Type of Arcade
Kid friendly arcade
Pittsburgh Pinball Dojo
Pittsburgh Pinball Dojo is the ultimate destination for pinball enthusiasts and fun-seekers! With over 50 classic pinball games from 1959 to present, you're bound to have a blast. PIttsburgh Pinball Dojo maintains an LGBTQI+ and family friendly atmosphere. They offer open play, league nights, and tournaments.
Pittsburgh Pinball Dojo also has dedicated event spaces available and BYOB is allowed. For only $15, all games are free to play, and they also feature a pool table, ping-pong table, dart board, chess table and arcade games. They also have a selection of drinks and snacks available for purchase.
Note that Pittsburgh Pinball Dojo is only open limited hours each week. Check their website for more details.
Lyons Classic Pinball
Lyons Classic Pinball in Lyons, Colorado is a must-visit destination for pinball enthusiasts of all ages. With over 50 pinball games from the 1960s to the present, including some hard-to-find gems like "Joust", there's something for everyone. The arcade also features a few classic video games for a nostalgic gaming experience. The best part? It's a smoke-free environment and perfect for corporate, team building or birthday parties. Plus, with several restaurants, gift shops, antique dealers, and art galleries all within walking distance, you'll have plenty of options to explore. Don't forget to grab a snack or an ice cream from on-site vending machines. And for the competitive players, there are monthly tournaments and leagues to participate in.
Delaware Pinball Collective
Delaware Pinball Collective in Wilmington is the perfect spot for pinball enthusiasts and families alike! With Delaware's largest selection of pinball, you'll have a blast playing all your favorites.
Delaware Pinball Collective is a membership based pinball arcade with over 50 machines on location. They offer leagues, tournaments, and memberships with monthly and yearly options that give you access to their clubhouse as well as special events.
Plus, as a non-profit organization, they are dedicated to bringing pinball to the masses, making it a fun and affordable option for everyone. Their collection includes a mixture of old and new games, with high-quality machines from Bally, Williams, Stern and others. Delaware Pinball Collective frequently rotates their selection of games, and there are volunteer opportunities to get involved.
Do those arcades you see in 80’s movies still exist? In Brighton, MI they do! The Arcade is a throwback pinball and classic video games arcade open on weekends to play all day for a small entrance fee. Shooters, racing games, machines from Japan, Star Wars Battle Pod, lots of old Williams, Nintendo and Midway cabinets and every kind of Donkey Kong and Mortal Kombat cabinet ever created. Play The Big Lebowski pinball until you can go bowling with Donny in the bowling alley below the playfield or play your favorite themes from the 80's, 90's, and today's most popular machines plus a great collection of Jersey Jacks. The Arcade will also buy, sell, trade and repair machines for your personal collection.
Flashback Pinball Arcade
There is fun for the whole family at Flashback Pinball Arcade in Conway, AR. Old arcade cabinets restored to mint condition and more than 50 classic pinball machines will take parents and grandparents back to their youth. Challenge the kids to a game of air hockey or giant Jenga, and enjoy the retro memorabilia for a small cover charge and a pocket full of quarters. We think John Schneider hangs out here! (Schneider played “Bo” Duke in the show Dukes of Hazzard, kids.)
Classic Arcade Pinball Museum
It is worth planning a trip to downtown Chattanooga, TN to experience the Classic Arcade Pinball Museum. This interactive museum is dedicated to the history, science, and fun behind the fascinating game of pinball! Placards explain the history of vintage machines so you’ll leave knowing that Hercules is the largest pinball machine ever, how Earthshaker shakes, and why Delta Queen is a local favorite. Play all day for the price of admission with your come-and-go wristband or grab something from the snackbar. Local? Join a tournament or league.
Portal Pinball Arcade
Enjoy classic pinball, 80's music and a family friendly atmosphere at Portal Pinball Arcade in Acworth, GA. With more than 60 pinball machines and over 40 classic arcade games in constant rotation, you can play all you want for an hourly rate or pay for an entire day. Newest pinball releases, weekly leagues, tournaments, and craft beer, wine, cider and mead on tap. The bar countertop is amazing!
Nerdhaven Arcade in Madison, WI is a gamer’s paradise where you can find rare gems like F-Zero AX, Hogan's Alley, Dungeons and Dragons, and Paperboy in the arcade or try to feed a pinball to a T-rex on Jurassic Park. Nerdhaven’s pinball machines run on tokens, but the arcade games are priced with families in mind – pay for an adult and get a kid in free or pay $5 for each kid that outnumber adults in your party. Join a pinball league or rank in a tournament. Snacks and sodas for sale.
