There’s probably no place better than an arcade for totally amazing family-friendly fun, any day of the week. Austin has a ton of such gaming spaces that you can visit with the kids and play some of the classics like Pac-Man or the new Spiderman game or even dunk a basketball. Get-set-go and check out below some of the best Austin arcades that promise nothing but fun games and interactive activities!
Best Arcades in Austin
The Bishop Cidercade in Austin has a mega fun variety of more than 150 arcade games including Guerilla War, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Star Trek: Return of the Jedi, Galaga and lots more all for an entry fee of $10. Coupled with some good food and signature cocktails and coolers, this is one of the best arcades in the city for birthday parties and celebrations.
Where: 600 East Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
Video games, rock climbing, bumper cars, bowling and delicious food await you at Pinstack, one of the finest family-friendly gaming zones in Austin. The arcade tends to get crowded on the weekends so plan accordingly so that you can find free lanes to bowl. You can also hit the bowling alleys on weekdays and take advantage of Early Bird Bowling.
Where: 500 W Canyon Ridge Dr, Austin, TX 78753
This interactive arcade has state-of-the-art thrill rides, games and an 80,000 sq ft adventure park which has thrilling activities like a ropes course, a climbing wall challenge, an indoor zip line, bowling, laser tag and 250 of some of the very best arcade games!
Where: 3001 Kalahari Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
This classic arcade spot has food, drink and virtual reality zombie kills! Head on over to Dave & Buster’s for happy hours and fun evenings with your family or your colleagues, play on extravagantly big TVs and get a chance to win some exciting prizes.
Where: 9333 Research Blvd Ste A600, Austin, TX 78759
There are as many as 125 pinball machines at this arcade along with newer video arcade games and some of the old, unforgettable classics. Relive the nostalgia of playing and winning at Pinball, on your computer or in an arcade from your childhood at this 13,000 square foot space which claims to have a selection of pins that is unmatched in the Southwest.
Where: 8940 Research Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78758
This new arcade in Austin is perfect for your group of office colleagues to just blow off steam outside of the workplace. Explore so many cool and different worlds in VR games at this arcade which is among the first in Austin that has a full virtual reality gaming experience for multiple players.
Where: 718 Northwestern Ave, Austin, TX 78702
If you like Laser-T and a good amount of VR games, this is your spot. Add to that mini golf on a glow in the dark turf with tunnels and ramps for some non-stop fun. The arcade has a monster theme done up in dark lights with a villain lurking in every corner to add to the family-friendly adventure.
Where: 3916 Gattis School Rd Ste 112, Round Rock, TX 78664
This kid friendly space has a digital set-up in a Japanese-styled arcade format. This means a ton of rhythm-based games and other challenges like driving and DDR or fighting and racing, with all the titles imported from Japan and Korea. The place has kept up with Austin’s tradition of community-based video arcades, mixing it with some competitive Asian games.
Where: 3101 Speedway, Austin, TX 78705
Jenga, ski balls, ninja turtles, pinball and some NBA dunking await you at this family-friendly arcade which also offers cheap drinks and tasty binge bites. Enjoy drink specials and numerous classic games at the Austin arcade which are always on free play! Recess also offers $3 all liquor and $2 Zeigenbock drafts on Tap Day Tuesdays and one of the best grilled cheese paninis in all of Austin.
Where: 222 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Along with old school arcade games, you can enjoy foosball, cheap drinks and also claim full-on Jenga domination at this arcade. At Kung Fu Saloon, there are late night dance parties too along with your usual Checkers and Connect 4. It’s the ideal spot to wind down after a hard week’s work.
Where: 716 West 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
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