Type of Arcade
Bang Back Pinball Lounge
Bang Back Pinball Lounge in Columbia, SC, is a trendy barcade serving up circuit tournament-ready pinball machines and amazing food like bao buns and crunchy wonton tacos. A skilled mixologist is mixing up exceptional cocktails and a great craft beer selection. Bring your quarters and be seen climbing the leaderboard.
Paranoia Pinball in Charlotte, NC is a beer barcade with modern pinball machines all set to fifty cents. Medieval Madness, Attack from Mars, Godzilla, Stranger Things, and more, with a rotating selection of 20 beers on tap. It’s the best place around to drink a pint and flip a few balls.
Tilted Arcade Bar
Tilted Arcade Bar in Jackson, Michigan, is a great place to bring a date and play old-school arcade games, pinball, pool, and foosball. Tilted offers a full bar and a nice little menu with tacos, nachos, and pretzels. Tilted feels like a friendly neighborhood bar with a laid-back atmosphere, reasonable prices and well-maintained arcade and pinball games.
AYCE Gogi Korean BBQ & Pinball
THE destination for pinball in Los Angeles, AYCE Gogi Korean BBQ and Pinball in Van Nuys, California serves up all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ and the hottest new pinball machines. It’s like a pinhead’s dream come true. Fill up on hot stone bibimbap, spicy bulgogi and even beef tongue and don’t miss the deep fried Nutella Oreo dessert. Bring friends and drink cocktails from a flaming punchbowl or choose a local craft beer. Featuring many newly released machines like Stranger Things and Rick and Morty, AYCE Gogi hosts frequent launch parties to celebrate new additions, as well as tournaments and occasionally the state championship players. Rumor has it Gary Stern stops by when he is in town!
North End Pub
North End Pub is a favorite bar in Lafayette, IN, thanks to its old-school bowling alley, live local bands, pizza and pub grub, and great drink specials, but the locals know it as a great spot to play some pinball. Come flip on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, eat some wings, and bowl for just $3. Stay late and be ready to rock with DJs and local musicians.
Pins Mechanical Co. (Pittsburgh)
Pins Mechanical Co in Pittsburgh, PA is a swanky social destination featuring duckpin bowling, ping pong, bocce ball, hookie, dozens of classic pinball machines, and old-school arcade games for free. Bring your own food and enjoy their high-quality cocktails and craft beers. Pins is kid-friendly until 9 pm at which point you’ll want to take the slide back down to the door.
Formerly a secret pinball speakeasy, Add A Ball is a hidden gem in the Fremont area of Seattle, WA, located across the street from Brouwers on the alley. Add A Ball is a retro dive bar arcade with two floors of video arcade games and glorious old pinball machines. It’s worth visiting just to scope out the quirky decor, but you’ll also find quirky pins like Badcats, Party Animal, and Radical! For an adults-only bar serving up strong drinks, cheap beer, and pizza by the slice, these machines are beautifully maintained. Even the locals will tell you this place is very Seattle.
The Triple Knock
Pinball connoisseurs in Tacoma, WA, know The Triple Knock is the best bar in town to knock a few back, flip a few pins and compare notes with the best flippers in town on how to save that silver ball. Triple Knock’s pinball tournaments include team play, women’s tournaments, and split flipper tournaments. Triple Knock prides itself on being welcoming of everyone, regardless of sex, gender, race, or sexual orientation – as long as you are 21+ and interested in pinball.
If you’ve been itching to let your inner geek shine and enjoy some serious cidercade fun, Dallas is where you want to be! Cidercade Dallas is the original location of this Texas chain with multiple locations throughout the state. Alongside their craft cider made onsite and a selection of hard seltzers, you can challenge your friends and family at tons of retro and modern arcade games, plus 23 pinball machines. Food-wise, they don’t serve anything from the bar, but that doesn't mean you have to go hungry - you are welcome to bring your own snacks plus there are usually food trucks on site. Of course, cidercade isn’t complete without other entertainment: challenge someone in a game of skee ball, step mania x for DDR fans or shoot some hoops like an all-star on an arcade-style game. If you're over 21 years old, don't forget that cidercade is open after 8pm - perfect for late night players!
Cidercade Fort Worth
Cidercade Fort Worth is a barcade unlike any other! It's the Fort Worth addition to the small chain of craft cider-focused arcades with multiple locations throughout the state of Texas. Perfect for date nights, friend hangs, and any other occasion, Cidercade has a wide range of retro and modern arcade games along with 22 pinball machines on site. Not enough? They've got air hockey and pool tables too, plus Step Mania X (DDR style game) and shuffleboard. In the mood for something to munch on? They've got pizza, salad, and even their own unique cinnamon roll pizzas to top off your evening. 21+ after 8pm so adults can stay out late but also family friendly all other times - it's cidercade fun for everyone! Visit Cidercade Fort Worth today for great craft cider and even better arcade fueled times.
