16 Best Arcades in Los Angeles

Retro, bar, restaurant, or mega arcades, Los Angeles has them all. Whatever arcades you’re looking for, these arcades have a various array of  video games to touch the inner child that enjoyed plugging in quarters and button-mashing.

These nostalgic arcades can be fun for adults only or for the whole family.

Here are 16 arcades in Los Angeles and its surrounding areas that will bring hours of entertainment for the small and big kid in your life:

Family Friendly Arcades

All Amusement Fun Center

Address: 201 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

  • Open to all ages
  • Family Friendly

Located in the Burbank Town Center mall, the All Amusement Fun Center is a mom-and-pop arcade that has been around for over 20 years.

This arcade provides all of the nostalgia from the early 1990s: blinking lights, carpeted floors, and classic and modern video games like Halo, Marvel vs Capcom, and those frustratingly addicting claw machines.

It is also impeccably clean with reasonable prices for hours of playing.

No food or drinks are allowed inside, however, to keep the machines in great condition.

The owners are extremely kind and provide great customer support.

Arcave Room

Address: 3725 Foothill Blvd Unit O, Glendale, CA 91214

Website: https://www.arcaveroom.com/

  • Open to all ages
  • Family Friendly
  • Require advanced booking for private parties

 

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The Arcave Room is a private retro gaming venue offering different party packages starting at 2 hours for 10 people at $519 with additional fees for add-ons.

They have a variety of packages including extended hours for video game play, a balloon artist, an airbrush artist, decorated themes, and more.

Food, beverages, and utensils are not included.

The booking includes unlimited video game play throughout the time reserved.

There are old school to contemporary games like pinball machines, Double Dragon, Super Mario Brothers, Jurassic Park, Fortnite, Roblox, and many more.

With no age limit, this venue is perfect for kid’s party or non-traditional party like a wedding shower (yes, they have hosted one before).

Dave & Busters

Arcadia Address: 400 S Baldwin Ave #930U, Arcadia, CA 91007

Hollywood Address: 9301 Tampa Ave Suite 212, Northridge, CA 91324

Inglewood Address: 6081 Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Northridge Address: 9301 Tampa Ave Suite 212, Northridge, CA 91324

Website: https://www.daveandbusters.com/

  • Open to all ages
  • Family friendly
  • Kids must be accompany by an adult
  • Sells food and alcoholic beverages

Dave & Buster’s is a chain restaurant that offers food, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and fun arcade games for the whole family.

Diners may check out Dave & Buster’s for their happy hour menu, while gamers may go on half-off Wednesdays to get their gaming on at a discount.

Each arcade machine has different pricing and is activated using Dave & Buster’s playing card.

Sport enthusiasts can watch games on televisions located throughout the restaurant.

Not surprisingly, all Dave & Busters offer a variety of arcade games ranging from claw machines, basketball hoops, pinballs, 1st person shooters, dance dance revolution (DDR), and much more!

Round1

Address: 201 E Magnolia Blvd. Ste 145, Burbank, CA 91502

Address: 1600 S. Azusa Ave. Ste 285, City of Industry, CA 91748

Website: https://www.round1usa.com/

  • Open to all ages
  • Family friendly
  • Serves alcoholic beverages (ID will be checked when ordering)
  • Serves food

 

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Round1 is a Japanese based multi-entertainment company that offers bowling, arcade games, indoor sport complex, big screen TV for sporting events, billiards, karaoke, darts, ping pong, and food & drinks in their mega 50,000+ square footage of space.

Their first gaming center opened in 2010 in the City of Industry, CA.

They have since open another gaming center in Burbank, CA and many other locations throughout California and other states.

You will find most arcade games at Round1 are imported straight from Japan and they include the latest and greatest hit games!

Round1 offers different gaming packages for different activities based on hourly rates.

They offer discounts if you join their membership app at https://www.round1usa.com/membership.

With appetizers, sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, and alcohol available for purchase, Round1 is an indoor amusement park that is a one-stop shop for unlimited entertainment for everyone in the family!

Sherman Castle Park

Address: 4989 Sepulveda Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Website: https://www.laparks.org/castlepark/

  • Open to all ages
  • Family friendly
  • Serves food

Located in the San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks Castle is a popular family friendly entertainment center providing miniature golf,  arcade, and batting cages.

Sherman Oaks Castle also allow reservations to host gatherings, birthdays, or other special occasion.

