Type of Arcade
Rock 'N Roll Pinball
Come for pinball and stay to hear live local bands at Rock 'N Roll Pinball in Opelika, AL. More than 30 pinball machines, including classics like Attack from Mars and new popular titles like Deadpool, plus three video multicades playing 500+ games and a video pinball machine that plays over 300 games. All games are set to free play. Pay by the hour or all day, or join a league. There’s a full bar, a few snacks, and The Jailhouse music venue in the back room. Rock ‘N Roll is pet friendly, so bring Fido.
The Ice Box
The Ice Box Arcade in Seattle, WA, is a retro adult arcade packed with old-school pinball and video game machines, shuffleboard, pool, air hockey, and a busy events calendar. The Ice Box hosts live music frequently, stand-up comedy, open mics, karaoke, and holiday-themed parties. Enjoy beer, cider, and snacks, and a colorful beer garden open year-round and pet friendly, so bring Fido to cheer you on at the next pinball tournament.
Remember when malls had arcades where you could play for hours? Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, NJ still has one! Starcade has all of the classics like Robotron, Galaga and Burger Time, as well some vintage Star Wars video games and a nice collection of old Williams pinball machines. Starcade also offers console gaming. All games are set to free play so you can enjoy the arcade by the hour for a very low fee.
Headquarters Beercade - River North
Headquarters Beercade Chicago is the Windy City's outpost of a growing chain of pinball bars (see also, Nashville), with an amazing selection of 32 pinball machines. They cover all eras, from Bally's Eight Ball to Stern's Game of Thrones and Sega's Space Jam, offering something for everyone. Headquarters Beercade also features a full bar and elevated pub food options like pizza, burgers, and tacos - not to mention retro arcade games, skee ball, and other gaming favorites! With a unique and heavily decorated atmosphere, Headquarters Beercade Chicago is the perfect place to hang out for a few pints and some pins. Chicago pinball fans will certainly feel at home here!
Right Brain Brewery
Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City, MI is known as one of the state’s most creative craft beer breweries, but pinheads know their taproom for its eclectic selection of pinball machines, including one of the largest pinball machines in the world, Hercules. Come in for a sour beer and play arcade games like skee ball, bowling and street fighter. There’s a food truck out front, live music in the evening, and porter and stout recipes you won’t find anywhere else.
QuarterWorld Arcade is a barcade in Portland, Oregon with the second largest collection of pinball machines in the city. They have 32 pinball games on location, with a selection that includes games like The Addam's Family, Batman '66 and Iron Man. In addition to pinball, they also have over 50 classic arcade games featuring titles like Marvel vs. Capcom, NBA Jam, Pac-Man and others. If you're looking for something different to do, they also have other fun games like Dance Dance Revolution, basketball, and skee ball. QuarterWorld has 2 full bars if you get thirsty, with a focus on cocktails and draft beer. They also serve American pub food like burgers and pizza. QuarterWorld is 21+ except for Saturdays and Sundays between 1pm and 7pm. And yes, they take quarters.
Pins Mechanical Company (Columbus)
Pins Mechanical Co has three floors and a patio full of entertainment in downtown Columbus, OH. Foosball, patio pong, ping pong, duckpin bowling, ring toss, jenga, arcade games and the best pinball selection in town all in a sleek environment with several bars serving craft cocktails and beer. There’s even a giant slide to get back downstairs! Pins is a cashless bar, and a few games are absolutely free to play.
Blairally Vintage Arcade
Does pinball make the band cooler or does the band make pinball cooler? Doesn’t matter. Blairally Vintage Arcade in Eugene, OR is a community hub with colorful patrons, a garage venue for local bands, a full bar with craft drinks, pub grub and a hot dog cart. This hip arcade offers an array of vintage pinball machines and arcade games, some set to free play or only a quarter. Leagues and tournaments are available and kids are welcome before 9 p.m. Especially the cool kids.
Pins Mechanical Company (Easton Town Center)
Pins Mechanical Co in Easton Town Center in Columbus, OH has three floors of foosball, duckpin bowling, ping pong, and patio pong, plus over 30 pinball machines including Theatre of Magic, Scared Stiff, Hurricane, and Phantom of the Opera. There are three full bars and rotating food trucks, but you can also bring your own food. Take advantage of the outdoor area and firepits, and don’t miss sliding out at the end of your visit. Kids must be accompanied by adults.
Southland Lanes (Middleburg Heights)
Southland Lanes in Middleburg Heights, OH is an essential go-to for pinball on Cleveland’s west side. Vintage feel but modern quality bowling lanes, and the same is true of their pinball collection – these well maintained machines from all eras play like new. Sure, some people bowl here, but some also head straight to that sweet little pinball room.
Ronnie Raygun's Pinball Arcade
Ronnie Raygun's Pinball Arcade in Huntsville, AL is a gorgeous pinball collection with plenty of newer Sterns like Godzilla, Jurassic Park, Elvira's House of Horror, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Ronnie’s is tucked into a converted former elementary school that also houses a brewery, restaurant, axe throwing room, and some community performance stages. Ronnie’s collection runs on quarters so bring cash. Must be 18 to enter.
