Pinball in Massachusetts
Welcome to Massachusetts, the birthplace of American liberty and home of some of the best pinball in the country. That's right, pinball is big in Massachusetts, and it's only getting bigger. The New England Pinball League is one of the most active leagues in the country, with hundreds of players participating each year. And the Pintastic Pinball Festival is one of the best pinball events in the country, attracting hundreds of enthusiasts from all over the globe. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just getting started, there's a place for you in Massachusetts pinball community. So come on in and join the fun!
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Western Mass Pinball Club
Western Mass Pinball Club is a large pinball arcade and cooperative located in Palmer, Massachusetts. With over 65 active machines on location, it's the perfect place for pinball fans of all ages to come and play. The games at Western Mass Pinball Club span all eras, from classic games like "Surf Champ" to modern hits like "Iron Maiden". And with a BYOB policy, you can bring your own food and drink to enjoy while you play. Western Mass Pinball Club is only open for events, tournaments, and scheduled casual play nights (usually Thursday and Friday evenings). But it's well worth a visit if you're in the area. Games are on free play with a suggested donation, and the club prides itself on having the largest playable pinball collection in Massachusetts. So come on down to Western Mass and enjoy some pinball fun!
Double Bull Taphouse
The Double Bull Taphouse in Peabody (about an hour north of Boston) is the perfect place to drink, eat, and play. The large, upscale bar and restaurant offers an elevated bar food program, a wide selection of craft beers, and a collection of well-maintained pinball machines on the second floor (with its own bar, too!). The Double Bull is the perfect place for a night out with friends or a date night with a special someone. The food is noteworthy and delicious (try the burger), the beer selection is impressive and mostly locally sourced, and the pinball machines are top-notch for Massachusetts. Usually features a lineup of the latest pinball machines from Stern Pinball with a rotating mix of classics and other manufacturers. They also have bubble hockey and a small selection of arcade games, alongside other pub favorites like darts.
Pop's Pinball is a roving pop-up pinball parlor, currently located in Bow Market in Somerville, MA. The space is cozy with what we can describe as a 1970s Texas Bud-heavy vibe. Vintage paintings on the wall, antique seating, a well-worn oriental rug. A diverse lineup of interesting games that aren't always seen on location. Open from 11am-11pm daily, check social media for info on tournaments and events.
BearMoose Brewing Company
BearMoose Brewing Company is a small craft brewery located in an old industrial building in Everett, MA. The taproom is spacious and dog friendly, and has a diverse lineup of new and old pinball machines. One of the more unique public pinball collections in the area, BearMoose is just as likely to have the latest offering from Chicago Gaming Company as a vintage single player EM machine. No food is served on site, but you can bring your own or have something delivered. BearMoose only offers beers and non-alcoholic options, so no liquor or wine is available. If you're looking for a fun place to hang out and play some pinball, BearMoose Brewing Company is definitely worth check out!
Flippers Pinball Parlor @ Maxamillians Billiards
Welcome to Flippers Pinball Parlor, located in Tyngsborough MA inside Maxamillians Billiards! This is a great spot for pinball enthusiasts of all skill levels, with 9 high quality machines on site. You'll find mostly newer Stern and Jersey Jack games here, so it's a great place to get your fill of the modern games. And if you get hungry, they have a full food menu featuring brick oven pizza. Maxamillians is mostly known as a great local pool hall and darts establishment, so you can rent a pool table before or after you play pins. Plus there's a full bar for your drinking needs. Keep in mind this is a 21+ establishment, so leave the kiddos at home. They host regular pinball leagues and tournaments, and the machines are regularly serviced and well taken care of. So come on down and enjoy some pinball action!
Hangar Pub & Grill (South Hadley)
Silhouette Lounge is a dive bar's dive bar. Located in Allston, aka College Central, just outside of downtown Boston. Few well-curated pins on site, plus cheap drinks, popcorn, and a few other activities that go well with drinking.
Game Underground is a community gaming space with a small retro arcade, a few pinball machines and lots of events, tournaments, and competitions. Focus is more on retro gaming than pinball, but they have both to enjoy.