Starport Arcade & Pub
Starport Arcade and Pub in Morgantown is a full-scale arcade, kitchen, and pub. It features the latest arcade games, vintage arcade games, skee ball, pool, air hockey, and pinball. Starport has a full menu, as well as not one but two bars that have a variety of draft beers and specialty drinks. 21+ starts nightly at 9 pm. For pinball enthusiasts, they offer pinball leagues. Starport Arcade and Pub is also a proud partner to a number of local charities.
Wedgehead is a barcade in Portland Oregon that boasts an extensive rotating pinball collection. They keep around 20 games on location at any given time but have a selection of over 150 machines to rotate from. Games are set to free play with your admission fee, so you can play all day if you want (plus they allow ins and outs). If you're looking to compete, they host a casual weekly pinball tournament format called Howdy Pardner!
Unlike some of the other more popular arcades in Portland and elsewhere, Wedgehead focuses exclusively on pinball machines, so no video games or other arcade machines to district you from your intended purpose. They offer a food menu to go with your beverages that features items like burgers, sandwiches, burritos and shareable appetizers. Customers rave about the food and quality of the pinball machines at Wedgehead. If you love pinball and good food, Wedgehead is the place for you! Note - Wedghead becomes a 21+ adults only establishment after 6pm every night.
EightyTwo in Los Angeles, CA, features a barcade with an outdoor patio, nightly DJs, and arcade and pinball competitions. EightyTwo boasts a rotating crop of new pinball machines, like Godzilla and Iron Maiden, but also the very best of the classics, like Monster Bash and Mars Attacks. Is it trendy? Yes. Is there a bathroom attendant? Yes. Are the drinks and games inexpensive for downtown LA? Also yes. Will it be crowded? YES.
Replay Lincoln Park
Replay Lincoln Park in Chicago is the place to be for adult arcade fans who are looking for a night of fun and drinks with friends. Much more than just a pinball arcade, Replay also offers retro arcade games, skee ball, DDR, air hockey, and more. And don't worry about digging up quarters -- almost all the games are free play if you purchase a drink! Replay's 22 pinball machines include everything from Stern's Batman 66 to Creature from the Black Lagoon to Lord of the Rings. Replay Lincoln Park is guaranteed to give you a unique and unforgettable experience.
Colorado Pinball Pub
The Colorado Pinball Pub is the perfect if you like some Whisky with your pinball as they offer over 150 stellar whiskeys. For games, they have 28 pinball and classic arcade games. Game play is $15 per person per hour. Colorado Pinball Pub also has pinball league nights and monthly tournaments. Besides whisky, they also offer beer, ciders, and seltzers. They also have a menu that includes pizzas, calzones, and a variety of appetizers. You will always have a great time Sippin' and Flippin' at the Colorado Pinball Pub.
Level One Bar + Arcade
Level One Bar + Arcade in Columbus, OH is an 80’s themed bar where arcade games are free if you’re drinking and pinball is only 50 cents. Level One is small and locally owned and serves up local craft beers and cocktails. Pinball includes games like Medieval Madness, Iron Maiden, Deadpool, Tales from the Crypt, and Banzai Run and are all well maintained. Bring a date or join a league!
The Pyramid Scheme
Grand Rapids, MI, is home to another infamous pyramid scheme, but this Pyramid Scheme is a pub and music venue with a pinball arcade full of the latest Sterns and a few old classics. There’s even a custom AC/DC pinball with a limited edition “Whole Lotta Rosie” backglass. The Pyramid Scheme is laid-back, a little kitschy, and attracts fantastic independent artists, comedians, and rock musicians to its stage.
Bartari is retro-inspired and has a little something for everyone. It is part bar, part restaurant, and part arcade. They have over 40 video games from the '80s and '90s, pool tables, skee ball, and pinball machines. Their pinball collection includes 10+ current machines. They also hold pinball tournaments. The bar has over 20 taps of craft and domestic beers and ciders. They also have a wide selection of bottles and cans, wine, a full bar, plus '80s and 90's inspired cocktails such as the Electric Smurf and Snoop Cooler. The restaurant is Gastropub cuisine with a focus on shareable dishes. Bartari is family-friendly until 9 pm.
I/O Arcade Bar
I/O Arcade Bar is Madison, WI’s place for drinkers with a gaming problem. Located in a refurbished warehouse, this arcade bar bills itself as a place for “nerds of all kinds” with an 80's vibe reminiscent of Aladdin's Castle at the mall. I/O has a large selection of video and pinball games, including Deadpool and Godzilla Premium, all run on quarters, or choose from a library of board games. I/O is a 21+ venue but hosts all-ages hours every Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm.
