Hidden inside the eerie, empty, glowing graveyard that is Neonopolis, lives an arcade that’s so lively, it seems out of place. At first glance, the Fremont Arcade looks like a mirage (its next door to a faux-wedding service shop), but as you walk closer, there’s no doubt that this place is the real deal with all the game staples.
The 21-and-under arcade opened its doors last year and has been growing via word of mouth. That, and a guy who walks around with a “Fremont Arcade” sign. If you’re lucky, on your way in you’ll get to spin a wheel for a chance to win a free round of giant Pac-Man or other little prizes.
The pro tip here is that you’re welcome to bring in your own drinks—there’s even a cup holder attached to the air hockey machine. So grab a couple beers, get fake married and get ready to play some games.
Fremont Arcade is open Sun.-Thur. from 11 a.m. to midnight, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Fri. and Sat.