No matter how old you are, an arcade is always fun. Whether you play old school games, pinball machines, or even the newer games that are coming out, people can have hours of fun at the arcade.
In recent years, the trend of combining arcades with bars and restaurants has increased, and Metro Detroit has seen this increase as well. When it comes to lodging your quarters, here are some of the best arcades in Metro Detroit.
Pop + Otherworld
Just outside of Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit you’ll find Checker Bar, and on the second floor is Pop + Offworld, an arcade bar with fun for all ages.
The bar offers a variety of games from the 80’s and 90’s such as Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and more, as well as a range of pinball machines.
They also have a full bar with drinks for people of all ages and serve delicious pizza, burgers and more.
Located in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood, Barcade offers dozens of games and pinball machines to play.
Some of these games include Asteroids, Galaga, Joust and more.
They also offer a full bar and kitchen with items like coney fries, burgers, wraps, sandwiches and more.
They also have a variety of events including pinball meetups on Mondays for $5.
Grand River Ballroom
Located in the basement of the Detroit Beer Exchange in downtown Detroit, the Grand River Ball Room features a variety of pinball machines, other prize-winning games, bocce ball, skeeball, bubble hockey and more.
They have a cooler that serves cans of cold beer and some spirits, as well as pizza and donuts.
Marvin’s wonderful mechanical museum
About 30 minutes outside of Detroit, Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum is home to a variety of arcade games, pinball machines, other slot machines, and more.
As you enter, you will feel like you have stepped back in time. It was founded by Sam Yagoda, who ran a corner shop and started out collecting machines as a hobby. Now the whole museum is real and you can play the games.
In addition to skeeball, arcade games and pinball, you may be able to play unique games that you have never seen before.
Rev’d Up Fun in Woodhaven
About 30 minutes south of Detroit is Rev’d Up Fun in Woodhaven, which has a huge arcade for people of all ages.
The arcade has more than 50 machines spread across the floor and you can win tickets that can be exchanged for prizes.
At the arcade, they also have a high ropes course, zipline, bumper bars, virtual reality arena, ax throwing arena, and a three-story play structure with foam balls.
It also has a full bar and kitchen and can be rented out for parties.
Universal Nonstop at Warren
Universal Nonstop has more than 50 arcade games at its Farmington Hills location and you can also win tickets for prizes.
At the top of the arcade they have a full bar and kitchen.
Other attractions include go-karts, laser tag, bowling, a giant bouncy castle, and virtual reality attractions.
Perfect match in Farmington Hills
While the Perfect Game name is a bowling term, the place has much more to offer than just bowling. The casino has 53 state-of-the-art games, according to the website, and a place to redeem your winnings for prizes.
As mentioned, they also have bowling and a two-story laser tag arena.
CJ Barrymore is in Clinton Township
CJ Barrymore’s is a massive indoor and outdoor entertainment complex located about 35 minutes from downtown Detroit in Macomb County.
Their arcade offers over 100 games in 10,000 square meters and you can win hundreds of prizes.
Other indoor attractions include bowling, bumper cars, a golden dome, laser tag, mini bowling and more.
Outdoor attractions include a drop tower, Ferris wheel, spring coaster, batting cages, go-karts, bumper boats, miniature golf and more.