Presenting an authentic 80's video game arcade experience only
in Historic Downtown Hillsboro, Oregon!


Frequently Asked Questions

“What's it like?" 

Arcade 2084 is created to let you experience how arcades actually were in the 80s, and its like nothing since. 
To know what it really was like, you're first invited downtown to Main Street, America, where in the late 70s and early 80s, video gaming all started. There, just between second and third avenue, a small-town arcade has impossibly emerged, providing guests what is often their very first experience of an 80s arcade.

  • Radical sci-fi themed environment 

  • Totally awesome game selection

  • Righteous food menu and bar

  • Choice Era-appropriate Beer and Specialty Cocktails

  • The Most Excellent Music Ever

"How much is it to get in? / Is there a cover charge at Arcade 2084?"

Yes, The same low cover applies to everyone. $7.50 for all persons for a limited time.
Your wristband* with cover enables you same-day re-entry

*Required for everyone visiting, so that we operate within OLCC rules

"Do I have to pay the cover charge if I..."

Yes. Just like other arts, like movies, plays, museums and amusement parks, everyone visiting must pay to enter. Once inside our climate-controlled venue, you have an opportunity to enjoy the authentic 80s environment like the music, and purchase additional entertainments like tokens for the games, merchandise, snacks, food, and drinks, all served by an attentive, professional crew.

"What kind of games do you have?" 

Dozens of the most fun and popular video games you'd find in an arcade during the 1980s, at the peak of video arcade popularity. Many of them in rare table form, best enjoyed with our Red Dawn cocktails or ice cold beer on tap!
Yes, we have pinball games, too. The titles in our lineup have been selected for their place as among the greatest titles of arcade gaming in the early 80s; representing a quintessential 80s arcade lineup. At the same time, many titles are complimentary to the story.

See our welcome page at using your desktop browser for more clues, if you must get a sneak preview.

An authentic 80s arcade experience includes physically adventuring outside, traveling to the arcade, going inside, and discovering what games are there! ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH?

"What are you doing to deal with COVID?

Arcade 2084 is probably the safest arcade, ever. We've taken the space to its foundation and its cleaner than clean.
Click here to learn more about Anti-COVID measures we started with and continue to take, to protect the health and safety of our crew and all guests. 

•Every game regularly sanitized along with other surfaces
•UV flooded Game Room
•Mask required
•Capacity over 220, fewer than 20 normally present

"Do I need quarters?"

You can bring them, and buy tokens at a 1-1 exchange rate to play the games, just like in the 80s! Games continue to play for the equivalent of a quarter, just 25¢. 

"How late can I be there?"

Our normal business hours have us open at 5pm until about midnight on most nights.
Arcade 2084 is open only to ages 18+ after 8PM, after which time those under 18 are not admitted.

OPEN NOW: The Bar That Time Forgot, located within Arcade 2084, is only accessible by those aged 21 and up and adults may enter until closing time.

Days and hours of operation are also on our main page at

"So... you have beer?" 

Yes. Yes, we do. What good would an 80s arcade be without beer popularized or introduced in the 80s?
Check out our Cocktail Bar Menu

"Do you have liquor?"

Yes. If you want to make sure we have something special, just give us a call. If we don't have it, we'll do our best to get it.

"You have cocktails, too?"

Yes, our exclusive selection of fun concoctions to choose from are most excellent!
Don't miss our signature Red Dawn, and the new Doc Brown.
We don't want to see you drinking only the Purple Rain! 
Descriptions of these specialty cocktails and more on the Bar Menu

"Wait... So you're saying you're an all ages arcade, and a no-minors bar ...both with alcohol?"

Yes. It's a special place. We know of nowhere else like it.

"Do you have food? What’s the menu like?"

Yes, and you can enjoy an unexpected level of service and food quality! 
Don't miss the Arcade 2084 Original Grilled Pizza Sandwich™ 
Tortilla chips with hot nacho cheese dip and jalapeños...
All-Beef Kosher Hot Dogs, Candy, Ice Cream, Snack Chips, the amazing Super Chicken Quesadilla and Super Chicken Nachos... 
and Fresh Popped Popcorn made with real coconut oil!

There's lots more: Check out our Restaurant Menu!

"Can I eat and drink right at the games?" 

Yes, you may. Many of the games are even in cocktail table form, for you to play seated while enjoying your refreshments. We also have dining tables, if that's your scene.

"Is this your only arcade or are you a chain?"

This arcade is one of a kind. We are not part of a chain, and.. 
Arcade 2084 in Hillsboro is the only one in this universe.

"Are you getting more games?" 

Yes. The starting lineup has grown, adding more than one new game every month since opening! 
Bear in mind that COVID regulations we opened under meant our games had to be 6’ apart.
During our first year, we had as many games as would fit on the game floor under regulations.
Since restrictions have changed, we've brought in many more, and more are always on the way.

Excited to play something we don’t yet have on the game floor? Keep returning to Arcade 2084 to see what's landed!

"Can I book a private event?"

Yes, we would be delighted to rent the game room to you for your private event. Some restrictions apply.
Click here for details and booking
You can also email us with a day and time you have in mind, to discuss a rental rate, or reach out with any questions using our Contact page!

"Can I rent one or more of your games for my event?" 

No. This service is temporarily suspended.

"Can you set your games for free play instead of tokens? / “Why not use the card system?”

We can. However, that, along with the addition of other anachronistic elements, is unlikely. Free play, card systems, redemption games and other rip-offs are not part of a truthful arcade experience. We see custom-designed tokens, like the Arcade 2084 game token, as an important part of the best actual arcades of the 80s, and the token element contributes to an authentic 80s experience for our guests! 

"Do you have a Facebook Page?" 

No. We have Instagram and Twitter. There is little to no chance that platform will be used in the future.

"Can I bring my pet sloth/wombat/ocelot/monkey?"

Arcade 2084 invites all kinds of human guests, but please leave animal friends, or any human who might damage the games, in their own habitat. Only service animals trained for a specific task may enter for the purpose of performing that task.

"Where do you get your games?" 

Generally speaking, we get them from the late-twentieth century.
To reach the past: We use a proprietary tachyon drive system developed in the 2080s, mated to a retrofitted conventional suborbital vehicle developed in the 1970s.
This allows the Chrononaut to acquire most of our games from various domestic locations across time in the 1980s.

The games at Arcade 2084 are not for sale.

"Do you have board games/tater tots/soup/cards/gambling/organic mung bean mead?"

No. We hope you enjoy the video games, music and other elements of our era-appropriate environment here at Arcade 2084, along with your favorite genuine refreshments of the 80s!

Question? Submit yours using our Contact page!