Sydney's Best Arcades for Kids and Kid-ults
Kids don't get to have all the fun at the arcade these days! Entertainment for the whole family is on the menu at cool and colourful arcades and arcade bars across Sydney.
Whether you're looking for a fun-filled family experience, a slice of nostalgia on your next date night or an adrenalin-fueled birthday party, the best arcades in Sydney for kids and adults will let your inner child - and your real one - run wild. Here are 6 of the best arcades in Sydney.
With 11 locations across Sydney (and more throughout NSW), Timezone is the undisputed home of the mega arcade. Catering to kids and kid-ults, Timezone arcades have a varying range of awesome amusements including prize-winning arcade games, air hockey, bowling, laser tag, karaoke, glow golf, escape rooms, and loads of neon magic. It is pretty much happiness on earth!
The newest Timezone to join the ranks, Timezone Chippendale, in the Central Park complex, is throwing back to the 80s with nostalgic additions to their arcade lineup including Mario Karts, Ring Toss, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Location: 11 Timezone locations Across Sydney including Chippendale, Chatswood, Haymarket, Hornsby, Miranda, Penrith and Top Ryde.
2. B. Lucky & Sons
Another Sydney bar bringing back the 80s arcade vibes, B. Lucky & Sons is the latest cab off the rank in the kid-ult entertainment arena. The retro bar-meets-arcade at Moore Park's Entertainment Quarter presents a nostalgic walk down memory lane with all the best entertainment from the 80s arcade-era - think Mario Kart, Space Invaders, and Nintendo - to now with Dance Dance Revolution and NBA Hoops. B. Lucky & Sons are open from 10 am to 10pm on weekdays, and close at midnight on weekends, so you can bring the kids along for day adventures (before 8pm) or enjoy a nostalgic adult night out. They also offer a full menu of delicious eats and creative cocktails.
Location: The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
3. Zone Bowling
Is there any game more fun than tenpin bowling for a family night out? Zone Bowling is the home of bowling so they certainly deliver on that count, but what's more, they go one step further and delight with laser tag, bumper dodgem cars and mega arcade zones. Any day or night of the week, Zone Bowling will keep the whole family entertained for hours with their state-of-the-art bowling alleys and a treasure trove of old and new arcade games.
Location: 10 Zone Bowling locations across Sydney including Dee Why, Penrith, Liverpool, Castle Hill and Top Ryde
Let your inner gamer out at Sydney's first adults' gaming-themed bar. Located in Newtown, 1989 has a pretty impressive collection of curated arcade classics and pinball games from the ’70s, '80s & ’90s which have been lovingly restored and continuously maintained, plus plenty of video games for retro gaming fanatics. Think Street Fighter, Space Invaders, Double Dragon, Bubble Bobble, Wonderboy, Galaga, Donkey Kong, and Pacman! Arcade games come cheap at just $1 per game, and with 30+ craft beers, creative cocktails and yummy eats on the menu, you'll be here for hours.’89 is also available for kid's parties from 9am to 3pm Monday to Sunday.
Location: 22-24 King Street, Newtown
5. Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq
Ten-pin bowling with a side of cocktails? Yes, please! Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq in Alexandria is designed for a fun-filled family night out and should definitely be on your family to-do list. Cirque Electriq means electric circus and that's exactly what you'll get at the activity-filled warehouse complete with bowling alleys, dodgem cars, arcade games, laser tag, and even a 3D interactive theatre ride! Plus, Archie Brothers' onsite Dazzler's Diner has got the whole family sorted come dinnertime. Their kid's parties include a ringmaster, games galore and awesome prizes.
Location: 55 Doody Street, Alexandria
Kingpin is an exciting hub of family entertainment with bowling, laser tag, karaoke, escape rooms, virtual reality, table tennis, and, of course, a royal selection of the latest and greatest games for kids and adults. Each Sydney venue has a Playtime Arcade with over 80 games and a Winner’s Vault of prizes. Challenge your mates on the classic driving simulator Daytona or test your skills on Mega Stacker or Maxi-Claw. Stack up your tickets from a huge range of gaming challenges and trade them in for the freshest gadgets in the prize store.
Location: Darling Harbour, Macarthur Square and North Strathfield.
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