They offer a mixture of vintage and modern arcade games, as well as laser tag.

Each arcade machine pay per play.

Recently, the arcade has been newly renovated and provide a clean space for gaming fun!

This is a great place to take the whole family to spend the day without breaking the bank.

EXP Barcadia

Address: 1020 S Baldwin Ave Arcadia, CA 91007

Website: https://www.expbarcadia.com/

  • Open to all ages
  • Family friendly
  • Serves alcoholic beverages (ID will be checked when ordering)
  • Serves food

 

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EXP Barcadia is cleverly named after the city they’re located in, Arcadia!

Free to enter, it’s an immersive gaming experience housing PC gaming labs, consoles in living room spaces, karaoke, private rooms with VR, arcade machines, pool tables, and board games.

This place really has it all!

They also have a virtual mini golf section.

Please make sure to call ahead to check if reservations are needed for private rooms with VR, karaoke, or virtual golfing.

They also show sports on big screen TVs while serving delicious cocktails and food.

They have a wide array of menu items ranging from salads, sandwiches, burgers, pastas, popcorn chicken, takoyaki (a delicious Japanese appetizer made from squid), buffalo wings, and cheesecakes.

Whatever you’re in the mood for, this mega hangout spot will have it!

Family Arcade LA

Address: 876 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90029

Website: http://www.familyamusement.com

  • Open to all ages
  • Family friendly

 

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Established in 1971, Family Arcade LA has been serving Los Angeles county for over 5 decades!

The layout is modern and all the games are in great shape.

They offer unlimited gaming time at $25 per day on their huge selection of games ranging from pinball, DDR, Guitar Hero, kart racers, rail shooters, classic arcades, combat games, and much more!

This daily fee excludes claw machines, prize redemption games, and pool tables.

Some may complain about the cost, but Family Arcade LA has a huge selection of games, is open late, and can be categorized as an arcade amusement park.

This will allow for maximum playing time for $25!

NeoFuns

Address: 500 N Atlantic Blvd Ste# 162 Monterey Park, CA 91754

Website: https://www.fun-hoops.com/

  • Open to all ages
  • Family friendly

Tucked inside an outdoor style mall, Neofuns, is an arcade dedicated to claw machines with cute and unique toys as prizes.

You can find prizes like Pokémon, Hello Kitty, and Kawaii plushies.

Other games like air hockey exist and are priced differently from the claw machines as well.

But you’ll be amazed by all the unique prizes Neofun has in their claw machines.

The shop is clean with helpful clerks provide good customer service.

It’s a great place for a quick hangout, date night, or family outing.

Neon Retro Arcade

Address: 28 S Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91105

Website: http://neonretroarcade.com

  • Open to all ages
  • Family friendly

 

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Founded in 2015, Mark and Mia share a strong bond over pinball machines when they met and fell in love in college.

Neon Retro Arcade was built from owner Mark Guenther’s personal collection of classic arcade machines.

He would find used arcade machines in need of repair and restore them back to life.

When Mark could no longer fit all of his arcade machines in his garage, he and his wife, Mia, thought it would be great to share these machines with other arcade enthusiasts by opening their own arcade.

Neon has over 40 vintage arcade games and pinball machines such as: Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, etc.

They offer two admission packages: you can pay per hour ($15/hour) for unlimited play or per day ($25/day).

This arcade is perfect for the vintage arcade enthusiasts.

Vintage Arcade Superstore

Address: 4334 San Fernando Rd Glendale, CA 91204

Website: https://www.vintagearcade.net/

  • Open to all ages
  • Family friendly
  • Free arcade games

Located in Glendale and established in 1995, Vintage Arcade Superstore specialize in fixing used arcade and pinball machines to working condition and selling it to any interested party.

They can find rare vintage games and offer 90 days of warranty with extended warranty on all of their purchased machines.

As a result of over 40 years of experience, founder Gene Lewin, has a large number of arcade machines in stock where he rotates in his show room to anyone interested in playing and testing his machines.

All the arcade machines are free to play!

Rental of the show room for private party is available.

Xlanes

Address: 333 S Alameda St Ste 300 Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://www.xlanesla.com/

  • Open to all ages
  • Family friendly
  • Serves alcoholic beverages (ID will be checked when ordering)
  • Serves food

 

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Located in a shopping center, Xlanes is a super entertainment center with 30 bowling lanes, over 80 vintage and modern arcade games, 9 billiard table, exclusive VIP lounges, karaoke room, open sports bar, and full menu serving Italian American food.

