Florida-Based Arcade Monsters Bringing Classic Video Game Venue To Downtown San Diego

August 1, 2023

Florida-based bar-cade venue Arcade Monsters is opening its first California location in San Diego's East Village.

Florida Tech alums and longtime best friends Adrian Ravelo and Andy Rodriguez founded Arcade Monster classic arcade bar in Oviedo, Florida in 2018. The company now has multiple outposts dotted around central Florida. Ravelo grew up in the arcade business, with his father once owning an arcade in New York in the 1980s.

During Comic-Con San Diego, Arcade Monsters announced it would be opening an outpost of its 1980s/90s arcade concept on 7th and J Street in San Diego's East Village. Expected to open later this year, the bar and eatery will be designed with neon lights with a comic and anime theme and house dozens of games, including pinball, Japanese rhythm popular arcade games, consoles, experiential games, and more. Unlike other bar-cades, Arcade Monsters offers an unlimited play option. They will also serve tavern fare, all natural slushies, beer and wine. 

Arcade Monsters is expected to open this fall at 704 J Street in San Diego's East Village. For more information. visit arcademonsters.com.