Arcades in Sydney
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.
Arcades in Sydney
1. 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 10 pm on weekdays and close at midnight on weekends, so you can bring the kids along for day adventures (before 8 pm) 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
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With numerous locations across Sydney (and more throughout NSW), Timezone is the undisputed home of the arcades in Sydney.
Catering to kids and kid-ults, Timezone offer 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 Dee Why at Dee Why RSL has had an epic facelift and now caters to the Sydney arcade fan club with ten-pin bowling, 70 arcade games, a new cafe, brand-new prize shop, and even Spin Zone Bumper Cars!
Location: Multiple locations across Sydney - visit the website to find a Timezone near you.
3. 1989 Arcade Bar
Let your inner gamer out at Sydney's first adults' gaming-themed bar.
Located in Newtown, 1989 have a pretty impressive collection of curated arcades in Sydney 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.
1989 are also available for kids' birthday parties from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday to Sunday.
Location: 22-24 King Street, Newtown
4. 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: Multiple locations - visit the website for a Zone Bowling venue near you.
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 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! Archie Brothers' onsite Dazzler's Diner has got the whole family sorted come dinnertime.
Their kids' parties include a ringmaster, games galore and awesome prizes. Need we say more?
Location: 75 O'Riordan St, 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 Daytona's classic driving simulator 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: Multiple across Sydney - visit the website to find a Kingpin near you.
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