80s arcade
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80s arcade

An arcade that is themed or styled after a classic 1980s arcade

Starfighters Arcade

Mesa, AZ 85205
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Starfighters Arcade

Starfighters Arcade

68 pinball machines
Updated: May 11, 2024
Mesa, AZ 85205
Mesa
Arizona
AZ
85205

If you ever find yourself in Mesa, Arizona, Starfighters Arcade is definitely worth a visit. This vintage arcade houses over 160 rotating pinball machines and classic arcade titles, making it the perfect spot for a retro gaming experience. When you first enter, your eyes may not know where to look as games from a variety of different eras beckon you forward. The early solid state pinball games look quite different from the flashy modern Stern machines, yet both offer an immersive and entertaining experience that is guaranteed to please players of all skill levels. Plus, with an all-day pass, your money buys you access to free play on all the vintage arcade cabinets and pinball machines. And should you be in the mood for a snack or a beverage while playing these vintage favorites, many small treats and refreshing drinks can also be found at Starfighters Arcade. They even host regular tournaments for dedicated competitive gamers. If you’re ever in Mesa looking for some vintage arcade and pinball fun, look no further than Starfighters Arcade!

Funspot

Laconia, NH 03246
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Funspot

Funspot

55 pinball machines
Updated: May 17, 2024
Laconia, NH 03246
Laconia
New Hampshire
NH
03246

Name your favorite game and you’ll find it at Funspot – one of the largest collections of late-1970s to mid-1980s arcade games in the world. For over 60 years, the village of Weirs Beach in Laconia, NH has been home to this entertainment mecca of three-stories and 75,000 square feet. Visit the American Classic Arcade Museum with over 250 pre-1987 video games and pinball machines. Funspot also offers bowling, bumper cars, kiddie rides, an 18 hole indoor mini-golf, a zipline adventure park, cash bingo, air hockey, skeeball, over 600 arcade games and pinball machines, a pizzeria, and a tavern with pool, darts and a full bar. 

Rock Fantasy

Middletown, NY 10940
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Rock Fantasy

Rock Fantasy

51 pinball machines
Updated: May 20, 2024
Middletown, NY 10940
Middletown
New York
NY
10940

Rock Fantasy in Middletown, NY is a landmark headshop for metalheads, pinheads, and… well… heads! This record store, smoke shop and pinball arcade is absolutely PACKED with heavy metal and classic rock records, posters, pipes, patchouli and pinball machines – mostly rock-themed. Home of the Orange County Pinball Club and hosts the occasional International Flipper Pinball Association tournament. 

Appalachian Pinball Museum

Hendersonville, NC 28792
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Appalachian Pinball Museum

Appalachian Pinball Museum

49 pinball machines
Updated: Oct 02, 2023
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Hendersonville
North Carolina
NC
28792

Built in a former movie theater, the Appalachian Pinball Museum in Hendersonville, NC feels grand when you enter this retro arcade experience. Placards on each machine explain its history as you go from playing a shooting gallery game from the 60's to playing a newly released pinball machine. Grab a can of beer and try your hand at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tales from the Crypt or Twilight Zone. Folks under the age of thirteen must be accompanied by an adult, but it’s free to take a gander or $12 to buy a wrist band and play all day. Don’t miss their collection of 80’s push pins. 

The Arcade (Brighton)

Brighton, MI 48116
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The Arcade (Brighton)

The Arcade (Brighton)

48 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 01, 2024
Brighton, MI 48116
Brighton
Michigan
MI
48116

Do those arcades you see in 80’s movies still exist? In Brighton, MI they do! The Arcade is a throwback pinball and classic video games arcade open on weekends to play all day for a small entrance fee. Shooters, racing games, machines from Japan, Star Wars Battle Pod, lots of old Williams, Nintendo and Midway cabinets and every kind of Donkey Kong and Mortal Kombat cabinet ever created. Play The Big Lebowski pinball until you can go bowling with Donny in the bowling alley below the playfield or play your favorite themes from the 80's, 90's, and today's most popular machines plus a great collection of Jersey Jacks. The Arcade will also buy, sell, trade and repair machines for your personal collection.

Portal Pinball Arcade

Acworth, GA 30101
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Portal Pinball Arcade

Portal Pinball Arcade

44 pinball machines
Updated: May 11, 2024
Acworth, GA 30101
Acworth
Georgia
GA
30101

Enjoy classic pinball, 80's music and a family friendly atmosphere at Portal Pinball Arcade in Acworth, GA. With more than 60 pinball machines and over 40 classic arcade games in constant rotation, you can play all you want for an hourly rate or pay for an entire day. Newest pinball releases, weekly leagues, tournaments, and craft beer, wine, cider and mead on tap. The bar countertop is amazing!

