Arcade Games

Arcade Fun for All Ages

Pinball! Pac-Man Fever! Skee-Ball! Remember the fun you had as a kid? Who says you have to give that up just because you’re an adult?! Here’s the scoop on retro games in Minnesota’s Sweet Spot.

couple playing skee ball at Punch Bowl Social

Park Tavern Bowling & Entertainment Center

After bowling a few frames in Park Tavern‘s bowling alley, head into the 11th Frame Bar, where you’ll find a collection of vintage arcade games. Play Lord of the Rings and AC/DC pinball. Help Ms. Pac-Man defeat the ghosts, play Donkey Kong and Mario Brothers, and send the puck flying in air hockey. You’ll also find a pool table and five electronic dart boards. Back in the main bowling area, you’ll find a second mini arcade with over 10 games like Hammerhead (think Whac-A-Mole, but with sharks!) and the Claw, plus a full prize machine. It’s a true family favorite!

Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social is a true foodertainment venue, serving scratch-to-craft food and cocktails, including their signature punch, plus a wide variety of old-school entertainment options. They feature a vintage arcade that is card operated – load up at the kiosk and you’re ready to go! Other classic games include Giant Scrabble and Giant Jenga, ping pong, billiards, bonzini, and foosball. Want to belt out your favorite song? Try their karaoke! And true to its name, Punch Bowl offers 8 lanes of bowling.

REM5 Virtual Reality Lab

REM5 Virtual Reality Lab puts a modern spin on retro arcade games. Rent a pod, slip on a headset, and immerse yourself in fun at the Pierhead Arcade. Test your skills on the midway with classic games like Rocket Ball (Skee-Ball), Super Shoot (how many times can you dunk the basketball), The Gallery (shoot the ducks as they swim by) and more. You can even do a little virtual bowling. Earn virtual tickets and never run out of tokens! While at REM5, you can also paint in 3D, swim with whales, hunt down space pirates, play a round of golf and have a massive virtual snowball fight. The whole family will enjoy the experience.