San Francisco is a great city for so many reasons. It’s not just picturesque, it is also loaded with fun things to do. You can find plenty of activities for family entertainment, but if you want to get away for an afternoon or evening at a place that caters to adults only, then a good choice is The Emporium San Francisco.
The Emporium is large in size, with multiple levels and games galore. It was built from a former movie theater, which becomes more obvious when you walk around inside and check the layout. There is a large screen that shows gaming, videos, etc., plus an upper balcony with its own bar that can be rented out for events and gatherings. There are multiple bars serving up delicious craft suds and cocktails, and most importantly, there are games- lots of games, among them pinball, pool, foosball, air hockey, and miscellaneous video games for adult fun.
What I like best about The Emporium is that it’s a place that adults can meet and hang out free from the kiddos. Sure, we love our kids, but it is nice to get away and enjoy the company of other adults from time to time. The Emporium is nice for this reason. You can sip on tasty beer or other drinks and relive your youth as you play a game of pinball, shoot a round of pool, or challenge your significant other to a game of air hockey. The games are token- operated and there are no prizes to play for or messy tickets to deal with, which is how an adult themed gaming place should be.
The atmosphere at The Emporium is toward the darker side and there are lots of lights. I liked most of what I experienced here, but it would be nice if they added food to the experience. It would also be nice if they performed routine service on some of the games, like the air hockey. The pucks didn’t glide across the surface the way they should, and it did get a little frustrating.
They check ID at the door at The Emporium, so if you are under 21, you cannot get admitted. This is a place intended for adults, and it has all the ingredients for a fun afternoon or evening with your spouse or friends. It makes for a comfortable, enjoyable adult getaway here in the San Francisco area and I recommend adding it to your vacation plans.