Two-story, 10,000-square-foot Coin-Op Game Room opened in December 2016, a sister to the original Coin-Op Game Room in San Diego but very much its own place. Classic arcade games (like Donkey Kong, Street Fighter and Pac-Man Royale) are common between the two locations, while in S.F., the massive space features a modernistic science lab bar, The Octagon, and a soon-to-open, reservations-only cocktail haven, The Grid at Tron (inspired by the movie Tron).
THE DRINK TO DRINK: Bar manager Jason Huffman’s drinks go down easy as they also delight cocktail fans. Try to resist the refreshing tequila-mezcal combo (steeped with chiles and white pepper) of the Konami Code, balanced by amaretto and lime.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Sixteen beers on tap represent California, from San Diego to Sacramento, while The Octagon focuses on bottled ciders and sherry. On the food side, look for pizzas (try the sausage- and meatball-laden Carnivore), pierogis, carbonara mac and cheese, and a ridiculously good burger.