The arcade is a type of community lot and lot assignment featured in The Sims 3: University Life. It is where Jocks usually frequent. Sims can also obtain job opportunities at these lots by looking at the noticeboard of any dorms. The only pre-made arcade is the "B's Bowlarama" that can be found in Sims University, though players can build their own in other worlds. Arcades usually contain a bowling alley, a mini-stage, and a bar, though if Late Night is purchased one can stock the building with the arcade machines included, and so make it an actual arcade.
The arcade opens from 10:00 AM to 4:00 AM and its happy hour is at 7:00 PM. These lots seem to attract more Sims than any other lot assignment in a town.