Barcades

Who ever would’ve thunk it, but there are three joints here in Vegas (well, one is in Henderson) where you can actually play all kinds of games FOR FREE! That’s right, there is no admission charge at these places (save for possible special events).

Known as Bar-Arcades, Hi-Scores with two locations (one in Henderson and the other in Las Vegas) is a bustling gathering place with free classic arcade games (think Frogger, Dig Dug, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong), pub grub & craft brews on tap. It is a popular hangout for beer drinkers who know their poison, and a good place to catch a UNLV or Golden Knights game!

The Nerd, which is aptly named due to the cos-play crowd that frequents the establishment, is located in downtown Las Vegas on the second level of Neonopolis (big 3-story complex on the corner of Fremont and LV Blvd). At The Nerd you get free bowling, free billiards, and free video games! They have a full bar and even feature alcohol-infused ice creams. Park in the below-ground lot there and get your ticket validated!

The Nerd – free bowling, free billiards, free video games.
450 Fremont St #250 (second level of Neonopolis)
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Hours: 7 pm – 3 am
21 years and older

Hi-Scores Bar-Arcade
65 S. Stephanie St.
Henderson, NV 89012
(702) 522-7766

Hours: 10 am to 2 am.
Happy hour M-F 4 to 6 pm with food and drink specials.
21 years and older

Hi-Scores Bar-Arcade
4785 Blue Diamond Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 888-1999

Arcade open 10 am to 2 am.
Bar open 24 hours.
Happy hour M-F 4 to 6 pm with food and drink specials.