keep score. It’s a fun way to spend a day or evening with friends. All three levels and each kiosk are covered and temperature-controlled, and offer full bar and food service, too. There’s also a location in Alpharetta.

1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

3. Fowling Warehouse Atlanta

1356 English St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

The Atlanta location of Detroit-based gaming bar Fowling Warehouse opened on English Street in 2020, just off of Huff Road in the Blandtown neighborhood. Fowling [FOH-ling] combines football and bowling using a regulation-sized football and 20 bowling pins. Teams try to be the first to knock down as many of the opposing team’s pins as possible. Grab food and cocktails or beers between games.

1356 English St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. The Painted Duck

976 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

The Westside sibling to the Painted Pin in Buckhead, Painted Duck is billed as an old school “gaming parlour” offering 16 lanes of duckpin bowling, Belgian feather bowling, horseshoe pits, knuckleball, and shuffleboard. A large, opulent crystal chandelier hangs overhead at the entrance to the bowling lanes, and there’s plenty of seating in the lounge for eating family-style dishes while sipping cocktails.

976 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

5. Ormsby’s

1170 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318

One of the original new school game bars in Atlanta, Ormsby’s is located on the ground floor of Westside Provisions District, across from Brash Coffee. It offers everything from bocce ball and darts to shuffleboard and pool. This speakeasy-gaming parlor includes beer, wine, and cocktails at the bar and burgers, sandwiches, shared snacks, and even prime rib on its menu.

1170 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. Puttshack Atlanta

1115 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318

Chicago-based indoor mini golf bar and restaurant Puttshack opened at the Interlock complex across from Westside Provisions in 2021. Puttshack features four mini golf courses using Trackaball scoring and interactive gaming technology and a bar and restaurant serving cocktails, beer, and wine and pub food. There’s even a covered patio here. A second location opens in Dunwoody at the forthcoming High Street development in 2023.

1115 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. Bowlero Atlantic Station

261 19th St NW Suite 1150 Suite 1150, Atlanta, GA 30363

This bowling chain opened at the newly renovated Atlantic Station complex in late 2020 and features several lanes with lounge seating, a full-blown arcade, and a bar serving beer, wine cocktails paired with pub food. Bowlero is 21+ after 11 p.m.

261 19th St NW Suite 1150 Suite 1150
Atlanta, GA 30363

8. Battle and Brew

5920 Roswell Rd a120, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

The gaming and entertainment restaurant and bar in Sandy Springs is open to all ages and offers food and drinks, including a weekend brunch and lunch. Battle and Brew features a slew of TVs, gaming computers and consoles, and good, old-fashioned board games, too. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

5920 Roswell Rd a120
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

9. Red Door Tavern

3180 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305

This dive bar in Buckhead has been part of the scene in the neighborhood for more than 20 years now, and it includes a 1980s-style arcade near the main entrance called Arcadia. Grab drinks and then head over to the arcade to play classics like Ms. Pac-Man, Tekken, and Galaga surrounded by murals of characters like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Brothers.

3180 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305

10. Pin & Proper

1039 Grant St SE d10, Atlanta, GA 30315

Pin and Proper at the Beacon in Grant Park mixes bowling with football in a game referred to as “pinfall”. It’s set up like corn hole and pits two teams against one another. Each team tries to be the first to knock down the opponent’s ten bowling pins using a football. In between rounds, grab a jumbo pretzel with beer cheese, meatloaf sandwich, wings, or a flatbread pizza. Wash it down with a Moscow mule, beer, or wine. There’s an outdoor lounge here, too. Great spot to watch football or a soccer match on one of the multiple TVs at the bar.

1039 Grant St SE d10
Atlanta, GA 30315

11. Joystick Gamebar

427 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Joystick Gamebar is a “nerdy dive bar.” This is where to head for seriously old school arcade games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Space Invaders, and even Dolly Parton pinball paired with solid cocktails and local beer. The kitchen doubles as a restaurant incubator, hosting up-and-coming chefs and pop-ups. Joystick often hosts cosplay parties and gaming tournaments, too. The bar now includes outdoor seating on its parklet out front.

