Where to Play Pinball & Arcade Games
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Pinball nostalgia awaits at Pastime Pinball, Manchester Center's retro arcade & museum. 64 machines, multiple eras. Free play with admission. Snack bar serves up hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream, pretzels and more. Adult beverages include local craft beer, wine, cider. Games in top condition, well maintained. Indulge in pinball history.
Grumpy's Ice Box
So, hold your horses a bit on Grumpy's. Sure, it's got the most pinball machines on location in The Valley, but it's not quite open to the public yet! Whenever it does fully open, Grumpy's will be a family friendly arcade with at least 59 games on location at a time. Games are mostly a mix of older 70s pins and 80s solid state machines like Hardbody, Xenon, Firepower, and more. Grumpy's is also slated to have a collection of video arcade games to play as well. Keep an eye out for when Grumpy's opens officially as it's bound to be a blast!
The Pinball Palace (Dezerland Park)
Pinball & arcade lovers, this one's for you! The Pinball Palace at Dezerland Park in Orlando Florida is an arcade and entertainment complex that is sure to impress. With over 60 pinball machines on location, they have one of the largest pinball collections around. And that's not all - they also have almost every related gaming activity you can think of, including a bar, restaurant, video games, bowling, a movie theater, a nerf arcade, go karts, bumper cars, mini golf, axe throwing and more. It's a great place to bring kids or family and book private events and parties. So if you're ever in Orlando, be sure to check out The Pinball Palace at Dezerland Park! You won't be disappointed.
Pinballz Lake Creek
Pinballz Arcade in Austin is a great place to go if you're looking for some classic arcade fun. They have two locations in Austin (plus a third in Buda TX) - the original Pinballz and Pinballz Lake Creek. Pinballz Lake Creek is the newer of the two arcades, and it's like the original Pinballz on steroids. In addition to pinball and classic arcade games, they have a whiskey bar, go-karts, escape rooms, axe throwing, bumper cars, laser tag and VR games plus on-site food. Pinballz Lake Creek is a veritable arcade-themed wonderland in Texas. It's a great place to bring the kids to blow off some energy or to host a party. And if you're looking for something different to do in Austin, Pinballz is definitely worth checking out.
If you ever find yourself in Mesa, Arizona, Starfighters Arcade is definitely worth a visit. This vintage arcade houses over 160 rotating pinball machines and classic arcade titles, making it the perfect spot for a retro gaming experience. When you first enter, your eyes may not know where to look as games from a variety of different eras beckon you forward. The early solid state pinball games look quite different from the flashy modern Stern machines, yet both offer an immersive and entertaining experience that is guaranteed to please players of all skill levels. Plus, with an all-day pass, your money buys you access to free play on all the vintage arcade cabinets and pinball machines. And should you be in the mood for a snack or a beverage while playing these vintage favorites, many small treats and refreshing drinks can also be found at Starfighters Arcade. They even host regular tournaments for dedicated competitive gamers. If you’re ever in Mesa looking for some vintage arcade and pinball fun, look no further than Starfighters Arcade!
Pinball Museum of Corbin
The Pinball Museum of Corbin, Kentucky is an amazing spot to feel the nostalgia of classic pinball machines spanning from 1969 to today. You'll find classic titles such as The Adams Family and Star Wars Episode 1 and the latest Sterns like James Bond 007, so there is something for everyone.
Alongside Pinball, you can also enjoy a selection of vintage video games like Donkey King and Stargate, as well as the always popular Big Ball Bowler. If your thumbs need a break, you can learn more about the history of Pinball, including how it has changed over the years. Plus, you can take a peek inside the machines to see the mechanics. If you can’t get enough, that’s okay! The Pinball Museum of Corbin offers rental services for birthday parties and private events.
Bragging Rights Amusements
Experience the ultimate night of entertainment at Bragging Rights Amusements in Gainesville. Bragging Rights has an awesome selection of over 60 pinball machines and hundreds of classic games, so you'll surely find something you'll enjoy. Centipede and Pac-Man fanatics will love their collection, plus they have a selection of modern games if you're looking to try something new.
Bragging Rights has a large selection of cocktails and mocktails if you get thirsty, so you can relax and play to your heart's content. Note they don't have food on-site, but they do allow you to bring your own.
Bragging Rights becomes a 21+ establishment after 9 pm daily.
