If you’re a fan of classical arcade games, we might be a unchanging at Brewcade or energetically awaiting the arriving Emporium SF on Divisadero. But there looks to be another San Francisco bar/arcade in a works, this time in SoMa, where a business assent and wine permit have been filed for a plcae of Coin-Op Game Room during 508 4th St., before home to the restaurant, bar and lounge Drake.

508 4th St. (Photo: Google Maps)

Coin-Op Game Room opened a initial location in a tumble of 2013 in San Diego, with 25 classical arcade games and two pinball machines. “We concentration on a Classics, with over half of a building dedicated to games from a early ’80s,” a association boasts on a website. Games like Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat and Duck Hunter cost 25-50 cents each, and are all giveaway each final Sunday of a month.

In further to expanding a gaming preference in SoCal, a company, owned by Roy Ledo and Hassan Mahmood, brought a diversion room judgment to a 5,000 square-foot second plcae in downtown Sacramento final May. There they have some-more than 40 arcade games, as good as some low-tech options like Connect Four and Giant Jenga.

Coin-Op Game Room San Diego. (Photo: Jay C./Yelp)

With co-owner Mahmood hailing from well-regarded San Diego qualification cocktail bar Lion’s Share, we hear Coin-Op’s nourishment isn’t an afterthought. Each plcae offers a full bar and an heterogeneous brew of bar snacks to keep competitors fueled. Down in San Diego, a concentration is burgers and prohibited dogs, while a Sacramento diversion room is famous for its pizza

Both particularly 21-and-over venues horde open events, including gaming tournaments and family days, as good as private parties.

The folks during Coin-Op Game Room aren’t a usually out-of-towners looking to cash-in on a city’s rec room nostalgia. SPiN, a ping-pong bar that’s grown a cult-following in NYC, should be debuting during Third and Folsom this spring. And, as we’ve noted, Danny and Doug Marks, who have dual Chicago arcade bars underneath their belts, are aiming to entrance another gaming end in a former Harding Theater on Divisadero, finish with classical arcade and pinball games, and pool, atmosphere hockey, and foosball. 

We’ve reached out to Coin-Op Game Room and will share a specifics of their skeleton for 508 4th St. as shortly as we hear back, so stay tuned.

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