San Diego's Coin-Op Gameroom Heading To Temecula & Possibly Opening New Concept In Former Tilted Kilt Space In East Village

June 27, 2019

We've received word that San Diego-born Coin-Op Game Room will bring the 5th location of its nostalgia-fueled arcade gastropub chain to Old Town Temecula, with ownership also rumored to be looking at the Petco Park-adjacent former Tilted Kilt space in downtown's East Village for the possible opening of a new concept.

Owned by Has Mahmood, Roy Ledo and Eric Lockeridge, who also operate San Diego's The Lion’s Share, Coin Op started in the North Park neighborhood in fall 2013 and now has locations in Sacramento and San Francisco. In summer 2017, Coin Op also opened a 7,180 square-foot outpost in downtown San Diego.

The 5th Coin Op location will soon install in the sprawling ground floor space within the new multi-use building at 28588 Old Town Front Street in the heart of Temecula. Like other branches, expect a modern industrial design filled with classic arcade games, including pinball machines and retro consoles like Ms. Pacman, Galaca, NBA Jam, Street Fighter II and many more. Behind the bar, the team will continue their devotion to local craft beers and creative cocktails. There will also be a food menu with approachable bar food and shareable plates like wings, pizza, and the introduction of soft serve ice cream. The Temecula location is anticipated to open by this September.
The site of Coin-Op Game Room Temecula
There is also murmurings that Coin-Op ownership is in the process of taking over the lease at the former Tilted Kilt space outside Petco Park in San Diego's East Village. Information is scarce, but rumor has it the team is looking to open a new concept and has been kicking the tires on the expansive downtown location. We reached out to ownership for more information but did not receive a substantive response by the time of publishing.

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This is a developing story: We will update this post as we learn more.