Georgetown Pizza & Arcade
Pizza and pinball in an 80’s style arcade. What more do you need? Youngsters and the young at heart will love this winning combination at Georgetown Pizza and Arcade in Seattle, WA. The pizza’s are big enough to satisfy the whole family and they also sell by the slice, plus beer, ciders, and wine. The pinball collection includes older games, such as Xenon and Eight Ball, to recent games, like Game of Thrones, Aerosmith, and Iron Maiden. Georgetown Pizza and Arcade holds weekly tournaments on Thursdays and Sundays. They are family-friendly until 8 pm.
Riverside Game Lab
The Riverside Game Lab is the perfect combination of both classic and modern arcades, pinball, and virtual reality under one roof. They have six Virtual Reality booths and an Immersive Virtual Reality room. For the pinball player, they have about 20 games and tournaments. They also have the following types of arcade games: classic, retro, fight, rhythm (including DDR), sports, racing, and shooting. They also offer e-sports tournaments with casual and competitive gamers! The Riverside Game Lab has a full bar and a small food menu. The Riverside Game Lab has at least one of every gaming experience so you never have to look far for what you want to play!
The Basement Arcade Bar
The Basement Arcade Bar has classic '80s and '90s arcade video games, air hockey, plus pinball machines. The collection of 20 pinball machines does contain retro and current games. They do hold pinball tournaments and are family-friendly until 8 pm. Also, games are free to play with a $10 admission for adults and $5 for children. The Basement Arcade Bar offers a full bar, including cider, craft, domestic, and imports. They do not serve food but have snacks in a vending machine and are close to restaurants.
GameCraft is an arcade bar with classic video arcade machines, pinball, and skeeball. They have local craft beers, ciders, and gamer-themed cocktails. They are 21+, Monday through Saturday, but Sunday is Family Day. The pinball collection is about 20 games, including Godzilla, Ghostbusters, Toy Story 4, and Stranger Things. GameCraft does not have a restaurant, but you may bring in outside food. They also hold bi-weekly pinball tournaments.
Arcade Super Awesome
Arcade Super Awesome is an '80s pinball bar with a good mix of '80s and '90s pinball machines. It is a cozy place with very bright colors and '80s decor. They do have pinball tournaments throughout the year. Arcade Super Awesome is located inside Sideswipe Brewing, so it has a large beer selection and a full bar. It is a family-friendly place until it starts 21+ hours starting at 9 pm. There is a pizza place, Yellow Brick, located upstairs.
Cidercade Houston features over 275+ new and retro games. The variety of games includes classic, fighting, shooting, driving, sports, and pinball games. They have 15+ newer pinball games. Cidercade also has air hockey, ping pong tables, and skee ball. They offer unlimited play for $10. Of course, Cidercade offers a variety of hard ciders. They do not have food but often have food trucks. They are family-friendly during the day but 21+ after 8 pm.
YESTERcades of Somerville
YESTERcades is an entertainment venue that has classic arcade games with some modern gaming mixed in. They also have air hockey tables, pool tables, and skee ball. YESTERcade is unlimited play for 9.25 per hour or $25 per day. It is also a BYOB Thursday - Sunday.
A gaggle of pinheads kept their private collection in a literal vault secret for many years. Now open to the public twice a month, The Pin-Vault is located on the 2nd floor of the Murphy Building in the heart of the Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis, IN. On the first Friday of the month, The Pin-Vault is 21+ and the building hosts artists and vendors, live performances and your choice of restaurants. On the third Saturday of each month, The Pin-Vault is open for all ages. It’s always just $5 to drain as many balls as you want. Ask about leagues and tournaments.
EinStein's Pub & Arcade
EinStein's Pub & Arcade features pinball, music, and sports. It is a great place to hang out with friends and family in a neighborhood bar style environment. They have a great selection of draft beers and food and goes 21+ after 9 pm each night. Besides pinball, EinStein's Pub and Arcade has air hockey, skee ball, bubble hockey, foosball, and DDR. The pinball collection is 15+ games ranging from the 1970s to current games, and they hold monthly tournaments. They also have a DJ Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
Level Up Arcade (Eugene)
Level Up Arcade has over 90 video arcades and pinball games. In addition to pinball machines, they have group party games, drivers, shooters, golf, and more. They have 16 taps of microbrews, fresh cocktails, food, and a DJ every Friday and Saturday night. They are 21+ after 9 pm but family-friendly during the day.
Quarter Up Bar Arcade
Quarter-Up is a bar arcade space to play, eat, and drink. Quarter-Up has a collection of 78 games, including 18 pinball machines and a foosball table. They do have kid-friendly hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Quarter-Up also holds 21+ pinball tournaments. For food, they have a complete menu that includes appetizers, hot dogs, brats, sandwiches, and burgers. For drinks, they offer a full-service bar with craft beer. At Quarter-up, people of all ages enjoy the games and good food.