Pinball in New York

New York Pinball Arcade Locations

It's impossible to spend any time in New York City without encountering pinball. The game is everywhere, from seedy dive bars to popular tourist attractions. And it's not just a feature of the cityscape - it's also a way of life for many New Yorkers. Pinball has been a part of the city's fabric for decades, and its popularity shows no signs of waning.

New York is a state with a rich history, diverse population, and plenty to offer visitors. And if you're a fan of pinball, then it's definitely worth checking out the Empire State. New York is home to a large community of pinball enthusiasts, who regularly come together to enjoy their favorite game. So whether you're looking for a competitive tournament or just a fun night out with friends, New York is definitely the place to be for pinball fans.

Active Locations:
318
Active Locations Rank:
10
Active Pinball Locations Per Capita:
1.57
Active Pinball Locations Per Capita Rank:
35
Pinball Machines on Location:
1072
Pinball Machines on Location Rank:
10
Pinball Machines Per Capita:
5.31
Pinball Machines Per Capita Rank:
39
North American Championship Standings
Steve Zahler, #27
Jerry Bernard, #169

Where to Play Pinball in New York

Pocketeer Billiards and BarPocketeer Billiards and Bar

Pocketeer Billiards and Bar

89 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 28, 2024
Buffalo, NY 14224
Buffalo
New York
NY
14224

Pocketeer Billiards and Bar in Buffalo, NY is a destination for pinball enthusiasts for miles around. This pool hall has over 80 pinball machines – making it one of the largest pinball arcades in the United States – with all of the most popular modern games, plus some well-maintained classics, and a few you can play for free on Tuesdays. Join a league, compete in tournaments, and watch for their frequent pinball events. There are also a few video arcade games, plenty of darts, and 20 pool tables, including bar and full-sized tables. Pocketeer also offers pub grub, including pizza and wings, and a full bar. Pocketeer is family-friendly all day and 16 and up after 9pm. 

Pinball Long IslandPinball Long Island

Pinball Long Island

83 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 09, 2024
Patchogue, NY 11772
Patchogue
New York
NY
11772

Pinball Long Island offers a vibrant, retro-inspired destination for arcade enthusiasts and families alike. Nestled in Patchogue, NY, it is the go-to spot for pinball wizards and new players, featuring nearly 100 pinball machines and a nostalgic atmosphere. They offer all-day pass prices that cater to both adults and children under 10, ensuring an inclusive experience for all ages​.

R Pinball At Rainville's HideawayR Pinball At Rainville's Hideaway

R Pinball At Rainville's Hideaway

60 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 31, 2024
Williamstown, NY 13493
Williamstown
New York
NY
13493

"R" Pinball at Rainville's Hideaway in Williamstown, NY, is a unique gaming spot that operates as a private collection of pinball games, some of which are on loan. This location is exclusively open on Saturday evenings and is known for hosting pinball tournaments and leagues. Offering a flat rate fee, all the machines are set to free play, which includes a vast selection of 59 different games. The lineup features a mix of classic and contemporary pinball machines, ensuring a diverse gaming experience for visitors. 

Rock FantasyRock Fantasy

Rock Fantasy

51 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 14, 2024
Middletown, NY 10940
Middletown
New York
NY
10940

Rock Fantasy in Middletown, NY is a landmark headshop for metalheads, pinheads, and… well… heads! This record store, smoke shop and pinball arcade is absolutely PACKED with heavy metal and classic rock records, posters, pipes, patchouli and pinball machines – mostly rock-themed. Home of the Orange County Pinball Club and hosts the occasional International Flipper Pinball Association tournament. 

Rochester Pinball CollectiveRochester Pinball Collective

Rochester Pinball Collective

50 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 06, 2024
East Rochester, NY 14445
East Rochester
New York
NY
14445

Five pinball fanatics pooled their private collections to form the Rochester Pinball Collective and put East Rochester, NY on the pinball map. Located upstairs in Piano Works mall, the state’s 2nd largest collection of retro to modern games attract top-ranked pinball players for tournaments. Machines are set on unlimited free allowing players to pull the plunger for hours for a small entrance fee. Looking to buy, sell or repair pinball machines? Have an International Flipper Pinball Association’s top-ranked player help you with that in the back room.

Strong National Museum of PlayStrong National Museum of Play

Strong National Museum of Play

31 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 14, 2024
Rochester, NY 14607
Rochester
New York
NY
14607

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, is the nation’s second-largest children’s museum and will entertain all ages with its highly interactive, collections-based exhibits devoted to the history and exploration of play. The Strong is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, games, and video games. You can snap a selfie on the steps on a life-sized Sesame Street and peruse the Superhero Comics exhibits before heading into the arcade. You’ll also find a great collection of older and newer pinball machines to play and learn the history and cultural relevance of the games. 

