As the self-styled “Entertainment Capital of the World”, it’s no surprise that Vegas has its fair share of gaming dens – so for anyone spending time in Sin City who needs their hit of button-bashing action, here’s our guide to all the best arcades in Las Vegas.
Top 7 Arcades on The Strip to Look Out For
As you might imagine, many of the most exciting and spectacular arcades are found on The Strip, so here are our suggestions for the ones that are worth making a special trip to find.
1. The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade at New York New York
Generally regarded as one of the best – and at 32,000 square feet, it’s certainly one of the larges – New York New York’s Big Apple Coaster & Arcade is one you won’t want to miss.
Along with all the latest arcade games, you’ll also find all your favorite classics like skeeball and air hockey – and if you feel like getting your adrenaline fix, the rollercoaster is right there waiting to be ridden.
Pricing is based on a credits system, and the more you buy, the cheaper they are. Packages also exist, allowing you to enjoy the gaming machines, ride the roller coaster and even eat and drink all on the same deal.
This arcade is kid-friendly, but in the evenings, there’s also a cocktail bar, which makes it more adult-oriented later in the day.
- Mon-Thu – 1pm-9pm
- Fri-Sun – 1pm-12am
2. Fun Dungeon at Excalibur
If you want to relieve your gaming childhood or show your kids how good you were back in the day, a trip to Fun Dungeon at Excalibur could be in order.
This arcade boasts a full range of games, classic and modern, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. In total, there are around 200 different games to try, and highlights include the World’s Biggest Pac-Man among many more.
There’s even a DQ & Orange Julius on-site, so when you need a break from the fun and games, you can grab an ice cream or a smoothie without needing to change venues.
There are a total of 50 Arcade games.
- Daily: 12 pm – 11 pm
3. The Midway at Circus Circus
Circus Circus is known as one of the most kid-friendly resorts in Las Vegas, so it would seem logical that the hotel is also home to one of the most exciting arcades in town.
With around 200 games to play, including all the classic arcade games along with the most up-to-date video games, you can’t fail to find something to keep you occupied – and at the renowned Circus Circus Midway, you also stand a chance of winning big prizes.
To make things even easier, you can now pick up a Midway Playcard, a new rechargeable payment method, allowing you to concentrate on the games without worrying about carrying a pocketful of cash.
Also, visitors enjoy the free circus acts in the middle of the Midway, adding to the entertainment value.
- Sun-Thu – 11am-9pm
- Fri-Sat – 11am-12am
4. Level Up at MGM Grand
- Address: 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
- Phone: 877 880 0880
For adults looking for somewhere to enjoy themselves without being surrounded by kids, Level Up at MGM Grand is a place that’s worth checking out. It’s part sports bar, part arcade, and is designed as an entertainment zone for over-21s only.
Along with a wide selection of arcade games, you’ll also be able to find a drink and a screen to watch any major sports events.
For those who want to try something different, there’s also a state-of-the-art VR arena where you and your friends can battle zombies or save the world from rogue robots in a fully immersive gaming experience that will blow your mind.
- Mon – Thu: 3 pm – 2 am
- Fri: 3 m – 4 am
- Sat: 10 am – 4 am
- Sun: 11 am – 2 am
5. Pinball Hall of Fame
- Address: 4925 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119
- Phone: 702 597 2627
Located in a new 25,000 ft locale at the far southern end of The Strip – or arguably, a little beyond what most people would consider the true Strip – the Pinball Hall of Fame is legendary among gaming fans in Vegas, and especially those with a love of pinball.
In fact, it’s not just an arcade; it’s a museum and temple to pinball, too, and it represents the culmination of the work of a group of collectors who once dreamed of creating the world’s largest collection of pinball machines.
Some of them could fairly be described as antiques, and the prices are extremely reasonable, too, since this place is not-for-profit – a game costs 25-50 cents only, far better value than almost anything else in Vegas!
You’ll find hundreds of machines to choose from, allowing you to hone your skills or show off your abilities to your friends. They have a few other games in there, too, but it’s really all about pinball – so if you’re a fan, this place is worth the trip to experience it for yourself.
- Sun – Thurs: 10 am- 9 pm
- Fri & Sat: 10 am – 10 pm
6. HyperX Esports Arena at Luxor
- Address: 3900 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119
- Phone: 702 723 2355
It is not strictly an arcade, but arcade games are a big draw for anyone interested in all things gaming – so it deserves a place on our list.
