Nickel City

2009 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - First Place
Best Neverending Birthday Party

We don't remember the whole story about how local promoter Eric Fanali got Nickel City to let him put a stage in their birthday room. But since then, his shows have been rockin.' And they're usually high-energy, jumping-up-and-down kind of fun, too, which helps one to feel like the girl or boy with the most cake, even if it's not technically your birthday. Side note: We were there on Fanali's actual birthday, and wished him Frankenstein on Channel 9. (SP)

2008 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - First Place
Best Video Arcade

Nickel City Arcade is one of the few dedicated arcades left in the South Bay, and even they are diversifying—in a good way. By opening up their doors to young, local and touring bands, South Bay teens get another all-ages venue where they can rock out and get their games on at the same time.

-- Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper, September 24, 2008

2007 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Second Place
Best Video Arcade

— Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper, September 26, 2007