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  • Josh P
    1 contribution
    We did the King Arthur escape room and it was amazing! Our game master Nana was very helpful, and she enthusiasticly guided us through the solutions we had the most trouble with after our game was done. It's nice to beat an escape room, but it's so much more fun when someone takes the extra time to explain things. We found the puzzle to be challenging in all the right ways and managed to finish successfully. This was our third and best escape room. Can't wait to return.
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • pq1
    689 contributions
    Ate at restaurant upstairs first. Then played mini putt. The course took about an hour with 9 people. Fun and creative. We had adults to kids in our group. All enjoyed.
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • MikeSolo
    1 contribution
    I would love to give 5 stars but the seat just stay at the same position with only shaking. I would recommend to make a moving seat like a floating seat as that will definitely give the best experience. So far, I am happy with the ride.
    Written 16 December 2019
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  • Kdawg282
    Doylestown, PA1,159 contributions
    Standard mirror maze that charges $5 for each member of the family, and they let you go through as many times as you like. It takes less than five minutes to complete. Worth a stop if visiting Pier 39 and you have children.
    Written 21 July 2019
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  • jehenson81
    Washington DC, DC22,128 contributions
    This is the classic old carousel you read about in books and see in movies. It reminded me a bit of the carousel on the Mall in DC that I rode as a child. Unfortunately I came upon the carousel either before it was open or it was closed due to the rain. However you can see the carousel through the huge windows that surround it. It has all the classic animals and is only $2 for adults and $1 for children.
    Written 14 March 2019
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  • Me!
    76 contributions
    It’s a nice stop next to Yerba Buena gardens. Convenient to Moscone Centre. Good choices for a casual meal out.
    Written 23 November 2019
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  • kani75
    Chennai (Madras), India534 contributions
    The only other trampoline park we've been to is Rize in HongKong which is excellent. House of Air is very good with very helpful staff, good supervision and safety measures and decent amount of space. We were disappointed that our 4.5yr son had to use a separate area and we therefore could not all do this as a family. Other Jan that it's good fun and do try out the dodge ball game!
    Written 15 May 2017
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  • Great_Beer_Now
    Houston, TX5,340 contributions
    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.
    Written 17 August 2021
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  • Othilie M
    Fredrikstad, Norway47 contributions
    I visited this gym twice during my vacaction in San Francisco. It is a really nice climbing gym with all different levels. I came alone, but the friendly instructure made a call out and found a climbing partner to me.
    Written 7 October 2019
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  • Princygirl
    London, UK558 contributions
    After a quite long day visiting San Francisco, after relaxing a bit, we decided to go and have a fun evening at the Lucky Strike! This place is typically American style but what I loved the most was the bowling!

    We started with the few bowling games and then moved to the main entrance to have some dinner while watching a basketball game! My husband ordered a bacon burger (he said it was ok) and I had Vegi Roll sushi! (Mine, very good and tasty!)

    Nice atmosphere, the area is ok and had a really good time!

    Value: 7/10
    Written 31 May 2018
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  • Steven N
    United States1 contribution
    I was out of town visiting SF this week and came across The Unreal Garden at the Palace of Fine Arts. My wife and I loved it! It was an incredible holographic experience and we loved finding all the magical animals!
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Faith
    1 contribution
    Going to Oracle was a truly fantastic and therapeutic experience. Words cannot describe the accuracy and amazing energy. The woman knew what I came to talk about, even before I open my mouth. I broke down crying several times because how true the prediction of how my life is currently. What she saw gave me chills. I can't recommend The Oracle enough.
    Written 9 September 2019
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  • Sarg33388
    Denver, CO72 contributions
    You can play a variety of board games at the tables in the back of the store. They sell soda, chips, candy bars if you need a little snack.
    Written 26 July 2019
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  • Stephanie
    Oakland, CA1 contribution
    We just had my daughter's birthday party at GameDay this past weekend. She was turning 6 and wanted to introduce her friends to VR. She loves Tilt Brush, a 3D art experience. There were 7 kids, with a few parents as well. The kids were happily entertained for 2 hours. We grabbed pizza from SF Brewing Company. The staff is very knowledgeable and great with first timers. The kids and parents all had a blast! I even had a change to enjoy some wine at Wattle Creek Winery, while the kids were immersed. Fun time had by all! I would highly recommend!
    Written 25 February 2020
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  • Lorie R
    Ipswich, Australia67 contributions
    My husband and I visited Fifth Arrow 3 times over our short trip to San Francisco in late August. It was pretty handy to stop in for a drink and a pizza as it was located across the street from our hotel. It has a great atmosphere and very welcoming staff. There were groups bowling or just meeting for drinks and food. I can't speak for all the food on the menu but we had 2 pizzas over our visits and they are amazing! Perfect crust, delicious topping, better than any pizza place I've ever been to (and I'm old so that's a lot). I realise that it must get very busy at night, especially when there is a concert on at the theatre upstairs, but when we went at happy hour time it was the perfect spot for a drink and a rest after a busy day exploring the city. Special thanks to Margaret, she was an awesome server!
    Written 1 October 2019
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