The selections available in the
entry package are $15 for one hour or $50 for a day pass.
As the name suggests, this is a dedicated esports arena that boasts some of the most cutting-edge gaming technology available, so if you love video games, the HyperX Esports Arena at Luxor is simply unmissable.
In the Lobby, you can try your hand at console and PC games past and present – game time is on a pay-by-the-hour basis.
The Arena, on the other hand, is where pro competitions take place. There are also private VIP rooms, where you’ll find food and refreshments in the bar.
This is a Vegas experience like no other. It might not be the best pick if you just want to play a few arcade games, but if you want to see what’s hot in gaming right now and watch some world-class players do their thing, this is the place to head.
- Depends on Events and First-Come-First-Serve Basis
7. Arcade at Horseshoe Las Vegas
- Address: 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
- Phone: 702 723 2345
A 7,000-square-foot arcade at Horseshoe Las Vegas is located near the Food court. It offers over 80 different arcade games and other state-of-the-art games, including modern VR adventure sets and the classic King Kong and Jurassic Park favorites. There is also a pinball and skee ball set for the old-school players.
Only guests 21 or older can enter the Arcade Bar, located a few steps from the main arcade floor, serving beers, cocktails, and an assortment of wines.
- Fri – Sun: 10 am – 12 am
- Mon – Thurs: 10 am – 11 pm
Other Hotels With Arcades on The Strip
Some other hotels along The Strip also have more modest arcades that might not be as impressive but will still allow you to get your gaming fix in a pinch.
8. Zero Latency VR at MGM Grand
Zero Latency VR is a sizeable arcade with just 20 games located at the MGM Grand on the Strip. The arcade is on the Central inside Level Up, open daily from 10 am to 12 am, and unlike many other arcades on our list, this one is for 13-year-olds and older.
It is mainly a VR attraction, as the name suggests, but they do include about 20 different types of arcade games, including pinball machines and claw games.
So, how much is Zero Latency Las Vegas? Just $50 per person for a 30-minute session.
9. Kiss by Monster Mini Golf Arcades at Rio Hotel & Casino and Twilight Zone at Horseshoe Las Vegas
The makers of the themed mini golf courses, Monster Mini Golf, bring you two small arcades in Rio Las Vegas (Kiss) and Horseshoe (Twilight Zone). They are not as big as the big players like Fun Dungeon and Big Apple, but they still pack a mean punch for you to have fun with your family.
Rio Hotel & Casino houses the 13,000-square-foot Kiss-themed Monster Mini Golf. Head in to take a look at the KISS band memorabilia in a museum-style setting. Play with your teammates in the indoor glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course while listening to buzzing mixes.
Twilight Zone at Horseshoe Vegas is smaller but still enormous at about 10,000 square feet. The 18-hole course includes several arcade games for a lively evening with catchy tunes from the live DJ stand.
Arcades Away from The Strip
If you’re willing to travel a bit away from The Strip – although sometimes, not even that far – there are a couple of other destinations that are worth making the effort to reach. A few other hotels also include smaller arcades on their premises, so here are the listings.
10. Game Nest
- Address: 4525 W Spring Mountain Rd #112, Las Vegas, NV 89103
- Phone: 725 780 4426
A little west of The Strip in Chinatown, you’ll find Game Nest, a dedicated gaming zone that specializes in arcade and console games from Japan.
They have a wide range of arcade machines to choose from, along with Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch consoles to try out.
One good thing about this place is the fact that it’s pay-by-the-hour. This means you just pay a flat fee, and you’re free to play any games you like without having to worry about carrying around a pocket full of coins.
For the party packages, Game Nest charges $15 per person for up to 10 guests, which grants all members a 2-hour game.
This arcade is kid-friendly, too, and they can also offer rates for groups or parties, making it another place to check out for your gaming fix in Las Vegas.
- Sun-Thu – 12pm-12am
- Fri & Sat – 12pm-2am
11. Player 1 Video Game Bar
- Address: 2797 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89109
- Phone: 725 204 1399
If you have a love for video games and want to combine it with your love for craft beer, there are few better places for you in Las Vegas than Player 1 Video Game Bar, a self-proclaimed “geek-friendly” bar that has it all.
