Lyons Classic Video
This arcade is tucked away in the basement of Oskar Blues, one of Colorado’s oldest craft breweries. They have more than 20 classic kid-friendly games including Centipede, Donkey Kong, Frogger, and Tetris—and you can play them for 25 cents apiece. While you’re in town, definitely check out Lyons Classic Pinball next door where kids can play dozens of pinball games from the “60s through today.
303 Main St.
(lower level of Oskar Blues Grill & Brew)
Hyperspace Arcade in Lakewood has more than 150 video and pinball games from the 1970s through the 1990s. Rather than using coins, visitors pay a $12 all-day entrance fee and play as many games as they want. The arcade also hosts birthday parties, and has vending machine food and sodas available for purchase.
1601 Reed St., Ste. 100
Gameworks is a 36,000 square foot gaming complex with video games, pinball machines, air hockey tables, and laser tag. They have more than 160 arcade games for kids as young as five, including Kung Fu Panda, Crossy Roads, and Down the Clown. And when everyone gets hungry, there’s a full-service restaurant on-site.
7950 Northfield Blvd.
(The Shops at Northfield)
Punch Bowl Social
It’s a great date night spot, but Punch Bowl Social is also family-welcoming until 9 p.m. each night. Challenge the kids to a Pac Man playoff or see if they can beat your Frogger score at the “80s arcade upstairs, or go bowling together as a family. There is a full-service restaurant and three bars, with plenty of sodas, drinks, and punch for kids as well.