Free Play Pinball Arcade

Fraser, MI 48026
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Free Play Pinball Arcade

Free Play Pinball Arcade

36 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 06, 2024
Fraser, MI 48026
Fraser
Michigan
MI
48026

Free Play Pinball Arcade in Fraser, MI is an excellent, medium-sized classic video and pinball arcade that is family-friendly and serves a little alcohol. Pay one price and play all of the arcade blockbusters from the late 70s and 80s, with the exception of Hercules – the largest pinball machine ever made and one of only about 10 machines still in circulation. That’ll cost you a dollar. Ready for a tournament? Choose from pinball, darts, bubble hockey and foosball.

Super Abari Game Bar

Charlotte, NC 2820
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Super Abari Game Bar

Super Abari Game Bar

35 pinball machines
Updated: May 07, 2024
Charlotte, NC 2820
Charlotte
North Carolina
NC
2820

Super Abari Game Bar in Charlotte, NC is a barcade with a portal to the past for adult “kids.” More than 90 arcade games are arranged around a display of screens playing 80s movies. Drop some quarters into more than 30 pinball machines like Indiana Jones, Halloween, Willy Wonka, Creature from the Black Lagoon and Stranger Things. This modern spot serves craft beers and cocktails and is almost exclusively 21+ with the exception of noon to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The Game Preserve

Spring, TX 77380
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The Game Preserve

The Game Preserve

31 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 25, 2024
Spring, TX 77380
Spring
Texas
TX
77380

The 80's are back! The Game Preserve is a true classic arcade in Spring, TX with original arcade games like Star Wars, Robotron, Joust, Centipede, Street Fighter and a hundred more, plus over 25 pinball machines like The Addams Family, Twilight Zone, and Dr Who all on free play. Get a day pass or a monthly membership, and bring your own food and beer since you’ll want to stay a while. Love it here? Check out their original NASA location. 

1984 Branson

Branson, MO 65616
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1984 Branson

1984 Branson

29 pinball machines
Updated: May 01, 2024
Branson, MO 65616
Branson
Missouri
MO
65616

1984 Branson Arcade is an 80s-themed arcade with video games, pinball machines, foosball, and air hockey. The pinball collection has a variety of games from the 1980s. The $10 admission fee allows you to play video arcade games, but pinball requires quarters. 

Robot City Games & Arcade

Binghamton, NY 13905
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Robot City Games & Arcade

Robot City Games & Arcade

28 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 15, 2024
Binghamton, NY 13905
Binghamton
New York
NY
13905

Robot City Games and Arcade in Binghamton, NY is a video game store with a very cute 80’s arcade attached. In the video game store, you’ll find consoles, accessories and perhaps every title of game ever published for sale. In the arcade, a two-tone neon paint job gives the space an 80’s vibe and the Kangaroo and Burger Time run on tokens. With over 20 pinball machines and 125 arcade games, Robot City may just be the biggest arcade in the state. 

8-Bit Arcade Bar

Renton, WA 98057
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8-Bit Arcade Bar

8-Bit Arcade Bar

28 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 12, 2024
Renton, WA 98057
Renton
Washington
WA
98057

8 Bit Arcade Bar in Renton, WA, is an awesome 80's vintage throwback arcade with iconic classic arcade games like Ms. Pacman, Galaga, Frogger, and Donkey Kong, as well as modern machines like Minecraft and Luigi’s Haunted Mansion, plus a rotating collection of pinball games. They also serve pizza, milkshakes, and cans of beer. 

Level One Bar + Arcade (Columbus)

Columbus, OH 43235
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Level One Bar + Arcade (Columbus)

Level One Bar + Arcade (Columbus)

25 pinball machines
Updated: May 19, 2024
Columbus, OH 43235
Columbus
Ohio
OH
43235

Level One Bar + Arcade in Columbus, OH is an 80’s themed bar where arcade games are free if you’re drinking and pinball is only 50 cents. Level One is small and locally owned and serves up local craft beers and cocktails. Pinball includes games like Medieval Madness, Iron Maiden, Deadpool, Tales from the Crypt, and Banzai Run and are all well maintained. Bring a date or join a league!

Georgetown Pizza & Arcade

Seattle, WA 98108
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Georgetown Pizza & Arcade

Georgetown Pizza & Arcade

25 pinball machines
Updated: May 16, 2024
Seattle, WA 98108
Seattle
Washington
WA
98108

Pizza and pinball in an 80’s style arcade. What more do you need? Youngsters and the young at heart will love this winning combination at Georgetown Pizza and Arcade in Seattle, WA. The pizza’s are big enough to satisfy the whole family and they also sell by the slice, plus beer, ciders, and wine. The pinball collection includes older games, such as Xenon and Eight Ball, to recent games, like Game of Thrones, Aerosmith, and Iron Maiden. Georgetown Pizza and Arcade holds weekly tournaments on Thursdays and Sundays. They are family-friendly until 8 pm. 

Player 1 Up Bar

Rock Hill, SC 29730
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Player 1 Up Bar

Player 1 Up Bar

24 pinball machines
Updated: May 16, 2024
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Rock Hill
South Carolina
SC
29730

Player 1UP in Rock Hill, SC, is a barcade with great food, live music, and arcade video and pinball games, including Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Donkey Kong. A $5 cover charge at the door includes play for all the games. Player 1UP also has weekly pinball tournaments. Do not miss the bacon cheese fries and the cinnamon sugar fries with icing to dip.