Along with the huge range of arcade machines and game consoles, they also serve 50 craft beers on tap and stock 150 assorted bottles. They also have a range of 40 ciders and take particular pride in their martinis.
What’s great about this place is that you just pay a flat cover charge to get in – and after that, you have completely unlimited access to all the games on offer, which takes all the hassle out of playing.
Like most arcades that serve alcohol, this one is strictly over-21s only.
- Sun-Thu – 1pm-2am
- Fri & Sat – 1pm-5am
12. Asylum Bar & Arcade (formerly Emporium) At Area15
- Address: 3215 South Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89102
- Phone: 702 854 6367
Asylum Bar & Arcade at Area 15 sells itself as “part bar, part arcade and all good times”, and that sums up what you’ll find there pretty well – located just off-Strip close to Wynn and The Mirage, Asylum is an adults’ playground.
You will find your favorite arcade games you played as a kid and a full selection of the most up-to-date classics; you’ll also be treated to a fully stocked bar serving tasty craft beer and cocktails.
Asylum Bar & Arcade is always free to enter. However, the venue, Area15, sometimes hosts events with DJs or live acts, which you can attend for an additional fee. If you don’t want to pay, just go in by the side entrance to the arcade when a paying event is being held.
But in any case, for games, drinks, music, partying, and more, this is an arcade that should be high on your list of places to visit while in Vegas.
Note that entry is strictly for over-21s only on the bar and arcade on the 2nd level. However, all ages are allowed at the 1st level.
- Sun-Thu – 12pm-12am
- Sat & Sun – 12pm-2am
13. The Arcade Games at Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
- Address: 4000 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
- Phone: 702 367 7111
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino, just west of The Strip, is home to a huge 70-lane bowling center, and while you’re there, you can also check out the small games arcade.
Admittedly, you probably won’t travel to Gold Coast just for the arcade, but if you’re bowling, you may as well make the most of the opportunity to bash a few buttons or play a few games of air hockey.
- Daily: 24 hours
14. Time Out Arcade at The Orleans
- Address: 9090 Alta Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145
- Phone: 800 522 4700
Open every day and offering a range of arcade games to suit all tastes, Time Out at Suncoast is a small but fun arcade to visit.
Suncoast is quite a way out of town, so you’re unlikely to make a special trip out there just for this, but if you’re staying in the hotel, you can spend a happy hour or two in there, setting high scores on a couple of your favorites.
- Mon-Thurs: 2pm-7pm
- Fri: 2 pm – 10 pm
- Sat-Sun: 12pm-7pm
15. Round1 Bowling & Amusement
- Address: 4300 Meadows Ln Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV
- Phone: 702 956 6333
Round1 offers a fun experience for both kids and adults in Vegas with many options from classic to new modern arcade games, billiards as well, to the claw machines, and pinball. The icing on the top is that it’s close to a bar and food section, just next to games.
The arcade is also open on major holidays as well.
- Daily: 10 am – 2 am
16. Kids Quest & Cyber Quest At Red Rock
- Address: 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
- Phone: 702 797 7015
The arcade and bowling area at Red Rock is called Cyber Quest, and due to the self-serve Club Card payment system, playing there is as hassle-free as you could hope. It is a family-friendly arcade with non-violent games and a warmly lit, inviting space.
As with some other places, this is not the kind of large arcade that warrants a special trip, but if you’re staying in Red Rock, it’s a great place for some wholesome family entertainment.
- Sun-Thu – 11am-11pm
- Fri & Sat – 11am-1am
17. Arcade Games at California Hotel & Casino
- Address: 12 E Ogden Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
- Phone: 702 385 1222
The Cal has a mini section with a handful of games from video games like Star Wars Battle Pods to the claw & crane games, Namco Arcadex Guitar Hero arcade, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games Cruising Blast, Transformers, and a few more.
Hours may change, but the arcade is currently open Sunday to Thursday from 6 am to 10 pm and Friday to Saturday from 6 am to 12 am.
Final Words: No Lack of Choice
When people think of gaming in Vegas, if they’re not thinking about the tables, they’re imagining the slot machines – but when it comes to video gaming, you’ll be well served too. And for fans of arcades, consoles and pinball, some of what’s on offer simply can’t be missed.