About Us


About Us

Nickel City is the only family entertainment center in San Diego with 15 games that only require ONE nickel to play; while the remaining 100 driving, pinball, and video games operate with a game card and e-tickets. In addition to these new game offerings, Nickel City has the 4-player PACMAN SMASH air-hockey table, pool table, standard air-hockey plus 4 mini bowling lanes.  Unique to San Diego, Nickel City has installed 4 Highway-66 mini-bowling lanes with automatic scoring, built-in bumpers, LED lanes and black-light capabilities, this new attraction will add hours of fun to the entire experience. No special shoes are required for these lanes, no shoe rental fees.  Just step up and bowl.

Nickel City is the perfect place for school groups, day camps, civic associations, church groups, and other organizations because of its clean, friendly atmosphere and its ability to provide fun on a budget for large groups, come rain or shine. Additionally, our party area is available for reservations each day for more than 100 people.

Nickel City offers 5 private party rooms with striking décor and lighting.  When fully expanded, these rooms can hold nearly 100 people.  This flexible capacity allows for Nickel City to extend its reach beyond intimate birthday parties to larger functions such as family reunions, corporate team-building, fundraisers, sports banquets and charity events. Nickel City also offers a large Blacklight Glow-in-the-Dark party room for special occasions for up to 30 guests.

The City Cafe has classic menu items including pizza, hot dogs, chicken tenders, french fries and more.  The City Café also offers ice cream, snowballs, and Dippin Dots as well as Coca-Cola fountain drinks and teas.

Our front entry and lounge area with tables and chairs, free Wi-Fi and TVs can hold nearly 60 patrons.

Unfortunately, no outside food or drinks are allowed in the facility.  Make shift parties in the front lobby are forbidden, which includes birthday cakes/cupcakes, presents, and decorations. Please inquire about the use of our private party rooms.

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