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Go Away From Keyboard in San Jose

San Jose is a gaming, cultural and tech destination where visitors of all ages come to play. Go AFK, or “away from keyboard,” in San Jose with barcades, novelty shops and themed treats. 

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Video game bars

Guildhouse, Downtown
This unique entertainment destination provides adult gamers with an elevated social and gaming experience. A community born of the desire to grab a drink, play, and socialize all in one. Bring your friends to enjoy themed-cocktails over table-top games or sign up for a gaming tournament to test your skills. 

MINIBOSS, Downtown
Step back in time at MINIBOSS. With over 30 old-school arcade games, 12 pinball machines and nostalgic décor, MINIBOSS embraces ‘80s video games and pop culture. Themed cocktails utilize unique flavors and are often served in novelty vessels to complete the experience.

LvL Uproar, Downtown
LvL Up’s collaboration with Uproar Brewing Company brings local beer and arcade games together for the perfect night out. The brewery turns into a live music venue welcoming local bands, DJs and musicians on select nights a week. 

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Pop culture and collectables 

Zonkey, Japantown
Zonkey is a novelty toy store selling pop culture, science fiction, and horror collectables in San Jose’s Japantown. The independent specialty shop offers collectible toys and art from the obscure to popular culture that would impress any collector. 

Space Cat Comics, West San Jose
Since 1978, SpaceCat has specialized in comics, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon. Yugioh, and vintage video games. As the largest collector and hobby store in the San Jose area, SpaceCat is a must-visit for fanatics of all ages.


Psycho Donuts, West San Jose
The trendy donut bakery located inside Westfield Valley Fair offers a variety of kooky confections. Look out for limited edition pop culture themed donuts for holidays, movies, and in collaboration with local entities like Broadway San Jose. 

Just for SiliCon


SiliCon-goers can see more of San Jose and get great deals. Westfield Oakridge in South San Jose will be offering special promotions exclusively for SiliCon goers! Be sure to present your SiliCon badge at the following retailers to receive a special promotion August 26-29.

Participating stores and restaurants include Jinya Ramen Bar, Amor Cafe, Sanraku Sushi, Collectables n' Stuff, Legends Games & Comics, the new 99 Ranch Market and more.