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Best arcades in Orange County

Best arcades in Orange County

If you’re looking for a unique way to pass the time, Orange County has a number of fun arcades that are sure to delight both kids and adults.

From classic pinball machines to cutting-edge virtual reality games, these list of best arcades in Orange County offer something for everyone.

Whether you’re a local or just visiting, don’t miss the chance to check out these standout destinations for arcade gaming fun.

Here are some of the best arcades in Orange County:

ROUND 1
2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Located in the MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana, Round 1 is a massive entertainment complex that offers bowling, karaoke, billiards, and a huge selection of arcade games. They have everything from classic titles like Pac-Man and Space Invaders to modern games like Dance Dance Revolution and virtual reality experiences.

DAVE & BUSTER’S
20 City Blvd. West, Orange, CA
661 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA

This nationwide chain has a location in Irvine that’s always bustling with activity. With a full bar and restaurant, plus a wide range of arcade games, Dave & Buster’s is a popular destination for parties and group events.

NICKEL! NICKEL! 5 CENT GAMES
12827 Harbor Blvd G2, Garden Grove, CA 92840

As the name suggests, this arcade in Huntington Beach offers a range of games that cost just a nickel per play. They have classic arcade titles as well as newer games, and the low cost makes it a great option for families on a budget.

nickel nickel in garden grove - livingmividaloca.com

JOHN’S INCREDIBLE PIZZA
8601 On The Mall Buena Park, CA 90620

Step into a world of fun! Their game room has over 100 exciting games, rides, and attractions you’ll absolutely love. This location also has party rooms to host birthday parties, events, and more. If you get hungry, you can order from their all-you-can-eat buffet that includes a wide selection of Pizza, Pasta, Chicken Nuggets, Sides, Soup, Salad and Desserts

Summer Fun Pass deal

4 Total Visits Valid Monday – Sunday, Kids 3-12 $54.99, Adults 13+ $64.99. 60 days to redeem. Last day to purchase is 8/31/24.

CHUCK E CHEESE
1875 N. Tustin St., Orange, CA 92865

Chuck E. Cheese began in the late 70s as a groundbreaking & innovative concept bringing pizza, games and entertainment all under one roof. They provide the best family entertainment with arcade games and pizza to this day.

Summer Fun Pass deal

A Chuck E. Cheese Summer Fun Pass is the best value for family fun with unlimited visits, up to 250 games per visit, and up to 50% all food and drinks! 3 tiers to choose from!

Father and son playing at Chuck E. Cheese's - LivingMiVidaLoca.com

BOOMERS!
3405 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
– This family entertainment center in Irvine offers a range of attractions, including mini golf, go-karts, and bumper boats. Their arcade section has a mix of classic and modern games, plus a redemption counter where players can trade in tickets for prizes.

KAWAII KLAWS
1025 Westminster Mall, Suite 2036A, Westminster, CA 92683 (2nd floor next to JCPenney)
OC’s largest claw machine games with over 100+ claw machines spanning 7,000 square feet! Games are just 1 token (1 token is about $1) and you can get some extra tokens by checking in to Yelp or buying larger quantities.

–> Read more about Kawaii Klaws here.

K1 SPEED
17221 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92614
1000 N. Edward Court, Anaheim, CA 92806

While not strictly an arcade, K1 Speed’s locations in Irvine and Anaheim offer a unique gaming experience with their indoor go-kart tracks. Racers can compete against each other for the fastest lap times, and there’s also a small arcade section with racing-themed games.

CAMELOT
3200 E Carpenter Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806

This small but charming arcade in Anaheim is a must-visit. It also a great place to host a birthday party because not only do they have an arcade, but they also have bumper carts, miniature golf and water bumper carts.

These are just a few of the many excellent arcades to be found in Orange County.

Whether you’re looking for classic arcade games, virtual reality experiences, or something in between, there’s sure to be a destination on this list that will keep you entertained for hours.

Originally published on March 4, 2023. Last Updated on May 23, 2024 by Pattie Cordova

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