Dorky's Arcade in downtown Tacoma, WA is an arcade experience not to be missed, with nearly every arcade game you can imagine. Pac Man Battle Royale, a Pong table, an entire section dedicated to Star Wars, including the new Star Wars Battle Pod, Space Invaders, and air hockey and foosball. Games take quarters and all ages are welcome until 10p.m. Dorky’s has an insane beer selection of about 300 crafts, imports and ciders, and an impressive menu complete with vegan dishes. Great spot for a date, party or pinball tournament!
Richmond Pinball Collective
What started as a few collectors playing tournaments in their homes has grown into the Richmond Pinball Collective, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the love of pinball to the community in Richmond, VA. This wide-ranging collection of new and old machines is the area’s largest and a must-stop for any serious pinhead. Check it out for a one-time fee or become a member for a very reasonable monthly cost. Monthly tournaments and a small selection of beer, soda, and snacks.
Enterrium is a one-of-a-kind pinball arcade that has something for everyone. With 25 pinball machines on site, Enterrium has games like Stern's Kiss, American Pinball's Houdini, and Bally's Paragon. Enterrium is also a massive complex with retro and modern arcade games, bowling, food, drinks and more. Enterrium is a family friendly option for your pinball and gaming needs, as kids are always welcome.
The 1UP Arcade Bar
One of three locations in metro Denver, The 1Up in Greenwood Village, CO features nearly 60 modern and classic arcade games, 30 pinball machines, five Skee-Ball lanes, and five basketball hoops. Located inside The Denver Tech Center, 1Up has custom murals, vintage posters and retro game memorabilia adorning the walls, a full bar with 20 taps, specialty cocktails and nostalgic throwback drinks, as well as a robust menu featuring burgers, tacos, and sandwiches. Bring your quarters and check out the IFPA ranked pinball tournaments. Kids accompanied by their parents can play up until 7p.m.
Magoos Sports Bar & Billiards
Magoos Sports Bar And Billiards in Tulsa, OK, offers 30 pool tables, more than 25 HD TV's tuned in to the game, and award-winning hot wings, but the real attraction here is the arcade. Magoo’s arcade includes foosball, air hockey, basketball, racing games, and a well-maintained collection of pinball machines with monthly tournaments. Magoo’s is family-friendly, though the bar area is 21+.
Jupiter Bar is an art bar with a large game room located in Belltown, an area of Seattle, WA. With their unique take on Mexican food, two full bars, and murals on the walls, this barcade has a solid collection of pinball games ranging from old to new, as well as stand up arcade games and a pool table, all running on quarters. Grab a postcard from the vending machine so your folks know you were here!
The 1Up Arcade Bar - Colfax
1up Arcade Bar in Colfax, Denver is a great gaming-focused destination for anyone looking for an exciting activity in the mile high city.
Located in the heart of the Colfax neighborhood, 1up Arcade Bar has been a staple of Denver's thriving arcade culture since it opened its doors. With 29 pinball machines ranging from early classic solid state pins, to the latest in modern Stern machines, 1up offers something for everyone. And you're bound to love their selection of classic arcade games, skee ball and racing games too.
Plus there's a fully stocked bar with local craft beers including some incredible Colorado craft brews, cocktails, and a humorous selection of 40 oz drinks like Colt 45 and Mad Dog - yes, those are actually on offer here! 1up is passionate about the sport of pinball too, regularly hosting IFPA certified pinball tournaments every month.
But remember 1up Arcade Bar is 21+ only so no kids allowed! If you get peckish while gaming don't worry as 1up can provide delivery menu and orders from nearby pizza shop Sliceworks.
Can Can Wonderland
What was once the largest tin can factory in the country, Can Can Wonderland in St Paul, MN, also gives a nod to the French populist art movement, Can Can, with its artist-designed mini golf. On the “Boardwalk of Amusements,'' you'll find a variety of pinball and arcade games dating back to the 1920s. Hungry? Try the handcrafted artisan pizzas, sandwiches, and snacks, or pick your favorite cereal at the soda fountain, and the bartender will blend it into a decadent malt with all the fixings. Shh! You didn’t hear us mention the secret pachyderm speakeasy.
Asheville Pinball Museum
The Asheville Pinball Museum is a great place to play pinball in Asheville, North Carolina. For only $15, you can play as many of their pinball machines as you want. They have over 30 machines from different eras, each with its own card with history and facts about the game. They also sell local craft beers, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Plus, the Asheville Pinball Museum features over 30 classic arcade video games, and they try to maintain a "games to people" ratio so that it's rarely too crowded.
Free Play Arlington
Free Play arcade in Arlington Texas has a lot of offer those looking for an exciting night out. With multiple regional locations, they have quickly become a favorite destination for DFW barcade goers. Their selection of vintage arcade games and 28 pinball machines will provide endless entertainment, plus visitors can indulge in cocktails, local draft beer on tap and a small menu of bites, sandwiches and flatbread pizzas. But don't worry about having to continuously feed the machines – all games are set to free play with one $12 entry fee! Bring your friends and family (all children must be supervised) for an evening filled with thrills and chills - just remember than 18+ is the minimum age after 9pm Sunday through Thursday, 21+ after 9pm on Friday and Saturday!
