27 Trending Gaming Cafe Businesses [2024]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Start A Gaming Cafe

A gaming cafe is a place that allows players to rent time on computers and consoles to play video games.

These establishments are more of a 'hangout spot' where gamers can spend hours playing their favorite game, enjoy snacks, and socializing with friends or schoolmates.

The concept has spread around the globe and can now be found in many different countries, including the United States.

Starting a gaming cafe is a fun and rewarding way to make money. You can sell food and drinks, as well as rent out consoles and games for people to play. You can also run tournaments for cash prizes, or host events and parties.

Looking for some examples of a gaming cafe?

Interested in case studies of a successful gaming cafe? Check out our full list of success stories.

1. Meltdown

The best gaming and pop culture parties. Come watch a game or meet your favorite streamer. And make sure you don't miss out on the tournaments against the other Meltdown bars!

  • Business rank: #725K

Check out their full website ➜

2. E-Blue Gaming Gear

We make the perfect all in one pc gaming gear set up for Gamers or esports arenas. Gaming chairs, gaming desks, mechanical keyboards, gaming mice. We build the very best E-Sports arena experiences. In doing so we are able to provide our customers with a complete gaming solution from the peripherals to the furniture.


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4. Smartlaunch

Smartlaunch is the Global leader in Esports and Gaming Centers. Manage an Esports Center from your PC. Host Tournaments and Leagues.

  • Business rank: #1.21M

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5. The Gamers Lounge Malta

The Gamers Lounge is your one stop shop for everything gaming related in Malta. We also offer gaming cafe` services equipped with high-end gaming stations while selling top quality peripherals.

Where they're located: Wichita, Kansas, USA


6. Mox Boarding House

Mox Boarding House offers a unique gaming experience like no other! Both locations have a huge selection of games, a game library, and a full restaurant.


7. Shadow Lan Gaming

Play your favorite games at Shadow Lan! We also have other popular titles like Fortnite, Counterstrike, Dota2, PubG, Overwatch, Rocket League, Apex Legends, and more.

  • Business rank: #4.68M

Check out their full website ➜

8. LXG - League of Extraordinary Gamers

The Indian LAN Gaming Cup (ILG) is a massive tournament that spans a range of games and brings the gaming faction together by hosting LAN events.

  • Business rank: #2.52M

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9. Pure Esports

More than 50 games to choose from, comfortable racing chairs, Fiber internet connection, and cutting edge gaming technology. Come join us at Pure Esports!

Where they're located: Mesa, Arizona, USA


10. Chesapeake Gaming Group

Our seasoned team of professionals has worked across the globe and in all aspects of casino gaming and operations, providing expert counsel and capital.

Check out their full website ➜

11. Next Gaming Lounge

Next Gaming Lounge offering a relaxed fun environment to game. Find out about all the latest gaming news, events, and information about Next Gaming Lounge here.

Where they're located: Plano, Texas, USA


12. Coral Cliff

Coral Cliff Gaming + Entertainment is Jamaica's premier gaming & entertainment venue. Located at Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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13. E-Gamers Cafe LLC

Local Video Game/E-Sports Gaming Center with a Cuban Style Cafe

Where they're located: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA


14. The Red Barn Gaming Cafe

We offer games nights and events throughout the year. Whether you want to get together with your friends or join one of our gaming conventions. We have a spot for you.

Check out their full website ➜

15. Gizmo

Gizmo Application Management Platform is a unique Point-Of-Sale and PC management software for shared/public access computer providers such as gaming centers, eSports arenas, libraries, hotels, Internet cafés etc.


16. MyCafeCup

A Cyber Internet Cafe Software WiFi HotSpot billing solution, Reliable and so much easier manages your cybercafe business.


17. 8fuse

8fuse - software development company for internet cafe and sport bars. We create software for PC, promotional kiosks & fish tables. Call us: +1 866 2778030


18. Onelifeleft

One of the largest and most active video games communities in the region, operating from our cafe and bar on St Benedict's Street here in Norwich.

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19. d4 Tabletop Gaming Cafe

We have over 100 games for rent in-store but you're also welcome to bring your own games from home to play at our big dining room tables.

Check out their full website ➜

20. OS NYC

OS NYC is the home for gamers and streamers in New York City. Located at 50 Bowery, OS NYC is the place to play your favorite video games and stream. Fitted with top of the line PCs, Xboxes, PS4s, and Switches, as well as streaming booths, broadcast studio, and bar - OS NYC is ready for all your gaming, esports, and streaming needs.


21. Euphnet Cyber Cafe

Euphnet has been and is Silicon Valley's premiere PC Gaming Center since 2002 We are open 365 days a year, even on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Check out their full website ➜

22. Astoria Internet

Astoria Internet provides an office away from your office. Quality computers that are maintained on a daily basis with all the essential programs you may need in an office environment. With the growth of eSports, we also having top of the line gaming computers for you and your friends to play the latest PC games.


23. Crit Hit Game Hub

Liverpool's largest gaming cafe where you can play Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic the Gathering, Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar, Card Fight! Vanguard, board games and much more


24. Section 9 Cafe

Section 9 is Fargo Moorheads Computer & Console Video Game Center. Virtual Reality, E-Sports, ,Birthday Party Rentals, Snacks & Drinks & Computer Laptop Repair. Gaming, computer repair, computer services, section 9 gaming, Fargo North Dakota gaming, lan center


25. Net Effect Internet Cafe

Toronto's best gaming lounge since 2000. Meet fellow gamers and play the latest titles on our 40 high-end PCs.

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27. Paniq Escape Room

Live Action Experience with You and Your Friends Solving Puzzles, Cracking Codes and Racing Against the Clock. One Team. One Mission. One Hour.

How much they make: $12M/year
Where they're located: Los Angeles, Kalifornia, Egyesült Államok
How much did it cost to start: $500K
Current team size: 25


How We Started A $12M/Year Escape Room That Brings In 400,000+ Players Annually

PANIQ ROOM is a global network of immersive escape room experiences with 20 locations, generating annual revenue of $10 million, aiming to reach 30 locations, $15 million in revenue, and 400,000 players annually, while investing in in-house production capabilities with Indestroom and focusing on marketing through Google Ads, Groupon, and social media platforms.

Akos started Paniq Escape Room over 9 years ago
Akos grew the business to $1M/month
It cost Akos $500000 to start the business
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