It’s Official: Coin-Op Chico is Closing

The beloved arcade bar announces its last day, marking June 30th as its closure date.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula
Coin-Op Game Room Chico

On June 10, 2024, Coin-Op Game Room Chico announced via their Instagram account that they will be closing on Sunday, June 30.

The post, published on Coin-Op Chico’s official Instagram (coinopchico), expressed gratitude to their patrons, mentioning the joy and memories made during the arcade’s time in Chico. The full announcement read:


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of Coin-Op Chico on Sunday, June 30th. We have made amazing memories in Chico in the last year, and we are so thankful for every single person that tried a Power Punch or played a game they haven’t since childhood. We hope that we were able to bring joy and excitement to every guest that entered our doors, and that you remember us for our staff & their hospitality. Thanks for the memories Chico.”

The arcade bar, which opened on April 27, 2023, has been a popular spot for both nostalgic gamers and those just looking for a fun time.

Offering a wide range of classic and contemporary arcade games, a variety of foods, and a good selection of drinks, Coin-Op will go down in Chico history as a short-lived icon.

Truly a “the streets will never forget” type of business.

The announcement of the arcade’s closing will mark the end of a cherished local venue, one that aimed to bring joy and entertainment to all of its visitors.

Whether you loved it for the iconic buck nights, the bussin’ chicken wings, or the overall nostalgic vibe of the place as a whole, Coin-Op has left its mark on Chico and will truly be missed.

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