Robot City Games & ArcadeRobot City Games & Arcade

Robot City Games & Arcade

28 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 15, 2024
Binghamton, NY 13905
Binghamton
New York
NY
13905

Robot City Games and Arcade in Binghamton, NY is a video game store with a very cute 80’s arcade attached. In the video game store, you’ll find consoles, accessories and perhaps every title of game ever published for sale. In the arcade, a two-tone neon paint job gives the space an 80’s vibe and the Kangaroo and Burger Time run on tokens. With over 20 pinball machines and 125 arcade games, Robot City may just be the biggest arcade in the state. 

Skill Shot ArcadeSkill Shot Arcade

Skill Shot Arcade

26 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 07, 2024
Syracuse, NY 13211
Syracuse
New York
NY
13211

Skills Shot Arcade has 20-plus pinball and classic arcade games. There are open on Wednesdays and Fridays for unlimited play. You can pay per person or family packs are available. They also have many options for birthday and private events. 

The Playhouse/SwillburgerThe Playhouse/Swillburger

The Playhouse/Swillburger

17 pinball machines
Updated: Feb 19, 2024
Rochester, NY 14620
Rochester
New York
NY
14620

Set in a church building built in 1890, The Playhouse is a trendy hangout in Rochester, NY right on the border of the Southwedge and Swillburg neighborhoods. The Playhouse has a full bar with craft cocktails, two floors full of vintage arcade games, and Swillburger, a modern take on American burger joints complete with vegan and gluten free options. Play classic arcade games like Pacman and Donkey Kong, newer games like Guitar Hero, plus skeeball, shuffleboard, and a whole room dedicated to pinball with modern favorites and a couple of 90’s classics. Swillburger is family friendly until 10pm.

Quinnz PinzQuinnz Pinz

Quinnz Pinz

17 pinball machines
Updated: Feb 16, 2024
Middletown, NY 10940
Middletown
New York
NY
10940
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The Arcade ProjectThe Arcade Project

The Arcade Project

16 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 06, 2024
Newark, NY 14513
Newark
New York
NY
14513
JackbarJackbar

Jackbar

15 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 11, 2024
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Brooklyn
New York
NY
11211

Located in the heart of Brooklyn, Jackbar is a hidden gem for any fan of pinball. This unpretentious dive bar offers a great array of new and classic pinball machines from the recently released Toy Story 4 table from Jersey jack to classic releases like Fish Tales from Williams. Along with their diverse selection of machines, Jackbar also has a large assortment of 18 beers on tap and other alcoholic drinks that act as a perfect lubricant for flippin' some silverball. Whether you're looking for somewhere to chill out or seek a good old-fashioned friendly competition, Jackbar provides it all in relaxed surrounding free of non-pinball distractions perfect to keep you flipping all night. Offering up titular jackpots with its well maintained machines, Jackbar stands amongst Brooklyn's most unique hidden gems.

Barcade BrooklynBarcade Brooklyn

Barcade Brooklyn

14 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 16, 2024
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Brooklyn
New York
NY
11211

Barcade in Brooklyn is the perfect spot for a night of nostalgic fun. This small chain was the first establishment to combine classic arcade games with craft beer and cocktails, offering visitors the chance to relive their youth while enjoying modern adult beverages. Barcade Brooklyn boasts an impressive lineup of 12 pinball machines, plus a collection of classic retro video games for visitors to enjoy. All of these come with a 21+ only rule, making Barcade an exciting adults-only destination. Beer enthusiasts will love Barcade's focus on craft brews as well as inventive cocktails. If you get hungry while you're there, Barcade has small snacks available or you can order delivery from nearby local restaurants. Barcade Brooklyn is a unique experience that combines the best of old-school gaming with modern libations!

The Local FFFThe Local FFF

The Local FFF

11 pinball machines
Updated: Dec 30, 2023
Schenectady, NY 12306
Schenectady
New York
NY
12306
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The Bumper FactoryThe Bumper Factory

The Bumper Factory

10 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 04, 2024
New York, NY 10023
New York
New York
NY
10023

The Bumper Factory in the heart of New York City is a fantastic place to visit. Housed inside a Martial Arts center near Central Park, The Bumper Factory is the perfect spot for an afternoon of retro fun! The space can be rented out for parties and events, yet it's also open to the public on the weekends. Without food or alcohol it is the perfect place to bring kids and families since all pinball games are set to free play. The only cost is a time-based admittance fee, but then you're all set for unlimited playtime! If ever you find yourself around The Big Apple, The Bumper Factory will bring back childhood memories as you immerse yourself in this classic arcade environment. Whether it's playing a couple rounds or having a party with friends and family, The Bumper Factory is definitely worth checking out when visiting New York City. 

Round1 Bowling & Amusement HicksvilleRound1 Bowling & Amusement Hicksville

Round1 Bowling & Amusement Hicksville

10 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 14, 2024
Hicksville, NY 11801
Hicksville
New York
NY
11801
No items found.
Wow ArcadeWow Arcade

Wow Arcade

10 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 06, 2024
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Saratoga Springs
New York
NY
12866
No items found.
SingleCut Beersmiths QNSSingleCut Beersmiths QNS

SingleCut Beersmiths QNS

10 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 24, 2024
Queens, NY 11105
Queens
New York
NY
11105

Craft beer and pinball go together like peanut butter and jelly. So it's no surprise that we'd put the SingleCut QNS taproom high on our lists. Not only do they make consistently good beer, but they now offer a selection of pinball machines in the back that you can bang on while sipping brews. Games include a mix of picks from classics like Tales of the Arabian Nights to new releases like Stern's JAWS. According to reviews on Pinball Map, games appear to be well maintained. They also offer the occasional IFPA certified tournament. Besides pinball, this taproom also has a nice patio, live music, vinyl records, and a lot more to enjoy.

