Wednesday to Sunday: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
What to Expect
In Las Vegas, the word “gaming” is usually associated with blackjack tables and slot machines. At Insert Coin(s), however, you won’t find any green felt or one-armed bandits. One of the newest downtown Las Vegas bars, Insert Coin(s) caters to a different kind of gamer.
Whether you prefer the old-school fun of Galaga, Burgertime and Mortal Kombat II or the more realistic action of Madden NFL 11, Grand Theft Auto IV and Call of Duty: Black Ops, Insert Coin(s) is the Fremont Street bar for you.
The focal point of Insert Coin(s)’s 7,000-square-foot space is the rectangular bar that serves as the center of the action. The illuminated bar is the place for anyone wanting to demonstrate their skills at several video game stations. Television monitors above the bar allow everyone to see where your video game skills fall on the scale between 13-year-old boy and 80-year-old grandma.
On the bar floor, you’ll find dozens of classic upright arcade video game machines, including and even a pinball machine or two.
Insert Coin(s) isn’t simply a video game arcade, however. Large, cushy nightclub booths line one wall for patrons interested in the nightclub bottle service experience or a dedicated HDTV and gaming console for your group (reservations available). The bar features a reasonable selection of domestic and import bottled beers and the specialty drink menu includes several fruity cocktails (appropriately named after Ms. Pac Man and the ghosts Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde), in addition to the usual well drinks and cocktail favorites.
Like most of the Fremont East bars, Insert Coin(s) is packed on weekends after 11. Music is sometimes provided by DJs, and guests are encouraged to start their own Dance Dance Revolution.