So long, GameWorks Ontario Mills

GameWorks Ontario Mills has closed.

Twitter user @rialtus alerted us to the fact late Saturday night.

The location’s page on the chain’s website simply reads: “Our Ontario location is no longer open. Thanks for 20 GREAT years, see you when we return to Southern California!”

It’s unfortunate, but not really surprising.

For starters, GameWorks has always had to compete with another “eatertainment” venue at Ontario Mills, and personally, Dave & Buster’s has always seemed like the more varied choice, both in terms of entertainment and food options.

Online reviews from the past year and a half or so have not been positive, littered with complaints about the lack of air conditioning, dirty bathrooms, broken arcade games and general uncleanliness.

Also, two newcomers have recently encroached on GameWorks’ territory — Big Al’s moved in just down Fourth Street and Punch Bowl Social opened recently in Victoria Gardens.

Both of those restaurants also offer a greater variety of diversions as well.

The Ontario Mills location was the chain’s sole California location, Its nearest location is in Las Vegas.

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