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New Thursday Night Spot Unlocked! Introducing…. ‘Club Coin-Op’

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Cal State Chico chapter.

If you’re a Chico State student, you know that Chico doesn’t fall short on night life and there’s PLENTY of options for a fun night out with your best friends. With happy hours (check out my Guide to Chico’s Best Happy Hours), late-night drink discounts, and a variety of bars, there’s certainly plenty to do! The one experience I haven’t found quite yet in Chico is a real club. I’m talking a late night Vegas-like atmosphere with bottle service, a fantastic D.J., and great vibes. This week, that’s about to change!

As you probably know, Coin-Op was welcomed into our beloved downtown Chico last Spring and this semester, it’s getting even better! Known for its collection of fun and timeless games (my favorite is the basketball game and I am a self-proclaimed champion, might I add), classic menu, and creative drinks, the game room has simultaneously provided Chico with a family-friendly arcade experience during the day and a lively night out for college students and adults. Coin-Op is located at 229 Broadway St. and is open seven days a week; Monday through Thursday 4:00 p.m. to midnight, Fridays 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Saturdays noon to 2:00 a.m., and Sundays noon to midnight. All ages are welcome until 8:00 p.m. everyday, after which, the family-friendly game room transforms into a bar and restaurant for guests who are 21 years and older.

This Thursday, Oct. 5, Coin-Op is launching yet another experience to their already unique setting. Starting this week, you can now enjoy a weekly tradition called “Club Coin-Op!” Every Thursday night, the back patio will be transformed into a club featuring a live D.J. (this week features “DEEZY”), unbeatable deals on food and beverages, and fire-pit tables. The specials will start at 9:00 p.m. and include $2 wildcat test tube shots and tecates, $3 pacman shooters and rocket fuels, and $5 power punches, burgers, and fries.


The club will accept reservations in advance for a fire pit or table for you and your party. When you make a reservation, you’ll also be offered bottle service and table service! To make a reservation, you can call Coin-Op at 530-898-2688, e-mail them at info@coinopchico.com, or DM their Instagram, @coinopchico! Without a reservation, you can still walk in – and the best part? Absolutely no cover charge necessary.

The D.J. will play from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. every Thursday night. Whether you’re walking in or planning on making a reservation for you and your friends, Club Coin-Op is bound to be the new go-to Thursday night spot and personally, I can’t wait to make this new scene an annual girls’ night out with my roommates and best friends. See you there!

Marisa Cala-Keck

Cal State Chico '24

Marisa is the Founder of the Her Campus chapter at Chico State and served as the 2023-2024 President and Editor-in-Chief. Equally passionate about mental health and writing, she graduated from Chico State in May 2024 with Honors in General Education and a 3.9 GPA. She served as the 2022-2023 President of her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, and was on the Dean's List eight out of eight semesters. Marisa worked in a variety of mentorship roles on campus, including as an Academic Advising Intern. In her free time, Marisa loves spending time with her family and best friends, being around animals (especially her 3 cats and 2 dogs), binge-watching her comfort shows (the current top two include Pretty Little Liars and Gilmore Girls), reading novels, traveling, and singing! She loves Taylor Swift, spicy foods, Trader Joe's, Pinterest, and all things chocolate. Her next step is following her dream of moving to New York City and pursuing her Master of Education in School Counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University! She is excited to join the field of education, through which she aspires to reframe health and sex education programs to be more inclusive and to open in-school conversations surrounding mental wellness.