Get Your Game On In The East Village

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While there are countless places in San Diego to grab a delicious craft cocktail or local brew, sometimes you need a break from the routine bar scene. Fear not – we’ve got you covered! From bowling to arcade and lawn games, the following spots offer something more than delicious cocktails and craft beers. Even better, they’re all just steps away!

In Your “Spare” Time

Knock back some drinks and knock over some pins at East Village Tavern + Bowl! Stay in the spacious front bar and challenge your friends to a game of shuffleboard, or head over to the back room where you’ll find 12 bowling lanes, flat screen TVs, and plenty of tables and seating. Enjoy food that is notches above your average bowling alley grub, and don’t forget to check out the daily specials!


Time warp right back into the 90s at Coin-Op Gaslamp, where you will find all your favorite vintage arcade games and more, plus TONS of food and drink options! Classic arcade favorites from the 80s and 90s (think Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter) meet Skee-Ball and Dance Dance Revolution! Bring a pocket full of quarters to this bar-cade and see if you’ve still got what it takes!

Boss of the Toss

Head over to The Deck at Moonshine Flats for a backyard barbecue! Authentic smokehouse favorites team up with party games, including cornhole, flip cup, and ping pong, in an open-air atmosphere. Sit at a park bench-style table next to an indoor African Sumac tree and enjoy a bucket of ribs while you devise your game plan!


Located in the up-and-coming East Village in Downtown San Diego, everything is within reach at IDEA1. Contact us to set up a tour and make IDEA1 your new home.

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