My kids have eagle eyes for finding arcades. They can spot a pinball machine or arcade game anywhere and love trying them out. Do you or your kids also love an arcade? Central Indiana has tons of options for young and old. You can find anything from retro arcades to the newest and latest games available. We have rounded up a list of all the city has to offer.
Arcades for All Ages
49 W. Maryland St, Indianapolis (Inside Circle Centre Mall)
Tilt Studio, located inside Circle Centre Mall, is an action-packed family fun center complete with an arcade with over 150 games, laser tag, virtual reality, and space for parties. On Monday through Thursday evenings, you can get a $40 Play Card for $20. These can be used from 5 pm-close.
Greatimes Family Fun Park
5341 Elmwood Ave, Indianapolis
Greatimes Family Fun Park has many attractions sure to excite your kids. Head inside for the game room with over 100 redemption and video arcade games. You will also find a playland, concession area, and space for parties. Don’t forget to play mini golf, and ride bumper boats and go-karts outside.
The Pinvault Indy
1043 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis
Located in the Murphy building in Fountain Square, the Pinvault offers plenty of pinball fun on select weekends each month. First Fridays are a 21+ event with $5 a person unlimited game play from 7 pm- 11 pm. 3rd Saturdays offer an all-ages play time from 1 pm – 6 pm. This is also $5 per person.
The Escape Pod at the AMP at 16 Tech
1220 Waterway Blvd, Indianapolis
The Pinvault has expanded and placed its Escape Pod at the AMP. This is such a cool design. Step into a renovated shipping container and play all of your favorite retro pinball machine games. While you are at the AMP, grab some food from one of the many vendors or a drink from the bar.
Boss Battle Games Arcade
6020 E. 82nd St, Indianapolis (Inside Castleton Square Mall)
Boss Battle Games Arcade wants everyone to play! Pay an admission of $10 per person and get unlimited gameplay all day. You will have access to all arcade, pinball, and console games at no extra cost. Share all the classics from your childhood with your kids.
Dave & Buster’s
8350 Castleton Corner Dr, Indianapolis
1251 US31 Suite F01B, Greenwood
Dave & Buster’s has 2 Indianapolis locations. Be sure to download their app to get access to specials. You can also load money for games onto the app to use around the arcade. Stop by on Wednesday for half-price games all day. They also have a full restaurant and bar so you can curb any hunger while you play!
Smiley Indoor Playground and Arcade
5729 E. 86th St, Indianapolis
Smiley Indoor Playground has a redemption arcade suitable for all ages. Purchase a play card to access the games. Points are stored on the card. You can redeem them the same day or save up for bigger prizes. Smiley also has a large indoor playground for ages 10 and under.
617 3rd Ave SW, Carmel
Laser Flash is a great place to burn off some extra energy. For $20 a month, you can play a game of laser tag each day. You also receive 20% off of arcade games, discounts on food and beverage, a bonus session, and rotating flavors of Lindor chocolate.
Rascal’s Fun Zone
629 US31, Whiteland
There is so much to do at Rascal’s Fun Zone. The arcade is located inside. Buy tokens to play and later, turn your tickets in for prizes. There is also a concession stand, indoor go-karts, and duckpin bowling. Outside you will find mini golf, bumper boats, and go-karts. You can purchase wristbands to try out all of the attractions.
13825 Britton Park Rd, Fishers
Pinheads offers its luxury arcade to bring you the best in arcade games with unique attractions and multiple ways to win tickets. On Thursdays, all games are half-price. Bowling, sand volleyball, and food & beverages are also available.
Level Up Gaming Lounge
7 Johnson Ave, Indianapolis
Level Up aims to be a social hub for all ages with free-to-play arcade cabinets and consoles at $5 an hour. You can game the way you want with who you want. Board games are also plentiful here. There is also a great selection of local brews for the adults.
Rupert’s Kids Arcade
109 S. Harrison St, Shelbyville
Rupert’s Kids Arcade is a classic arcade with video games, pinball, and so much more. All profits go to the Rupert’s Kids organization which aims to empower youth to discover their inner strengths, realize their self-worth, and recognize their value to society. $5 gets you one hour of unlimited play.
856 Carrollton Ave, Indianapolis
If you want some classic pinball action, check out Pins Mechanical at Bottleworks. They have a huge bank of pinball machines. Kids can partake in the attractions during the day but after 8 pm, the venue is open to ages 21 and older only. On Tuesdays, duckpin bowling is half-price. Be sure to head upstairs for a variety of other games and a rooftop deck.
Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese has 4 Indy area locations along with another in Columbus. Stop in for a great time playing a variety of games. Points are redeemable for prizes. Be sure to check their website as they offer different specials throughout the year.
845 Westfield Rd, Noblesville
Bowl 32 offers much more than just bowling. Check out the Game Zone for hours of arcade fun. All of your tokens and points are loaded onto your personal playing card, making it easy to bounce from game to game. Bowling, laser tag, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, and axe throwing are also available at this location.
Punch Bowl Social
120 S. Meridian St, Indianapolis
Located downtown, Punch Bowl Social is a place where you can spend many fun-filled hours. The vintage arcade is card operated. Cards can be loaded in the arcade area. There are many other games to play including ping pong, foosball, billiards, board games, giant Jenga, and more! After 10 pm, Punch Bowl changes to a 21+ establishment.
Press Play Gaming Lounge
1004 E. Main St, Brownsburg
Press Play offers all sorts of gaming that will appeal to kids and teens alike. A classic mini arcade is available along with plenty of virtual reality gaming, beam for kids, and foam wars with Nerf guns. Pricing is by activity or choose an unlimited play option to get the most bang for your buck.
27 W. Monroe St, Franklin
The town of Franklin has joined the duckpin bowling craze with 10 Pins. You can find a game room here along with food and drinks. 10 Pins is family-friendly and within walking distance of all of the fun that Franklin has to offer.
14450 Mundy Dr, Noblesville
Urban Air is known for all of the physical activities they have available, but they also have a great arcade. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the wide range of games. You can find something challenging for all levels of play. After you play in the arcade, enjoy the rest of the ultimate indoor adventure park.
9200 E. 116th St, Fishers
TopGolf is perfect for a fun night out. While waiting for your heated bay to play a variety of golf games, you can have some competitive fun in the arcade area. Food and beverage are also available. Tuesdays are half-price, but be sure to make a reservation beforehand.
Bowling Alleys and Skating Rinks
Various locations throughout Central Indiana
If you are out and about, almost all bowling alleys and skating rinks offer an arcade. These are typically your old-school, traditional setups with classic games. Redeem tickets for prizes at the counter.
Arcades for Ages 21+
If all of these arcades make you want to play, check out these adult-only locations. Grab some drinks and relive the greatest games from your childhood.
16-Bit Bar + Arcade
110 E. New York St, Indianapolis
16-Bit offers tons of retro games to play along with daily drink specials. Gameplay is FREE! 16-Bit stays open late making it a great stop for any date night.
Tappers Arcade Bar
501 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis
Tappers offers plenty of new and old arcade games along with a huge selection of pinball machines. Gameplay is free. Grab a drink from the bar and hang out for a while playing all of your old-school favorites. They do not serve food but you are welcome to bring your own in!
There are places all over Indianapolis for you to have some retro gaming fun. Do you have a favorite game? Get out there and show your kids what it is all about and get your name on that leaderboard!