Each gaming section has their own pricing and can be purchase at the ticket area in Xlanes.

Like Dave’s & Buster’s, EXP Barcadia, and Round1, sport enthusiasts may go to watch game on their many television, and families can enjoy the afternoon over food and games.

There is literally something for everyone!

Everyone can find their own entertainment choice at Xlanes!

Great Arcades for Adults to Hangout

EightyTwo

Address: 707 E 4th Pl Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://eightytwo.la/la/

  • 21+ years old to enter
  • Serves Alcoholic beverages
  • DJ live music streaming and mix archive

 

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EightyTwo, an adult-only bar for those who are 21 years old and above, offers over 40 pinball machines and classic arcade games.

These pinball and video games are on a rotating basis from a collection of over 50 machines.

EightyTwo is fully-stocked in every way: arcade games, bar, outdoor patio, and nightly DJs.

Every arcade machine can be operated with quarters, and has old-school change machines as well.

This bar-cade is the perfect spot if you want to enjoy a nice drink and dominate your friend in Area 51.

Player One

Address: 5126 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91601

Website: https://www.playeronearcadebar.com

  • 21+ years old to enter
  • Serves Alcoholic beverages
  • DJ live music streaming and mix archive

Player One is another bar for the 21 and up crowd that offers vintage arcade machines, a karaoke bar, and air hockey for fun with friends, while enjoying a nice cocktail and listening to a nice jam from the DJ.

Aptly called a barcade, Player One focuses on popular vintage arcade machines from the 1980s to 1990s.

Here, you’ll find arcade games like Pacman, Tetris 2, Star Wars Trilogy, Sea Wolf, Jurassic Park,  Street Fighter, and numerous pinball machines!

Player One prides itself on creating a unique drink menu and providing a chill environment for all guests.

The One Up

Address: 13625 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Website: http://www.theoneup.com/

  • 21+ years old to enter
  • Serves Alcoholic beverages
  • Serves food
  • Free arcade games

 

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The One Up is a bar and gastropub that offers free  vintage arcade games!

This is a great place to relax after a long day with some cocktails, some comes with a twist made by the bartenders at the One Up bar.

The menu offers delicious and interesting food like baby back ribs, French dip sliders, crispy cauliflowers, crispy wings, avocado summer rolls, tacos with a twist, and much more.

The One Up is one of the rare bar that provides free vintage arcades games like Pacman, Street Fighter, the Simpsons, the Burger, etc.

Do go early since the arcade section does become popular with long wait time during later in the night.

This is a fun place to hang out with friends or go on a date while you challenge your companion with a friendly game of Street Fighter.

The Slipper Clutch

Address: 351 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: https://www.theslipperclutch.com/

  • 21+ years old to enter
  • Serves Alcoholic beverages
  • DJ live music streaming and mix archive

Located around the corner from Grand Central Market, the Slipper Clutch can be described as a punk rock speakeasy bar in the back of Bar Clacson.

It looks deceivingly small from the outside, but is quite large on the inside.

You can order food from Bar Clacson and bring it back to the Slipper Clutch.

A very hip bar with skyline view, foosball tables, outdoor seating, a pool table, and numerous pin ball machines that accepts quarters, the Slipper Clutch provide lots of entertainment for adults looking for a relaxing and fun place to hang out.

Two Bit Circus

Address: 634 Mateo St Los Angeles, CA 90021

Website: https://twobitcircus.com/

  • Open to all ages
  • Serves alcoholic beverages (ID will be checked when ordering)
  • Serves food

 

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Established in 2012, Two Bit Circus is an arcade that specialized in escape room, virtual reality (VR) games, new technologies, pinball machines, and more, right in the heart of Los Angeles arts district.

If you ever wanted to be served a cocktail made by a robot, come on by to Two Bit Circus!

Reservations to enter can be made on Two Bit Circus’s website.

With a combination of vintage and modern arcade like pinball machines, Street Fighter, 4 player Air Hockey, Centipede, Killer Queen, Heavy Burger, Armed & Gelatinous, and Two Bit Circus original games, there are plenty of options to go around.

Besides arcade games, you’ll find multi-person VR games involving first person shooting, VR experiences, hands on educational game that allows you be a surgeon, and much more.

The owners aim to bring incorporate ideas from designers, inventors, makers, engineers, and storytellers to bring concepts into reality.

Come experience this Micro-Amusement park for yourself!

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