Flower City ArcadeFlower City Arcade

Flower City Arcade

9 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 13, 2024
Rochester, NY 14625
Rochester
New York
NY
14625

Flower City Arcade opened in Rochester, NY with favorite video arcade games from the 80’s including an assortment of Donkey Kong cabinets, PacMan and Ms PacMan, and Centipede, plus bubble hockey, darts, skeeball, and a nice lineup of pinball including Adams Family, Haunted House, Taxi, and Hercules, plus a few electromechanical pins set up outdoors. Games are all set to free play for $12 per person. Flower City was an arcade games distributor from 1940 until 1981, and this iteration of the family business is being revamped by the family’s third generation of arcade enthusiasts, Greg Grillo, who opened the arcade at the age of 20 and has been restoring the machines and improving the arcade since 2018. 

Solid StateSolid State

Solid State

9 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 15, 2024
Woodside, NY 11377
Woodside
New York
NY
11377
No items found.
Gebhard's Beer CultureGebhard's Beer Culture

Gebhard's Beer Culture

9 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 21, 2024
New York, NY 10023
New York
New York
NY
10023

Like many other pinball bars and arcades these days, Gebhard's Beer Culture combines craft beer and pinball for a delicious and fun combination. Gebhard's has a good sized collection for pinball in NYC with 9 games as of publishing that appear to be well maintained according to Pinball Map comments. The games are a mix of old and new, including what one user described as the "best playing/looking Congo I've ever seen" and the recently released Pulp Fiction pinball machine from Chicago Gaming. 

Video Game Trading PostVideo Game Trading Post

Video Game Trading Post

8 pinball machines
Updated: Oct 22, 2023
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Bay Shore
New York
NY
11706
No items found.
Moonwalker ArcadeMoonwalker Arcade

Moonwalker Arcade

8 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 11, 2024
Johnson City, NY 13790
Johnson City
New York
NY
13790
No items found.
Rapids Bowling CenterRapids Bowling Center

Rapids Bowling Center

8 pinball machines
Updated: Dec 18, 2023
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Niagara Falls
New York
NY
14304

Rapids Bowling Center Niagara Falls, New York is a typical bowling alley and family fun center with activities for the whole family. Besides bowling, arcade games, and pinball, Rapids Bowling Center also offers an onsite pub with a full menu of food and drinks.

Game On Retro ArcadeGame On Retro Arcade

Game On Retro Arcade

8 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 29, 2024
Lake Grove, NY 11755
Lake Grove
New York
NY
11755
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Buttermilk BarButtermilk Bar

Buttermilk Bar

7 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 13, 2024
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Brooklyn
New York
NY
11215

Brooklyn’s Buttermilk Bar is the definition of a neighborhood dive bar, but it sure packs a lot of entertaining possibilities. Whether you’re into pinball machines, air hockey, pool or darts, this place has all of that and more. Plus the beer prices are incredibly cheap for New York City standards so there’s always something to appreciate about this amazing spot! It’s great for a few hours of fun but you can hang out here all day if that’s what you choose to do. The charm of this place is undeniable; the friendly relaxed atmosphere invites everyone in and makes Buttermilk Bar one of those spots that you can't miss out on while in Brooklyn! So gather up your friends, pick up some beers from the bar and let the fun begin at Buttermilk Bar.

Rullo'sRullo's

Rullo's

7 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 13, 2024
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Brooklyn
New York
NY
11215

Rullo's in Brooklyn NYC is a cocktail and pinball bar that brings together a fun and low-key atmosphere. Formerly the home of Sidecar, Rullo's features six pinball machines on location that are all known to be well-maintained. Rullo's has a diverse collection of pinball tables; their lineup includes games from many different eras, including the hard-to-find Big Lebowski game. Rullo's staff is always friendly and helpful. They don't have food on-site but if you get lucky it might be nice enough to sit outside in their small backyard patio. Inside Rullo's, you'll find plenty of classic booth seating perfect for larger groups as well as a large bar top with plenty of space for drinks and snacks. Whether you're a pinball enthusiast or just looking for a cozy spot to hang out in Brooklyn, Rullo's is definitely worth checking out!

1UP Arcade & Pub1UP Arcade & Pub

1UP Arcade & Pub

7 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 15, 2024
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Plattsburgh
New York
NY
12901
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Barcade St MarksBarcade St Marks

Barcade St Marks

6 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 29, 2024
New York, NY 10003
New York
New York
NY
10003
No items found.
Milo's YardMilo's Yard

Milo's Yard

6 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 17, 2024
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Ridgewood
New York
NY
11385
No items found.