By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Mar 23, 2021 at 11:31 AM

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The idea of preventing death, ending this pandemic AND a free Krispy Kreme doughnut a day not enough incentive to get vaccinated? Maybe this bonus bribe will help: Up-Down MKE will give you a whole bunch of free games, all for the low, low price of a vaccination poke. 

The Brady Street gaming bar introduced "Tokens for Poke'ns" this week, offering 20 free game tokens to all who've received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That's a lot of bonus Dig Dug (also protection from a deadly disease that's taken a year of our lives). But most important: Dig Dug!

Those who've already received their final dose of the vaccine can spin by the arcade bar, located at 615 E. Brady St., now through April 12 to snag their free tokens. And for those who haven't gotten their Moderna, Pfizer or J&J yet, the deal runs throughout the entire summer; all you need to do is show Up-Down your vaccination card within three weeks of your final jab and you've got 20 free takens to catch up on all the gaming good times you missed out on in 2020. 

"We are grateful to everyone for taking this important step to protect the community and help Up-Down return to normal," writes the bar in a Facebook post. "We look forward to enjoying good times with you soon."

For those eligible and looking for how to get vaccinated, here's a handy guide to resources – from places to sign up to vaccine spotters. And for those wanting their free Pac-Man for a vax poke, Up-Down MKE is currently open Mondays through Fridays from 3 p.m. until 2 a.m., as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.