One of Vegas’ hidden gems, Diversion Amusements in Las Vegas, NV, has a stage in the front and a bar in the back of a stadium-sized room lined with pinball and a video arcade room attached. Diversion is only open for private parties and special events like pinball nights and Vegas Golden Knights viewing parties, but once your tickets get you in, the pinball and arcade games are set to free play. With an incredible prix fixe menu, an open bar with a few tasty cocktails, and a nice selection of beer, Diversion is a great spot to watch a game on the seriously big screen and play some pinball.
Eastside Bowl is a hip bar, a diner, a bowling alley, a music venue, and an arcade in Madison, TN. A cutesy mid-century modern decor is complemented by arcade classics like Paperboy, Pac-Man, Frogger, and free pinball in the lobby. Local punk and indie musicians from the Nashville area play, (and the occasional national act) on two stages. A “soul” lounge with a distinct 70’s atmosphere serves the 21 and over crowd. Try the shepherd’s pie in the diner.
8-Bit Arcade Bar
8 Bit Arcade Bar in Renton, WA, is an awesome 80's vintage throwback arcade with iconic classic arcade games like Ms. Pacman, Galaga, Frogger, and Donkey Kong, as well as modern machines like Minecraft and Luigi’s Haunted Mansion, plus a rotating collection of pinball games. They also serve pizza, milkshakes, and cans of beer.
EinStein's Pub in Katy, TX, is an old watering hole where the locals enjoy pub grub, drink specials, live bands, pool, and a beautiful rotating collection of pinball machines. Monthly tournaments are on the same night as the $7 burger special. There’s also air hockey, Big Buck Hunter Reloaded, and a multicade.
Pins Mechanical Company (Nashville)
Located in the heart of downtown Music City, Pins offers up classic experiences such as ping pong, foosball, and bocce ball, along with more modern activities like duckpin bowling. Pinball fans will be especially delighted – Pins has 24 pinball machines on-site for visitors to enjoy! Best of all, Pins also serves beer, wine and cocktails so visitors can grab a beverage while they take a break from their favorite games. Pins is a great spot for adults during their evening hours (it goes 21+ after 8pm) but it's also dog friendly both inside and out and children are welcome before 8pm when accompanied by an adult. So if you're looking to get your game on while visiting Nashville – Pins Mechanical Company is definitely worth checking out!
Wonderland Brewing Co
Curiouser and curiouser! The only thing micro about this Alice in Wonderland-themed brewing company is the small batch beer. Wonderland Brewing Co in Broomfield, CO, is a sprawling complex with three tournament-style ping pong tables, 25 pinball games with leagues, pickleball courts, basketball, mini golf, live local music and over an acre of outdoor fun for adults, kids, and even pets! Don't forget to try out the Wonder Grill – the pretzels compliment the Amber brew perfectly.
What’s better than an arcade with beer? How about FREE arcade games and beer! Tappers Arcade Bar in Indianapolis, IN has it all. Arcade classics like Frogger, Galaga, Space Invaders, Burger Time, PacMan, and Mortal Kombat, a few consoles like Nintendo 64, a Game Cube, a Super NES and a Nintendo Switch, plus all of the best pinball games manufactured in the last decade. Must be 21+ and yes, the games are really free. Get your inner kid a boozy slushie and flip out at the hottest spot for pinball in Indianapolis.
No Quarter in Music City is one of Nashville's premier pinball destinations. No Quarter offers over 20 classic and new pinball machines for your enjoyment, along with a carefully curated craft beer selection, wine, and cocktails. No Quarter was recently reopened after having closed for a year due to tornado damage, and they're now better than ever. No Quarter provides an opportunity for competitive play with tournaments every Wednesday night at 7pm as well as month-long league play. No Quarter is 21+ only every day except for Sunday, so plan on leaving the kids at home. No Quarter should be one of your go-to locations when looking for exciting Pinball action in Nashville!
LITT Pinball Bar
LITT Pinball Bar (Formerly TILT / TLT) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a pinball paradise with the largest collection of pinball machines in the city. LITT Pinball Bar (Formerly TILT / TLT) offers classic pinball games like "Eight Ball Deluxe," "World Cup Soccer," and "Whitewater," as well as newer games like "Toy Story."
The bar also has a selection of hot dogs, craft beer, and cocktails for visitors to enjoy while they play. LITT is 21+ after 9 pm, but children under 18 are welcome before 9 pm as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
The bar also offers leagues and tournaments for competitive pinball players. LITT is locally owned and operated by some serious pinheads who take pride in maintaining the games in excellent condition.
The friendly staff is always happy to help newbies get started. So whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time player, LITT Pinball Bar is sure to provide a fun (and challenging) experience.