Free Play was founded not due to the lack of arcades in the world but due to the lack of quality arcades in the world. We believe in delivering the best arcade games of all time, in the best condition, to everyone. No matter what it takes, we want you to walk into a retro arcade that has working games, running real components, just as they did when they were released. While other arcades find it acceptable to use knockoff parts, illegal emulator boards, and numerous other things that detract from the original game and the customer experience, we believe that presenting these all-time great games as they were created is the best way for you to fall in love with them.
We also believe that a “best ever” arcade must have amazing customer service and feature fantastic food and drink. With the focus on local craft beer, Free Play has continually been hailed as having the best drink selection of any arcade ever and has been compared favorably to the best beer bars in the nation. Similarly, our “shockingly good” food has elevated the expectations of arcade food from the depths of cuisine to something enjoyable, fresh, and awesome.
In every way, Free Play holds itself to the highest standard.