Yeah, doing the whole "I'm gonna do a barcade" thing is not a great idea. Even our really initially successful barcade ended up back as a straight bar. In our case the bar owner didn't help, but it's really difficult to keep it sustained. To keep folks coming in, you need to switch up machines routinely. You've got to keep them in A1 shape, even if parts are hard to find and idiots break them repeatedly. You've got to have someone to fix them seven days a week. This is expensive. There's a reason Dave and Buster's call their game area the million dollar midway. If you want to open a bar, that's fine, but open a bar and have a few games. Don't open a barcade.
I agree local microbreweries are great pin locations. Just make sure they don't brew in the same room as the pins are in.