Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Garden City Pavilion Arcade

 4.5 Avg. rating based on 3 reviews

103 Atlantic Ave, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576   
(843) 651-2770

Description
About Garden City Pavilion Arcade

Garden City, a short drive south from Myrtle Beach, has been a popular family vacation destination on the Grand Strand for decades. And among the mainstays in the quaint seaside town, Garden City Pavilion Arcade has been providing gaming entertainment since 1969. Located on the main drag next to the original Sam’s Corner, and just a stone’s throw from Garden City Beach Pier, the Pavilion Arcade is a two-level structure with all of the familiar, more recent games on the bottom – Skee ball, Whack-a-Mole, Big Bass, Guitar Hero, Deal-or-No-Deal, racing simulators, a shootout saloon, and other games of chance and skill – and classic arcade games like Pac Man, pinball, and the old-timey baseball games upstairs. As with any arcade, you’ll want to save the tickets you earn to see what you can redeem them for at the “World’s Largest Redemption Center.” So whether you need to kill some time before or after dinner, entertain the kids for a while, or just take your mind off of everything, Garden City Pavilion Arcade provides a tried-and-true way to entertain your family or group for hours on end.

User Reviews
Garden City Pavilion Arcade Reviews

See what 3 MyrtleBeach.com users said about Garden City Pavilion Arcade:

 4.5

Avg. rating based on 3 reviews


  • Absolutely amazing!

    I love the classic game's upstairs and the modern game's downstairs! I used to come here all the time. I hope I can come here next weekend!

    Dori Bellamy
    MyrtleBeach.com user

  • Great place to play games

    It's a great place to play - as of 3/18/2022, they have a new card system where you input $10 for 40 tokens which come out on a printed card - printed cards may be reinserted to refresh your tokens when exhausted, and you can store tickets up on the card. The card's image features Collective Copyright characters such as Spongebob. Each game on the bottom floor takes about 4 tokens, so each game costs $1/play, though I confess I didn't check upstairs where the older games are and some may only be 2. You will get more out of your money if you pay more, as they will include 'free [dollars] worth of tokens' which you can see on the machine's payment screen. The first floor has games such as (but not limited to) pinball, skee ball, a ticket pull machine, 'hurricane' machine, Raw Thrill's Jurassic Park Arcade, After Burner: Climax, Dance Dance Revolution, some modern car racer games, Fruit Ninja, Space Invaders (the massive one). The second floor has classic games such as Galaga, Pac Man, Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, and fighter games. Plenty of others I didn't list. As far as I know there used to be some old animatronics on the stairs that are not turned on - they are colonial themed. Pretty cool. It's obvious the owner has a joy for what they do and cares about their machines. I can't rate the things you can get for your tickets since I really just love arcade games and would rather save up my tickets. Games seem to be fully functional, although of the ones I played one had a few glitches. The Guitar Hero Arcade machine has a sticky blue fret on the left guitar, so you need to press it quite hard for it to work. The right guitar has a broken star power tilt sensor, so it will automatically go off to compensate; it is not reasonable to expect that to be fixed as it is one of the very difficult and complex repairs. This is one of the best classic-style arcades and oldest arcades pre-existing in Myrtle Beach. Many of the other arcades here are in a state of disrepair with few fully functioning games. I recommend this arcade over any of the others if you would like to support local business and have a good time.

    Erwynne
    MyrtleBeach.com user

  • Great place to play games

    It's a great place to play - as of 3/18/2022, they have a new card system where you input $10 for 40 tokens which come out on a printed card - printed cards may be reinserted to refresh your tokens when exhausted, and you can store tickets up on the card. The card's image features Collective Copyright characters such as Spongebob. Each game on the bottom floor takes about 4 tokens, so each game costs $1/play, though I confess I didn't check upstairs where the older games are and some may only be 2. You will get more out of your money if you pay more, as they will include 'free [dollars] worth of tokens' which you can see on the machine's payment screen. The first floor has games such as (but not limited to) pinball, skee ball, a ticket pull machine, 'hurricane' machine, Raw Thrill's Jurassic Park Arcade, After Burner: Climax, Dance Dance Revolution, some modern car racer games, Fruit Ninja, Space Invaders (the massive one). The second floor has classic games such as Galaga, Pac Man, Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, and fighter games. Plenty of others I didn't list. As far as I know there used to be some old animatronics on the stairs that are not turned on - they are colonial themed. Pretty cool. It's obvious the owner has a joy for what they do and cares about their machines. I can't rate the things you can get for your tickets since I really just love arcade games and would rather save up my tickets. Games seem to be fully functional, although of the ones I played one had a few glitches. The Guitar Hero Arcade machine has a sticky blue fret on the left guitar, so you need to press it quite hard for it to work. The right guitar has a broken star power tilt sensor, so it will automatically go off to compensate; it is not reasonable to expect that to be fixed as it is one of the very difficult and complex repairs. This is one of the best classic-style arcades and oldest arcades pre-existing in Myrtle Beach. Many of the other arcades here are in a state of disrepair with few fully functioning games. I recommend this arcade over any of the others if you would like to support local business and have a good time.

    Erwynne
    MyrtleBeach.com user