Bob’s Bullpen at 125 N. 2nd Avenue offers not one, not two, but FOUR different entertainment options for customers, foodies, and passersby looking for something fun to do downtown! 
First up, Bob’s Bullpen

Comic books galore!

Northern Michigan’s largest collection of new and vintage comics, graphic novels, posters, cards, toys, clothes, movies, games, YOU NAME IT! Bob’s Bullpen also serves as owner/operator and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Transformers artist, Bob LeFevre’s personal studio.

Bob’s Bullpen may also be rented as a private venue for birthday parties, a fun and unique experience for kids, teens, and adults!

The Bulldog
The Bulldog footlongs

The Bulldog footlongs!

A themed hot dog joint connected to Bob’s Bullpen, The Bulldog offers up a fun atmosphere along with a killer menu for hot dog and “not-dog” lovers alike. Have an office or holiday party planned out? The Bulldog has paired up 7 of their most popular hot dogs (the equivalent of 14 regular hot dogs) for the perfect platter. Cut them up into bite-size pieces for an office party lunch or feed the whole family. The Bulldog also offers a high-quality veggie dog (or “not-dogs”) that are flown in special for The Bulldog. Veggie dogs can be substituted for any dog on the menu.

Aside from hot dogs, The Bulldog offers a full variety of other options on the “Not Dogs” menu such as made to order pizza, nachos, loaded fries, and meatball subs. Check out their Facebook page for daily specials. Dine-in, take out, or call for delivery at 989-356-9558. Every value meal purchase includes a free ½ hour in the arcade, Two Bit Operation.

Two Bit Operation


Two Bit Operation is an 80’s themed nostalgic experience that appeals to both the young and young at heart. Twenty-five different classic arcade cabinets with over 2,600 games, a foosball table, an air hockey table, skee ball, and the largest screen in Alpena to watch movies on! (You can also bring your own video game system to hook up and play your games on the big screen). Two Bit Operation is currently taking reservations for private parties for 2021. Private parties are closed off to the public to provide a Covid-safe entertainment option. Call soon to reserve your date at 356-9558 (select option #1) during regular business hours. Spaces are filling up fast!

Looking for the perfect gift?

Two Bit Operation offers Birthday Party Invitation Cards that include coupons for gifts bought at Bob’s Bullpen for the birthday party as well as a coupon for attendees on their next reservation at T.B.O. These invite cards pay for themselves with the coupons inside. Gift Certificates from Bob’s Bullpen may also be used at The Bulldog and at the arcade.

The Bulldog seating area

The Bulldog seating area

Don’t forget the swag! Clothes, mugs with lids, stickers, magnets, and hats sporting the classic TBO Wizard we all love and remember from the coins. Merchandise also includes video game books, comics, and toys. They also buy and sell new and used games and systems.

Open every day from 11-5:30. Every value meal purchase from The Bulldog gives you a FREE 1/2 hour in the arcade. Don’t forget your frequency punch cards for the arcade and food.

Last, but certainly not least, B Royal Movie Theater

Named after Alpena’s Royal Knight Cinema, B Royal Movie Theater opened up summer of 2019. B Royal can also be rented out for private parties along with The Bulldog, Two Bit Operation, and Bob’s Bullpen.

Due to Covid-19 restriction, B Royal Movie Theater is not currently screening movies for the public at this time.

All 4 facilities are sanitized and follow all Covid-19 CDC guidelines. Please don’t hesitate to call for more information!