Vortex Arcade

Sherwood, AR 72120
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Vortex Arcade

Vortex Arcade

23 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 08, 2024
Sherwood, AR 72120
Sherwood
Arkansas
AR
72120

Vortex arcade is the place to visit if you are looking for old school games and pinball machines. they have nostalgic decor and a very family friendly atomosphere. Games are all set to Free play and it is only $10 at the door. You and your family can play for hours. They also offer 8-week retro video game leauge. 

Pinky's Revenge

Taylors, SC 29687
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Pinky's Revenge

Pinky's Revenge

23 pinball machines
Updated: May 17, 2024
Taylors, SC 29687
Taylors
South Carolina
SC
29687

Pinky's Revenge is a retro arcade that has a full-service bar and snacks. The game collection range from the biggest titles in history to eclectic one-off titles. 

I/O Arcade Bar

Madison, WI 53703
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I/O Arcade Bar

I/O Arcade Bar

21 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 05, 2024
Madison, WI 53703
Madison
Wisconsin
WI
53703

I/O Arcade Bar is Madison, WI’s place for drinkers with a gaming problem. Located in a refurbished warehouse, this arcade bar bills itself as a place for “nerds of all kinds” with an 80's vibe reminiscent of Aladdin's Castle at the mall. I/O has a large selection of video and pinball games, including Deadpool and Godzilla Premium, all run on quarters, or choose from a library of board games. I/O is a 21+ venue but hosts all-ages hours every Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm.

Timeline Arcade - York

York, PA 17401
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Timeline Arcade - York

Timeline Arcade - York

21 pinball machines
Updated: May 19, 2024
York, PA 17401
York
Pennsylvania
PA
17401

Timeline Arcade is the place to step back in time with over 300+ video arcade games and pinball machines. The overall selection of pinball machines includes both old and new games. They have retro decor and also have a pool table. They do allow BYOB after 7 pm. Timeline Arcade is $10 per hour and $5 for each additional hour. They do have a $25 all-day pass. Children are welcome but must have a parent present in the facility. 

YESTERcades of Westfield

Westfield, NJ 07091
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YESTERcades of Westfield

YESTERcades of Westfield

19 pinball machines
Updated: May 13, 2024
Westfield, NJ 07091
Westfield
New Jersey
NJ
07091

YESTERcades is a fun, family-friendly arcade. The games range from pinball, skee ball, video arcade games, air hockey, and pool. There is also a room for Nintendo, SNES, and Playstation. The decor includes many nostalgic movie posters. YESTERcades has unlimited play for only $9.25 per hour or $25 for a daily pass. 

Crave 80s

Marysville, WA 98270
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Crave 80s

Crave 80s

19 pinball machines
Updated: May 09, 2024
Marysville, WA 98270
Marysville
Washington
WA
98270

Rat your bangs and don your best stonewash jeans and slouch socks – the 80’s are back in Marysville, WA at Crave 80’s arcade bar. Is there an exact replica of your mom’s living room back when Reagan was president? Check. Boom box on the wall? Check. Is the menu in a Trapper Keeper? Indeed it is. See? It isn’t too late to go back! Come grab a beer and play all your favorite arcade games and pinball machines from the 80’s. Watch the calendar for trivia, karaoke, deejays, leagues and tournaments. Be sure to try the world famous stuffed puffins: hot doughnuts filled with ice cream, with a side of whipped cream and sprinkles. Tell your mom you’ll be out past curfew tonight! 

Mission Control

Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Mission Control

Mission Control

19 pinball machines
Updated: May 19, 2024
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana
California
CA
92701

Mission control is a barcade bringing the '80s back with style, video arcade games, and pinball machines. Their video game collection includes Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. For pinball machines, they have classic games, including Jurassic Park and Attack from Mars. Mission Control does have pinball tournaments. It is located on the 2nd floor of the McFadden Public Market and usually has a DJ playing awesome music. Children are allowed during the day but 21+ at 9 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Retrocade (Aberdeen)

Aberdeen, SD 57401
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Retrocade (Aberdeen)

Retrocade (Aberdeen)

19 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 06, 2024
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Aberdeen
South Dakota
SD
57401

Retrocarde was built to take you back to the '80s and '90s and it does that with its games and atmosphere. They have video arcade games, pinball, and a record jukebox. 

Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum

Simpsonville, SC 29681
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Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum

Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum

17 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 11, 2024
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Simpsonville
South Carolina
SC
29681

Upstate Pinball and Arcade museum is a fun retro arcade experience with a diverse collection of pinball machines and video arcade games. Pinball machines range from the 1970s to today's games and retro consoles and classic arcades from the golden age of the arcades (1977-1987). You also can read about the history of the many pieces they have in the museum. They are open Wednesday - Saturday. It is $10 for all-day admission, no quarters are needed.