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Austin Geeks and Gamers Message Board › Austin LAN Venues

Austin LAN Venues

Jacob W.
Austin, TX
Post #: 10
Hey guys; good discussions came out of tonight's meetup... One I didn't want to let get away was all the suggestions for locations for LAN gatherings, gaming parties, etc.

If you have places to recommend, could you chime with those here?

The name I heard kicked around most was Tek Republik for PC & consoles, but I know there were others, including Pinballz for arcade gaming. What other places should we consider while planning future events?
Group Organizer
Austin, TX
Post #: 71
Let me recommend Mothership Games near Parmer & MoPac. Derrick, the owner, is a member of our meetup and a heckuva nice guy. He would be delighted to host gaming events there.
Jacob W.
Austin, TX
Post #: 11
Mothership, right! That's one I knew I was forgetting. Also, thanks to Nich in the event thread for linking to this article that lists pretty much everything mentioned yesterday, plus others!


Per their listings:
(Gaming Centers)

  • Mothership Books and Games. 2121 Parmer Lane, No. 119, 516-5067,
  • Pinballz Arcade. 8940 Research Blvd., Suite 100, 420-TILT (8458),
  • Arcade UFO. 3101 Speedway, 380-1725,
  • Tek Republik. 3915 Guadalupe St., 459-2244,
  • Blazer Tag Adventure Center 1701 W. Ben White Blvd., 462-0202,

(Restaurants and bars with video gaming)

  • Kung Fu Saloon. 510 Rio Grande St., 469-0901,
  • Recess Arcade Bar. 222 E. Sixth St., 698-9852,
  • Dave & Buster’s. 9333 Research Blvd., A600, 346-8015,
  • Main Event Entertainment. 13301 N. U.S. 183, 401-0000,

(Retail stores)

  • Game Over Videogames. Multiple locations in Austin.
  • Gamerz Videogame Exchange. Hancock Center and Lakeline Mall,
  • Gamefellas. Multiple locations in North, South and Central Austin,

(Tabletop / board gaming)

  • Dragon’s Lair. 454-2399,
  • Great Hall Games. 5501 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 135, 505-0055,
  • Wonko’s Toys & Games. 13776 U.S.183, Suite 116, 335-1000,
  • Tribe Comics & Games. 2919 Manchaca Road, Suite 102, 693-4300,

A former member
Post #: 1
Hi! Gamerz-Lakeline and Gamerz Galaxy (Hancock) actually have a small lan in the back of each store. Hancock is a more open area and doesn't require mall hours, which has made our team birthday parties and meetings a bit more fun. I'd be happy to make it available for y'all if you want.
Group Organizer
Austin, TX
Post #: 92
Thanks for the offer Stacey. Let's see how many folks are game for an event there.
Dragon R.
user 4162671
Pflugerville, TX
Post #: 244
Don't forget Apollo games for retail.

They are really friendly and care about the customer. They will also find nearly any game brand new, it may cost some extra money but they have found many games for me brand new from older systems.
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