427 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

12. Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium

466 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Operated by local artist Grant Henry — aka Sister Louisa — this spot anchoring the Edgewood Avenue entertainment district may be the weirdest bar in town. There’s plenty of kitsch and religious memorabilia (that may or may not be blasphemous, depending on one’s point of view.) If downing beers and shots isn’t enough to entertain or ordering up some bar bites for nourishment doesn’t do the trick, Church features ping pong tables upstairs and sometimes hosts tournaments, too. Head back to sit on the patio between rounds.

466 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

13. Revery: VR Bar

728 Monroe Dr NE Suite C, Atlanta, GA 30308

Revery claims to be the nation’s first full bar with virtual reality technology serving draft cocktails, beer, wine, and bar snacks. Gamers rent semi-private rooms by the half hour and hour, which come with personal bar service and a variety of virtual reality games and adventure scenarios. The beverage-heavy menu is broken down by draft and stirred cocktails like a gin and tonic or the rum old fashioned riff Fever Dream, boilermakers such as Coors and a whiskey shot, local beer, and wine. Snacks like jerky of the day, popcorn, and spicy pretzels are also available.

728 Monroe Dr NE Suite C
Atlanta, GA 30308

14. Midtown Bowl

1936 Piedmont Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

The unapologetically retro-cool Midtown Bowl is an Atlanta institution. Opened in 1960, this is where some of the city’s most serious leagues choose to bowl. The alley offers 32 lanes, a full bar pouring a lot of local beers, and a food menu filled with everything from piled-high nachos and mini corn dogs to burgers, wings, and fried fish sandwiches.

1936 Piedmont Cir NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

15. The Roof at Ponce City Market

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Atlanta’s largest outdoor patio includes serious skyline views with carnival games, a three-story slide, and a beer garden and restaurant experience at Nine Mile Station. Admission starts at $15 per person ($7 for kids under 12) to enter the rooftop complex and includes a wristband good for the entire day. It’s highly advised people make a reservation to dine at Nine Mile Station. There’s also drinks to be had at 12 Cocktail Bar in the tower. Look for special events taking place at the Roof throughout the year.

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

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16. The Painted Pin

737 Miami Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

The owners of the Painted Duck also own the Painted Pin, a boutique bowling alley featuring bocce ball, ping pong, pop-a-shot, darts, and ski ball on Miami Circle in Buckhead. At the bar, there’s beer, wine, and classic cocktails to pair with the shared plates, sandwiches, salads, tacos, and wood-fired pizzas.

737 Miami Cir NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

17. Fairway Social

240 S Main St, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Like golf? Fairway Social at the Maxwell on Main Street features a full-service restaurant and bar, a putting green, several bays with golf game simulators, and a rooftop patio. People can even join Fairway Social’s corn hole and golf leagues.

240 S Main St
Alpharetta, GA 30009

18. Roaring Social

35 Milton Ave, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Located on the lower level of the Hamilton hotel in downtown Alpharetta, Roaring Social is described as a modern-day speakeasy that also happens to feature an eight-lane, boutique bowling alley. Take the elevator down to this 1920s-style watering hole where people can order up Sidecars, Last Words, and Vieux Carres on the menu, along with wines by the glass and bottle and a selection of after-dinner drinks. Pair those libations with snacks, small plates, and desserts, including DIY s’mores and German chocolate cake. The bowling lanes reside in back and cost between $20 and $30 an hour, depending on the day. Dress code. 

35 Milton Ave
Alpharetta, GA 30009

19. The Comet Pub & Lanes

1458 Church St suite e, Decatur, GA 30030

The owners of Twains Brewpub and Billiards (also in Decatur) opened Comet Pub and Lanes in the former Suburban Lanes bowling alley. Comet offers 32 lanes with iPad system scoring, TVs, and shuffleboard. The wrap-around bar includes 16 beers on draft and over 50 bottled beers as well as a food menu of typical bowling alley fare, like burgers, nachos, hot dogs, and even a pastrami Reuben.

1458 Church St suite e
Decatur, GA 30030

20. My Parents' Basement

22 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

For folks who love to read and shop for comics, play arcade games, and drink craft beer paired with bar food, My Parents’ Basement is the spot to indulge in all of that under one roof. What started as a pop-up became a full-fledged neighborhood bar and comic book shop on North Avondale Road in 2015.

22 N Avondale Rd
Avondale Estates, GA 30002

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