Type of Arcade
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.
Maine Silverball Tavern
Pinball artwork from Brian Allen covers the walls of Maine Silverball Tavern in Saco, ME, where you’ll find a nice collection of craft beer and an even better collection of quarter-player pinball machines. Make your way down the row of Williams machines, including Grand Lizard, Fish Tales, and Taxi, then head to newer Stern machines, including The Mandalorian, complete with a Grogu doll on the playfield, and don’t miss the handful of old electro-mechanical pinball machines like pitch and bat baseball games. All ages are welcome, but a parent must accompany children. Silverball Tavern is also a host of The New England Pinball League and tournaments.
Retro Arcade at Vaporosity
Bring your quarters to the vape shop to feed your addictions at the Retro Arcade located inside Vaporosity in Sharon, PA. Part vape store, part video game and movie store, and part quarter-play pinball arcade, Retro Arcade at Vaporosity hosts IFPA ranked tournaments under black light and sells thousands of retro console games and DVDs.
The Pinball Lounge @Oviedo Bowling Center
The Pinball Lounge at Oviedo Bowling Center in Oviedo, FL is where central Floridians flock to flip on limited edition machines with premium toppers and favorites like Bride of Pinbot, Houdini and Dialed In, and they are all set to a loose tilt. Machines usually run on quarters, but watch for all you can play specials or join a tournament or league. Did we mention the attached bowling alley with a full bar and food menu?
Galloping Ghost Pinball
If you’re looking for the pinball paradise of Chicagoland, this is your ultimate destination. Galloping Ghost Pinball in Brookfield, Illinois boasts the most pinball machines on location in the entire area! As a pinball focused outpost of Galloping Ghost Arcade, they offer an incredible variety of over forty two games all available on free play with just a $20 admission fee. Moreover, various membership options provide even greater value to the eager gamer; whether it’s weekly, monthly, yearly or even lifetime passes, they have something to suit every budget and style. Plus their selection of rare and classic titles including Joust (Williams), The X-Files (Sega) and Caveman (Gottlieb), means you can discover something new and exciting. But be warned - there's no bar or food here! Instead, walk next door to Danny's Italian Pizza & Beef when you get hungry.
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade Bar is a must-visit destination in Portland, Oregon. This barcade is home to the largest collection of pinball machines in Portland, with 41 games on location spanning all eras - from classics like the 90s great White Water to more modern machines like Stern's Keith Elwin designed Iron Maiden. Ground Kontrol is an all ages location until 5pm, after which it becomes 21+, so bring the kids early if you've got them. Otherwise, get your adults only gaming on after 5pm! In addition to a large collection of classic video games like Asteroids, Burgertime and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ground Kontrol also has a full bar with cocktails, beer and wine. Plus, they've got a food menu focused on items like tacos, nachos and quesadilla sliders. So whether you're looking to relive your childhood or just want to sip on a craft beer while playing some old-school arcade games, Ground Kontrol is the place for you!
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.
The Avenue Cafe
Prepared to be warmly welcomed by the coolest hipsters and artists in Michigan’s state capitol at The Avenue in Lansing, MI. This dive bar and music venue hosts open mics, burlesque shows, goth night, pottery painting, and pinball tournaments. Choose from over 40 of the latest pinball themes and a few retro favorites, a few vintage arcade games, plus three pool tables and darts. Serving up craft brews, ciders, and cocktails, The Avenue is known for its unique take on ramen noodles and vegan dishes. Parking lot is around back off the alley or across the street in the lot behind Strange Matter.
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.
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.
Lehigh Valley's largest pinball collection is hidden within Penn Skate – Pennsylvania’s oldest and largest indoor skate park in Allentown. You must be 18 or with a parent to ride BMX, skate or scooter, but all ages can enjoy a primo collection of pinball machines. Pay a small fee to free play pinball for a few hours or join a monthly tournament.
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.
Logan Arcade in Chicago, Illinois is a must-visit for any pinball enthusiast. Home to 35 machines and counting that range from the latest Stern Pinball games to classics like Centigrade 37, Radical!, and Robocop, Logan Arcade has something for everyone. Logan Arcade proudly boasts three TWIPY awards for "Best Pinball Location" in the U.S., making it one of if not the best Pinball Bar in the country! With regular game release parties, tournaments, and other fun events, Logan Arcade ensures a great experience no matter what your skill level may be. All pinball machines are very well-maintained - especially for a public location - so you can feel confident regardless of what machine you choose. What's more, Logan Arcade also has a few retro arcade games on offer so there's definitely something for everyone here - just remember that Logan Arcade is strictly 21+ only!
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Game Preserve
The 80's are back! The Game Preserve is a true classic arcade in Spring, TX with original arcade games like Star Wars, Robotron, Joust, Centipede, Street Fighter and a hundred more, plus over 25 pinball machines like The Addams Family, Twilight Zone, and Dr Who all on free play. Get a day pass or a monthly membership, and bring your own food and beer since you’ll want to stay a while. Love it here? Check out their original NASA location.
Morristown Game Vault
Located in a century-old bank, Morristown Game Vault in Morristown, NJ treats gaming like treasure. Inside the vault are classic arcade games from Donkey Kong to Pacman and a rotating collection of pinball machines. In the safe deposit box you’ll find PlayStation and Nintendo consoles and around each corner, more hidden gems. Game Vault charges an hourly rate and games are set to free play or join a weekly pinball tournament.
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.
The Garcade in Menomonee Falls, WI is a massive homage to classic gaming built for family fun. This retro arcade and pinball hall has over 150 video games, 30 pinball machines, air hockey, dance and rhythm machines, foosball and more. Pay admission and play all day. Pinball and air hockey tournaments and DDR meetups. Wonder who plays at The Garcade? Just check out those high scores.
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!
ULEKstore's Pinball and Classic Arcade
There isn’t much left inside the Mall of Monroe, in Monroe, MI but ULEKstore’s Pinball and Classic Arcade is just about all you need. It’s a small arcade with a great mix of pinball machines like Bally's Black Jack, Spooky's America's Most Haunted, and Stern’s Godzilla Pro and another 16 classic arcade games. Flippers flock to ULEKstore’s arcade to climb the leaderboards and join frequent pinball tournaments.
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.
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+.
The Pinball Place
The Pinball Place in West Chester, PA, has an excellent rotating selection of Stern, Jersey Jack, and American Pinball machines. Watch for open play days to come in and play all day for one low price. Join a tournament, rank on the Stern leaderboard, and bond with the highest-ranked local pinheads. Need a fix? Pinball Place also does pinball repairs.