How to spend your Saturday like an ’80s geek

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Lovers of vinyl + vintage, go crazy. (Hville Blast)

The ’80s called. They want to know where they can find their stuff.

For those of you who love that retro, vintage vibe you find in ’80s movies or shows, check out this guide on how you can spend a Saturday in Huntsville, full-blown geeked out. No shame. You’re in the right place.

Lunch

Bubby’s Diner

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This diner is a comfortable and eye-catching spot (Christian Stanfield / Hville Blast)

Start off your day by getting tasty burgers and diner food from Bubby’s family owned diner and treat yourself to a milkshake. They are a South Huntsville staple known for their retro vibe and homey feel.

Although more ’50s than ’80s, you still get that retro experience we all crave once in a while. Just me? Ok.

Where: 8412 Whitesburg Dr, SE Huntsville, AL 35802

When: Tuesday-Saturday: 7AM-8PM; CLOSED Sunday-Monday

Shopping for the ’80s

Vertical House records

Vertical House, '80s fun all around with CDs, vinyls, cassettes, and more.
Wonder what treasures you might find here. (Vertical House Records / Facebook)

Vertical House records is truly a hip, nerdy treasure trove located in historic Lowe Mill. You will find a large variety of vinyls, cassettes, CDs, and even retro video games. If you collect any or all of those things, go check it out.

Where: 2211 Seminole Dr SW, Ste 9, Huntsville, AL 35805

When: Wednesday-Friday: 12PM-6PM; Saturday: 12PM-5PM; CLOSED Sunday-Tuesday

Replay Toys

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’80s Style Collectibles (Christian Stanfield / Hville Blast)

Here you can let your inner ’80s kid go crazy with a huge selection of action figures, displays, and collectibles. Whether you’re into comic books, old slasher movies or video games, you’re guaranteed to find something you love here.

Where: 4925 US-72 E, Huntsville, AL 35816

When: Sunday-Tuesday: 12PM-7PM; Wednesday-Friday: 12PM-8PM; Saturday: 11AM-8PM

One Man’s Vintage

Looking for vintage inspired fits? Check out One Man’s vintage for nerdy t-shirts and retro chic. You won’t regret this stop. Proudly wear your Disney or Space-Jam graphic tees to show off.

Where: 100 Jefferson St N, Unit 147, Huntsville, AL 35801

When: Sunday: 12PM-4PM; Monday-Saturday: 12PM-6PM

Activities

Pints & Pixels

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Pints & Pixels can enjoy some ’80s fun (Christian Stanfield / Hville Blast)

Always a fun choice, Pints & Pixels offers ’80s inspired fun for kids and adults alike. Choose from over 40 arcade games, new and old. If you get hungry, take a seat and order a burger and fries with one of their dozens of beer on tap. What more do you need?

Where: 2500 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville, AL 35805

When: Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday: 12PM-9PM; Friday-Saturday: 12PM-12AM; CLOSED Monday

Plan your journey…

Although this isn’t a comprehensive guide to Huntsville’s diverse nerd culture, consider this a start on your epic nerd quest or whatever.

Check out more guides (or should I say… walkthroughs) to nerddom on restaurants as well as shops here.

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Joey Luria
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