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SAN DIEGO — Part-sports bar, restaurant and arcade, San Diego’s Nick Cannon has finally opened his new entertainment venue in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter.

Wild ‘n Out is named for the rap battle comedy show that helped launch Cannon to fame. The venue features splashy, hip hop-inspired décor, buzzing arcade cabinets, oversized drinks and a menu of comfort food and other bar fare.

The new entertainment destination held its grand opening Friday evening with Cannon on hand.

“It’s a beautiful opportunity to be able to open this up and to have people come out from the community and show love,” Cannon told FOX 5. “To really have the people that I came up with, you know, support a brand that I created. It’s homegrown at the end of the day.”

The bar and arcade is located off 6th Avenue and G Street, near Theatre Box and other downtown attractions.

At two stories and 4,000-square-feet, it has indoor and outdoor areas to hang out. The venue is expected to regularly feature performances from comedians and DJs, and the place is outfitted with dozens of TVs for major sporting events. Along with traditional arcade games, there will be virtual reality experiences available, according to the venue’s website.

Cannon said he’s excited “to bring that same fun and energy we bring on television each and every night to a place where they can feel safe and come and can have a good time.”

It will be the second time Cannon and business associates have tried to launch such a venue. Another location, on Ocean Drive in Miami, opened in 2018 but is now closed.

Cannon grew up in San Diego’s Lincoln Park neighborhood and graduated from Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

FOX 5’s Dillon Davis contributed to this report.