Get ready for some fun and games, Cincinnati! From pinball to classic arcade games to laser tag, we’re listing all of the best Cincinnati arcades for a great night out. Get ready for some Pac-Man action, some ping-pong tourneys, air hockey, VR games, and so much more indoor fun!
Pins Mechanical Company in Cincinnati
Dunkpin bowling, some of the coolest old school pinball machines, arcade games, and video games, ping pong, and foosball… you’ll find that and more at Pins Mechanical Company in Over the Rhine (and a “coming soon” location to visit in Deerfield Township). Don’t miss their rooftop space at the Main Street location (open seasonally) and they have a basement lounge too (total of 5 floors of fun in OTR!). They have a full bar but do not serve food (but you are permitted to bring in your own food).
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Velocity ESports Newport
Northern Kentucky, if you’re searching for arcade games near me, this is one spot you want to have in your list! This “next level” gaming experience offers traditional arcade games, bowling, pool tables…. and then they turn it up a notch with esports tournaments and state-of-the-art esports lounges offering with the latest tech and professional level gaming chairs. Their Rotolo by Velocity “boutique bowling alley” offers 16 bowling lanes plus a full sized bocce court, billiards, foosball, and more. Fuel your crew with food from their in-house restaurant and bar. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
1 Levee Way, Suite 2130, Newport, KY 41071website
Pinball Garage in Hamilton
With 70+ pinball and arcade games, 30 beer taps, and food trucks – this relatively new to the arcade scene spot is well worth a visit for pinball and game lovers!
113 N. 3rd St., Hamilton, Oh Facebook page
Level-One Bar + Arcade in Cincinnati
Offering the best in classic arcade games and pinball, Level One is a great addition to the downtown Cincinnati scene. You’ll find 50 games here, including 12 pinball machines and a few Skee-Ball lanes. Games include vintage favorites like Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Ms. Pacman, and many more. They have game consoles as well. The bar serves beer from 24 taps as well as cocktails. This relatively new attraction is in the same space that formerly housed 16-Bit Bar+Arcade.
1331 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202website
Wondercade in Harrison
An old school style classic arcade, Wondercade is in the Westwood Historic Business District. Play original arcade cabinets, pinball and other original arcade games.
3143 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45211website
Comics2Games in Florence, Ky
Pinball Fanatics – be sure to take a look at Comics2Games. This is a combo pinball arcade plus comic shop. They have a huge number of classic pinballs machines and even have a list of machines (that they keep updated) on their site.
8470 US Hwy 42, Suite D, Florence, Ky 41042website
Arcade Legacy (Sharonville and Newport)
With two locations, one south of town and one north, there’s bound to be an Arcade near you! Play 40+ pinball machines, 20+ classic arcade games, plus a game console area with a projection screen. One entry fee gets you in the door and you can play as long as you want (a few premium pinball games require an additional spend). Hours vary.
Newport: 1751 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky 41071Sharonville: 2241 Crowne Point Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45241website
Dave and Buster’s (Springdale and Florence)
Dave and Buster’s has two locations in the Cincinnati area – Springdale and Florence. These locations are spacious and games include classics like Pop-A-Shot and Skee-Ball as well as virtual reality games, arcade games, tabletop air hockey, and more.
Springdale: 11775 Commons Dr., Springdale, Oh Florence: 781 Heights Blvd., Florence, Ky website
Scene75 in Milford
Offering 13 indoor attractions and 150 arcade games, Scene75 offers all sorts of fun options. Choose from The Pin Deck, race around on the indoor go karts, play laser tag, and more.
876 OH-28, Milford, Ohio 45150website
The Main Event in West Chester
An easy addition to the list of entertainment centers in Cincinnati, The Main Event offers all kinds of family entertainment including an extensive arcade with more than 100 retro and modern games, a bowling alley, a ropes course, and laser tag.
9477 Oxford Way, West Chester, Oh 45069website
The Web Extreme Entertainment in West Chester
This one is more of an honorable mention in our list. You won’t find arcade games here but they do have a Virtual Reality Experience that allows you to “experience video games like never before”.
7172 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, Oh 45069website