Hot dogs & cocktails are offered in this informal bar with arcade games & events.
Wonderville was founded by husband-and-wife team Mark Kleback and Stephanie Gross. With over ten years of experience working with DIY music venues across Brooklyn, like Death By Audio, Silent Barn, Market Hotel, and Secret Project Robot, the duo decided to bring their combined experience to a new space: an indie arcade gallery and bar.
Mark has been working as a creative technologist for a decade, building interactive installations for museums, music festivals, and corporate pop-ups. He’s also the founder of Death By Audio Arcade, a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization in New York City focused on showcasing games by local developers. The organization hosts events and runs workshops with game developers, showing them how to cut and paint wood, solder electronics, and assemble physical installations for video games that go on to live in public spaces. Many of these past collaborations can now be played at Wonderville.
Stephanie has over ten years of experience working with local arts organizations, helping them navigate the city’s bureaucracy and file paperwork to become non-profits. She’s also worked with the Department of Consumer Affairs and is currently a senior director at the Department of Finance.
Together, they bring their experience to a new type of DIY venue that exists legally, with all of the proper licensing and permits, but also strives to showcase independent games, music, and art. Wonderville hosts a wide range of events, from live music to comedy shows, from video game showcases and tournaments to Dungeons and Dragons and board game nights.
Check out our events calendar to see what’s coming up and our games page to see our current collection of unique indie games – most of them only available to play at Wonderville!