Downtown Biz Spotlight: Coin-Op Game Room

Frankie Wenson

Hop in your Delorian and get ready to transport yourself through time!

If you have ever wanted to play arcade games, drink and have a late night with friends all at the same place, then Coin-Op Game Room is the place you need to be any day of the week! The adult game room is for the +21 and older crowd to feel all sorts of 80’s and 90’s nostalgia while playing all of their favorite games from Donkey Kong to Pac-Man. This Thursday, September 12 is National Video Games Day and there is no better time to come out and experience the 40+ arcade games the bar has to offer until 2am. They were even featured in an article on The Travel and were named #6 in the list of top places for gamers to visit!

Coin-Op Game Room opened its doors on K Street in 2015 and have been a #DowntownSac nightlife staple ever since. They are open for business every weekday from 4pm-2am and weekends from 12pm-2am so you can play games all night long. They also offer monthly pinball tournaments where you pay as you play and get to compete against your opponents. Prizes are even given to the top three players! You also don’t need to feel the Sunday scaries at Coin-Op because on the last Sunday of every month you can play any of their arcade games for FREE. They even try to extend your weekend even longer by offering all day happy hour on Monday’s! Coin-Op is the perfect place for people from all over the Sacramento area to come together and bond over their favorite childhood games and hangout in an inviting atmosphere. You can come in with your co-workers, friends or by yourself if you are looking to unwind after a long day at the office.

If you are looking for late night bites you’re in luck because Coin-Op’s kitchen is open till 1am every day of the week! They are known for their signature full pizzas like Margherita, King Koopa and even a breakfast pizza with a sunny-side up egg on top. Or choose from their individual slices like cheese, pepperoni, veggie and a secret slice of the week option, they have so much more for you to explore on their menu. You can get anything from small bites that include pretzel bites served with their gooey beer cheese dip, wings with so many choices of either dry rub, hot sauce, habanero bourbon, lemon pepper or honey siracha, meatballs with mozzarella and even salads! If you are looking for a meal that isn’t pizza, they also offer full size calzones and Stromboli’s to satisfy all of your late-night cravings and everything they make is made fresh from scratch! The barcade also prides itself in using seasonal ingredients from local farms and serving craft beers from local breweries.

If you or someone you know is celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or whatever the occasion Coin-Op has got you covered! They love helping you celebrate your special day and have seen everything from 21st birthdays to 80th birthdays and everything in-between. Make sure to call ahead and reserve your space ahead of time so you can spend more of your special occasion playing games! Coin-Op is always expanding and have no plans on slowing down anytime soon. If you are ever visiting other parts of California make sure you go to one of Coin-Op’s other locations. In addition to their Sacramento location, you can find them in San Francisco, San Diego and at their new location opening October 2019 in Temecula.

Fun Fact: Coin-Op’s Sacramento spot has the largest ground floor game room out of all of its locations!

So, what are you waiting for!? Head over to Coin-Op Game Room now and experience a major time warp back to a simpler time where the only extracurricular activity that mattered was playing games and hanging out with your friends.


Monday-Friday: 4pm-2am

Saturday-Sunday: 12pm-2am


Coin-Op Game Room

908 K Street

(916) 661-6983