Scene 75 Entertainment Center in Vandalia offers a little bit of fun for all ages. LISA POWELL/STAFF PHOTO
Photo: Lisa Powell
Photo: Lisa Powell

BEST OF DAYTON: Your favorite arcades for kids of all ages

Sometimes you want to take your gaming off the couch and turn it into a social event, whether it’s for the family or for the grown-ups (with some beverages in hand).

Dayton has tons of options for gaming fun, but these are the top three arcade and gaming destinations, as voted by our readers in the Dayton.com Best of 2018 contest for Best Arcade/Gaming:

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WINNER: Scene 75

Scene75 is an entertainment mecca with more than 140 arcade games spitting out tickets galore, an inflatable play area complete with a 36-foot-high slide, mini-bowling, laser tag, a drop zone, indoor go-karts, spinning bumper cars, virtual reality arcade and black light mini-golf.

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6196 Poe Ave., Dayton | WebsiteFacebook 

SECOND PLACE: Canal Street Arcade & Deli

Canal Street Arcade and Deli is starting a co-ed pinball league in Dayton. PHOTO / Canal Street Arcade and Deli Facebook

Old-school arcade games, amazing deli sandwiches and adult beverages combine for an incredible experience at Canal Street Arcade and Deli, in the space that was once Canal Street Tavern.

Deli sandwiches are served up hot and come in three sizes. This spot has quickly turned into a favorite destination to pick up a sandwich and hang-out on unprogrammed weekends. In addition to the games, this has one of the best jukeboxes in town.

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308 E. 1st St., Dayton | WebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: DK Effect

DK Effect hosted an Ugly Sweater Get2gether on Saturday Dec. 9 featuring live music, classic arcade games, craft beer and cocktails. Photos by Tom Gilliam Photography
Photo: Tom Gilliam

This Huffman Historic District hot spot that opened over the summer features 40 beers on tap, a full bar and a slew of classic arcade hits. Sit at the bar and play or grab a drink and make your way to the vintage gaming titles around the room. This venue does not have a kitchen, but pizza delivers there and it’s right across the street from the inexpensive and very tasty Taqueria Mixteca.

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1600 East Third St., Dayton | WebsiteFacebook

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