Spinners Pinball Arcade (Pinball EDU)
Pinball EDU is a nonprofit that uses pinball and gaming for the social enrichment, skill development and education of kids and young adults at Spinners Pinball Arcade in Frederick, MD. With old school pinball machines, new touch screen virtual pinball, arcade games, air hockey, Dance Dance Revolution, skeeball, foosball, and TVs set up with gaming systems from Atari to Nintendo, you and the kids can play all day for a small fee. Join pinball tournaments, skeeball leagues and classes to learn restoration and repair of coin-operated games at this arcade and education center.
Name your favorite game and you’ll find it at Funspot – one of the largest collections of late-1970s to mid-1980s arcade games in the world. For over 60 years, the village of Weirs Beach in Laconia, NH has been home to this entertainment mecca of three-stories and 75,000 square feet. Visit the American Classic Arcade Museum with over 250 pre-1987 video games and pinball machines. Funspot also offers bowling, bumper cars, kiddie rides, an 18 hole indoor mini-golf, a zipline adventure park, cash bingo, air hockey, skeeball, over 600 arcade games and pinball machines, a pizzeria, and a tavern with pool, darts and a full bar.
Young and hip college students in Fort Collins, CO know to head to the heart of Old Town for Pinball Jones – a basement barcade with arcade classics like pinball, skeeball, air hockey, bowlers and claw machines. Machines like Theater of Magic, Tron, Jurassic Park, and Medieval Madness are all set to a reasonable charge. Pinball Jones has a great selection of local craft beers and ciders, but don’t let the bar atmosphere fool you – Pinball Jones is kid-friendly.
Free Play Pinball Arcade
Free Play Pinball Arcade in Fraser, MI is an excellent, medium-sized classic video and pinball arcade that is family-friendly and serves a little alcohol. Pay one price and play all of the arcade blockbusters from the late 70s and 80s, with the exception of Hercules – the largest pinball machine ever made and one of only about 10 machines still in circulation. That’ll cost you a dollar. Ready for a tournament? Choose from pinball, darts, bubble hockey and foosball.
Pinball Garage in Hamilton, OH is no longer an actual garage, but it is where entrepreneur Brad Baker invented the VPcabs Virtual Panel – digital pinball games in traditional cabinets that you may have seen pitched on Shark Tank. The Pinball Garage collection includes old classics like Harlem Globetrotters and new favorites like Stranger Things and Jurassic Park, as well as a few arcade classics. Live entertainment, BBQ on the menu, and a full bar with a solid draft beer selection make the Pinball Garage a fun place to bring the kids or a hot date.
Lynn's Arcade: A Pinball Parlor and Can Slangery
Lynn’s Arcade: A Pinball Parlor and Can Slangery. The name says it all. Lynn's is an all you can play pinball arcade that slangs cans of craft beer in Seaside, California. What more did you need? Guess you could buy one of the not-beer cans Lynn sells. Or you could buy, service or rent a pinball machine. You could even rent the venue like the Monterey Flipper Pinball league does. But why don’t you just get your can in here and play some pinball? That’s what you do at Lynn’s.
Game Cycle in Springfield, OH is a buy-sell-trade game store dealing in console games, movies, and music, but the locals know it as a great little arcade where you can still play for a quarter. Play Popeye pinball, show off on Guitar Hero, or try your hand at Tempest. There’s even a working Milton Bradley Vectrex Video Game Console on display here!
It’s a ghost town with a penny arcade... located in a classic Colorado mountain town! Arcade Amusements in Manitou Springs, CO is comprised of multiple old west storefronts. Inside each building, you’ll find more games: a nickel and dime building with antique penny arcade games, a dedicated skeeball outpost with old fashioned and more modern skeeball machines, a gallery of grocery store kiddie rides, and pinball spread throughout the land. No, they’re not the latest machines, but we promise you’ll have a good ‘ole time.
Pins Mechanical Company (Indianapolis)
Pins Mechanical Co in Indianapolis, IN is a social destination featuring duckpin bowling, foosball, ping pong, bocce ball, and all of the most popular pinball machines just waiting for your quarters. Several bars spread across two floors with craft beer and cocktails and a great rooftop patio. Have you ever played garage ball? Here’s your chance. Pins is pet friendly and kid friendly before 8p.m. Bring your own food!
Central Virginia’s largest arcade is Decades Arcade in Charlottesville, VA has arcade games from the 80s and 90s, home consoles from the 70s to today, and four decades worth of pinball machines. The pinball machine collection is museum quality, and all of your favorite video games are here like Donkey Kong, Centipede, and Pac Man. All games are free play for a low flat fee and there are vending machines to tide you over – but bring food because you’ll want to be here a while. Go ahead and elbow your way in to play classic Japanese Street Fighter and Tempest.
