Glitch, the Palm Springs arcade bar, has closed

Glitch, an arcade bar in Palm Springs, has closed its doors less than a year after opening.

The bar posted about the closing on their Facebook page, saying the reason for closing was due to an increase in rent.

The posting reads:

Dear Palm Springs,


Thank you for all the love and support this past year. The way your eyes lit up walking from one arcade to the next, sharing your stories on what these games meant to you as if we were all kids again in the 80s made us so happy. It has been an honor to serve the local community as well as passerby’s. We had a vision to bring together a community in the North End of Palm Springs and found a beautiful location to execute this vision, a building that has been vacant for many years. Unfortunately, now we know why this building has been vacant – a landlord who values money over community. Increasing astronomical LA-like rent along with outrageous demands make owning and running a business almost impossible here. The first thought that came to mind as we choose to move our business was all of you and the friendships we’ve built with our staff. We can’t thank you enough for sharing your memories with us. Please keep following us here on our social media as we figure out our new location in LA. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions❤️



The Glitch Family

Glitch had averaged 4.5 out of 5 stars on Yelp, with over 100 reviews.

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  1. Yeah . . . rent. Glitch was an okay concept, poorly executed and managed. The times I’ve gone, the place has been dirty, the service has been spotty, and too many of the machines have been out of service. The food was not good, and that space was way too big. Not to mention that the place never seemed very busy.

    I called one time to verify their hours and got a weird message. When I went later, one of the employees told me that the calls were forwarded to an owner in China because that owner didn’t want the employees answering the phone. Weird.

    But Glitch was *something* in a building that had been vacant for way too long. I imagine it will be another 1/2 decade or so before anything else goes in that location.

  2. Soooo…… They don’t want to pay LA prices in Palm springs (which is slowly turning into LA) so they decide to move to LA to pay LA prices….? I’ve been to glitch a few times, staff is nice, the little rooms were cool… The food wasn’t great but the price of it made it worse lol. Maybe they’ll do better in LA 🤷