Do you ever miss the good old days of Pac Man and Donkey Kong? No need to miss them anymore because we’ve rounded up 10 arcades around town that are sure to take you back in time while giving you a good time!

Updated February 2022




Located over on in the Knox Henderson area, Barcadia is a blend of bar + arcade, featuring a full-service bar and a wide range of classic arcade games that can make anyone feel like a kid again.



Voted best arcade bar in Dallas by the Dallas Observer, this fan favorite down in the Design District offers open play of 140+ arcade games for just $10 + a wide selection of in-house crafted ciders, seltzers, and wines to try.


Evo Entertainment

Southlake's newest entertainment hub, Evo has a state-of-the-art arcade and half priced games every Wednesday! Their craft cocktails are incredible, and they have so many other forms of fun like bowling, a ropes course, movie theaters and more!


Flashback Retro Pub

Visit this new spot in Bishop Arts that offers free play of all the nostalgic arcade games, like 80s childhood favorites. You can also catch local DJs and sip 100+ craft brews here.


Free Play Arcade

Head up to Richardson for free play of 95+ retro arcade games for $12 + a large menu of speciality cocktails and bar bites to keep the fun going.



Follow the red neon hall to an arcade room, where you can play everything from air hockey to more classic arcade-style games in Victory Park.


Nickelrama Arcade

If you’re ever in Garland, make sure you check out this local landmark that has been around since the 90s, with a large collection of new and old arcade games that only take nickels to play.


Punch Bowl Social

This 24,000 square-foot fun factory in Deep Ellum is two stories of excitement with 3 bars, a kitchen, bowling, karaoke, and wide variety of old-school arcade games.


Right outside of Dallas in Rowlett sits a retro arcade with open play to 80+ games for only $10, featuring classics from the 80s & 90s like Pac Man, Donkey Kong, and Mortal Kombat. This spot is great for the whole family but transitions to 21+ after 9 PM.


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This flashy spot brings an arcade bar to the Deep Ellum nightlife scene with weekly specials, bottle service, live DJS + your favorite retro arcade games and occasional free play.


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