10 Best Arcades in L.A.
Located right next to Mount San Antonio College and not too far from Cal Poly Pomona, Super Arcade can get pretty busy. We stopped by early in the evening one Saturday, when a good-sized group had gathered to play Persona 4, a role playing game from Japan. Super Arcade does a great job of fostering a sense of community. You can communicate with the arcade's staff, and sign up for events, on Twitter. Plus, its mix of casual and tournament events encourages gamers to interact with each other in person.
1211 N. Grand Ave., Walnut.
5. Blipsy Barcade
The author of this story getting serious about Ms. Pac-Man at Blipsy Barcade earlier this year.
Blipsy Barcade is one of my favorite watering holes in Los Angeles. This Western Ave. bar is decorated in a style best described as '80s toy chest and is chock full of classic arcade games. Ms. Pac-Man always seems to be the most popular game at the bar. If you want a shot to gobble ghosts, you might have to hover around the tabletop for a bit. I usually play either Ms. Pac-Man or Gauntlet when I'm here, but there are plenty of games in this tiny bar to love, including Donkey Kong, Galaga, several vintage pinball machines and many more. 369 Western Ave., East Hlywd.
369 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA