From classic video games to modern pinball machines to carnival-style attractions, LA's arcade scene has you covered. Your gaming adventure might take you from a Glassell Park comic book shop with a hidden pinball room to a circus-themed Arts District showcase for high-tech games. In between, you’ll step into plenty of "barcade" hybrids, each with a unique vibe and gaming specialty.
Before you begin your quest, note that the games in most of the establishments listed here are either coin or token operated. Bring change with you or have small bills on hand that you can exchange for coins or tokens on site. Some arcades rotate their games in and out of service, so if you’re looking to play something specific, double-check beforehand to see if that title is currently available.