Part arcade, part museum, this Murray Hill spot spreads the love of the game with every high score. The selection of 30 new and restored games dating back to the ‘70s includes favorites like Xenon and FunHouse, plus an open cross-section of a working machine that you can still play. It's not just fun and games, though: Staff also use the inner workings of the games to teach STEM classes to schoolchildren in their Pinball EduFun program. Even grown-ups can learn something from a visit, and luckily, it’s not pricey: You can pay to play by the hour ($14.95) or the whole day ($29.95). This arcade doesn’t serve food or drinks, but your wristband comes with a 10 percent discount at the Mad Hatter pub next door.
Quit out of Candy Crush on your phone: It’s time for some old-school gaming at one of the best arcades in NYC. Yes, ‘90s-style pinball halls still exist, and a new crop of trendy bars with games has also joined the pack. Whether you’re looking for things to do on a rainy day or want to tap into your inner teenage gamer, playing a few rounds of Pac-Man or Donkey Kong is sure to be a good time. And for your next nerdy excursion, why not try one of the best escape rooms in NYC?