There’s something about the new year that brings out nostalgia in all of us, and there’s no better way to relive your childhood than by visiting one of Toronto’s best arcades. From classic video games to modern day challenges, these six locations are sure to give you a blast from the past, while providing a great night out with friends or family.
From the team behind Tilt, Toronto’s largest vintage arcade Arcade Games Toronto bar, comes this smaller, more intimate space on the Danforth. With a variety of pinball machines, a few old home consoles and a great selection of beers on tap, this place is all about bringing back those memories from the 80’s and 90’s. The small entry fee covers unlimited play all night, and the bar serves a variety of food and drinks, from Thursday to Sunday.
This is a spot for anyone who loves to get competitive with their friends or family, and the best part about this location on Bloor is that they offer a free trial game! If you’re up for it, take on the challenge of scoring the highest score on a game like Iron Maiden, and you could win a luxury staycation at Hotel X Toronto.
A new addition to the downtown area, this retro-inspired bar is a great place to hang out with friends or grab a date. They have a huge selection of vintage and modern arcade games, as well as a few consoles for those who prefer to go digital. With a variety of drink specials, DJ events and snacks, this place is definitely worth checking out!
The name may sound cliche, but this location certainly lives up to the name. This Dave & Buster’s offers plenty of gaming options for the whole family, and you can even earn yourself an entrée for every game you win. This is a great option for larger groups, parties and even corporate outings.
Despite its name, this isn’t your typical video rental store. This retro-inspired bar features a cozy atmosphere, tasty cocktails and a wide variety of classic video games (including Duck Hunt!). Check out their Instagram for weekly drink deals and events, and be sure to stop by the Dundas and Bathurst area to experience this awesome spot.
Located near the Drake Hotel, this is a hidden gem for those looking for an alternative to the typical club scene. With an expansive selection of classic arcade games, they also have a few modern titles, as well as pool tables and shuffleboard. The best part? They serve a delicious brunch on weekends! The perfect hang out for a group of friends or a romantic date, this place is sure to be a hit with everyone.