Credit: Punch Bowl Social
Credit: Punch Bowl Social

Unleash Your Inner Child at These 8 Arcades for Adults in SoCal

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At the center of every great night out there are two key elements: eats and entertainment. And with tons of unique and exciting new spots featuring enough tasty bites and merriment to last well throughout the evening, Southern California is the perfect place to pursue this timeless combo. With that said, it’s time to grab a pint and get your game face on! Adult Arcades Near Me


Sauced BBQ & Spirits

Must-Order: Smoke Dinosaur Beef Rib

Born out of a desire to bring authentic Southern barbecue to a whole new crowd, Sauced BBQ & Spirits provides smoky, authentic barbecue alongside some of the best whiskey cocktails in the state. And in true Southern fashion, once you’re done delving into your meal, head on over to their axe-throwing cage and try your hand at one of the most iconic country activities that SoCal has to offer.

Location: Orange

Adult Arcades Near Me

Mission Control

Must-Order: Pac-Man Sour

Located at McFadden Public Market, Mission Control will have your inner child bouncing off the walls as you sip on your favorite cocktails. With a massive arcade featuring a host of pinball machines and arcade classics (think Galaga and Pac-Man), Mission Control will have you feeling like a kid again while still enjoying the thirst-quenching perks of adulthood.

Location: Santa Ana



Coin Haus

Must-Order: Coin Haus House Blonde

For the beer aficionados, Coin Haus has everything a fanatic of the frothy favorite could want. With a rotating selection of over 50 craft beers on draft as well as vintage arcade machines and air hockey tables lining the rustic, wooden interior, Coin Haus is the perfect escape for anyone seeking a return to the classics.

Location: La Mesa

Adult Arcades Near Me

Punch Bowl Social

Must-Order: Daily Featured Punch Bowl

Credit: Punch Bowl Social

Located inside a once-famous boxing marquee, Punch Bowl Social takes eating and entertainment to a whole new level. Featuring a 360-degree bar, an expansive menu of tap room favorites, bowling lanes, shuffleboard courts and weekly karaoke, Punch Bowl Social has enough entertainment to keep guests on their feet for hours.

Location: East Village

Coin-Op Game Room

Must-Order: Loaded Tater Tots

Want to try your hand at topping the charts on some of your favorite ‘80s arcade games? Coin-Op Game Room in North Park, San Diego is the place for you. Boasting an impressive array of signature cocktails, craft beer and innovative appetizers, this “barcade” is always packed and it’s easy to see why.

Location: North Park

Adult Arcades Near Me

Two Bit Circus

Must-Order: I Scream Sandwiches 

Credit: Hunter Weiss

A bar and restaurant experience unlike any other, Two Bit Circus is one of Los Angeles’ premier nightlife destinations. Featuring everything from a virtual reality arena and a massive performance theater to elaborate, heart-racing escape rooms and all the food and drink one could want, Two Bit Circus is a must-try for anyone looking to spice up their weekend plans. 



The Spare Room in Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Must-Order: The Goldenback

Perhaps one of the swankiest spots on our list, The Spare Room, located in the heart of the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, offers an upscale, parlor-esque dining and gaming experience. Hailed as a premium, vintage cocktail lounge, The Spare Room features an award-winning lineup of signature drinks as well as two bowling lanes for patrons to enjoy.

Location: Hollywood

Adult Arcades Near Me

The Slipper Clutch

Must-Order: A Classic Highball

With its signature, retro speakeasy feel, The Slipper Clutch is an awesome and adventurous place to grab a drink. Featuring multiple floors of table games, an upstairs bar area and a gorgeous balcony, this hidden spot behind Bar Clacson is the perfect stop for a nightcap.

Location: DTLA

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