For generations, Pinball Pete's has been an epicenter for first dates, birthday parties and otherwise unforgettable nights out in East Lansing, MI. This Spartan stomping ground offers classic games like skee ball, air hockey, Dance Dance Revolution, coin push and ticket redemption games, and pool but the main attraction has always been pinball. Sink $1 in quarters to flip in under neon lights in this retro arcade with a heavy dose of nostalgia.
Blizzard Mountain Pinball
One of the nation’s finest pinball arcades, Blizzard Mountain Pinball in Conifer, CO has a great mix of early solid state games, higher-end Bally and Williams games, premium Sterns, Jersey Jacks, and high-end older games like Addams Family, Medieval Madness, and Tales of the Arabian nights. It’s a family-friendly spot with snacks and drinks where you can play by the hour on a pay card system or just drop quarters into the machines. Blizzard hosts regular tournaments and leagues and also offers a party room for events.
Bank Of Pinball
Get ready to deposit some change at the Bank of Pinball in Terre Haute, IN where you’ll find Batman 66’, The Hobbit, Total Nuclear Annihilation, and some of Stern Pinball's best and most recent machines. Recently relocated into the Haute City Center mall, Bank of Pinball has integrated special technology to give everyone a way to compete from casual play. Snacks and drinks are also on hand so players can refuel after playing their favorite game.
Lucky Snake Arcade & Sports Bar
Looking for a fun-filled day or night out in Atlantic City? Then be sure to check out Lucky Strike Arcade at the Showboat Hotel. This massive arcade has something for everyone, with redemption games, pinball machines, video games and more. Plus, they also have an on-site hotel, restaurant, mini-golf course and go-karts, so you can really make a day or night of it. And if you're feeling lucky, you can even try your hand at the slots at one of the nearby casinos.
District Eat & Play Oviedo
Tucked inside of the Oviedo Mall is a little family fun center with a surprising pinball collection at District Eat & Play in Oviedo, FL. This one-stop destination for entertainment includes four escape rooms, boutique bowling, axe throwing, bumper cars, pinball and arcade games, a restaurant, bar, and live entertainment. Earn virtual tickets on your game card to redeem for prizes at the end of your visit. Watch for special deals like the 30 day pinball pass for $30.
The Flipper Room
The Flipper Room in Concord, CA is a pinball arcade and art gallery. A beautiful and well displayed mix of new, classic and rare pinball titles including TX Sector, Batman 66-Premium, and Ultraman Collectors Edition all set to quarter play and a meticulous tilt. Join a league or tournament and watch for open play events. Purchase a comic-themed print in the art gallery or bring in your art for framing, have a custom framed mirror made, and experience pinball through the lens of art and presentation.
Doc Brundy's Burger Café & Luxury Lanes in downtown Spanish Fork, UT offers duckpin bowling, tasty burgers, and a solid collection of vintage arcade games, pinball machines, and foosball. The kids will love duckpin bowling with its small balls perfect for little palms. Don’t miss the ice cream sundaes served in puffle waffles!
Why is the best arcade for miles around in a crabshack? To double down on classic Maryland nostalgia! At Crabtowne USA in Glen Burnie, MD you can enjoy heaps of steamed and fried crab, shrimp, and the best crabcakes you’ve ever eaten. Wash it down with a cold beer and head into the arcade where you’ll find all of your arcade and pinball favorites from the 80’s and 90’s, from Frogger and Pac-Man to Tekken and Mortal Kombat. Game costs range from 25 to 75 cents and they hold occasional tournaments. You can’t afford to miss Crabtowne!
Flip Side Retro Arcade
Enjoy all your favorites from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s at Flipside Retro Arcade and Museum in Bristol, TN. Flipside is a family-friendly vintage arcade with classic consoles like Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and N64, as well as some of the all time favorites like, Pac-Man, Frogger, and Donkey Kong. Most of the pinball machines are sought after by collectors and very rare, like Wizard of Oz, the Hobbit, Sega Harley Davidson-99 and a 1955 Wonderland machine, one of only a handful left in the world. One low price to play all day or purchase a monthly pass. Play Gottlieb Bingo from 1931 to win a free pass!
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.
Oasis Arcade Airbnb
Yes, this Airbnb is only bookable online, but Oasis Arcade Airbnb in Lithia Springs, GA is an awesome tiny house next to a huge private arcade with 25 arcade games and 30 meticulously maintained pinball machines, including Weird Al by P3 Multimorphic, Total Nuclear Annihilation Collectors Edition by Spooky and a 1980 Firepower by Williams that's been restored to better than new condition. Play air hockey on a Pac Man Smash table and head outside for a dip in the pool. There’s a reason Don calls it an oasis.
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.