Helicon Brewing in Oakdale, PA is a unique destination for craft beer lovers and pinball enthusiasts alike. Their 15 barrel brewery boasts a 48 seat taproom, offering 8-12 delicious beers on tap, including seasonal and limited releases. Not only that, they also have over 40 pinball games including many of the highest rated games! Helicon Brewing hosts a wide variety of events such as live music and rotating food trucks as well as pinball tournaments. Follow them on social media so you can be updated when they offer free play pinball events! There is something for everyone at Helicon Brewing; enjoy their great beers, play pinball and hang out in their outdoor space with a warming bonfire or play a round of cornhole.
Free Gold Watch
Free Gold Watch is one of San Francisco's hidden arcade treasures - a unique pinball arcade with the largest collection of pinball machines in the city. Free Gold Watch started out as a screen printing shop, but they quickly became known for their amazing collection of pinball machines. They have games from all eras, including some older games like Prospector that are on loan from the Pacific Pinball Museum. But it's not just the quantity of their games that sets them apart - Free Gold Watch has an incredible variety of games, from Banzai Run to Total Nuclear Annihilation. Whether you're a seasoned pinball wizard or a first-time player, Free Gold Watch is sure to have a game that you'll love to play.
Electric Bat Arcade
Visiting the Electric Bat Arcade in Tempe, Arizona is a must-do for vintage arcade lovers. With 29 of some of the finest pinball machines in the Phoenix metro area, most of which focus on modern and early solid state games, it's every pinball enthusiast's dream. If vintage video games or other classic amusements are more your speed there are plenty to choose from including arcade, dance and rhythm games, bubble hockey and more. And you can refuel at the Yucca Tap Room with a full bar featuring an extensive craft beer selection plus a hearty food menu offering paninis, sandwiches burgers and more! Plus don't forget that this bustling hotspot also hosts live music so you can plan an evening of vintage gaming followed by some great tunes for a truly memorable experience. Electric Bat Arcade located in Tempe, Arizona is sure to please vintage gamers and music lovers alike!
Nickel Mania (West Jordan)
Nickel Mania Arcade in West Jordan has Utah's largest collection of pinball machines (nearly 60 on location), as well as a variety of arcade, redemption, and of course pinball games. Play classic vintage games like Dig Dug and Asteroids, or try your hand at skee-ball, air hockey and virtual reality games. Perfect for families, admission is only $2.50 and they even have party rooms available! Nickel Mania features clean facilities and a dedication to maintaining their games. With great prizes up for grabs and our huge selection of games, you'll have a blast at Nickel Mania Arcade!
Gatlinburg Pinball Museum
Gatlinburg Pinball Museum in Gatlinburg, TN is home to the largest collection of pinballs in the Smokies! For just a flat entry fee of $20, you can play unlimited games. They have over 50 machines on location plus a selection of retro arcade video games and even some Escape Rooms for a little variety.
On the video game front, you'll have access to classic arcade games like Super Mario Bros 1984, Centipede, Burger Time, Tapper and more. For pinball machines they have games from all eras from 70s Gottlieb tables to modern Sterns.
So, if you're looking for a unique and interactive museum experience, make sure to check out the Gatlinburg Pinball Museum. It's the perfect destination for families, friends, and pinball enthusiasts alike. After all, the best kind of museum is one where you can play with the exhibits.
Cactus Jack's Family Fun Center
Cactus Jack's Family Fun Center is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and a variety of fun-filled activities. With over 150 total games available (including over 50 pinball machines), it offers hours of entertainment for visitors of all ages. Additionally, the arcade houses Oklahoma's largest collection of pinball machines with other games such as skee-ball, air hockey, foosball and more. Cactus Jack's offers private party rooms, making it an ideal location for hosting events and celebrations. Overall, it is a must-visit destination for those in Oklahoma City looking for a fun and exciting experience.
Sparks Pinball Museum at Premier Lanes
Sparks Pinball Museum at Premier Lanes in Chesterfield, Michigan is a one-stop-shop for pinball enthusiasts. With over 50 vintage and newly released pinball games, guests can take a trip down memory lane. In addition to pinball, Sparks also has pool tables as well as pizza and cold drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. It’s also a great place to host an event or party with a dedicated space to rent. So come and visit the largest pinball arcade in the Midwest and have a blast while reliving childhood memories or making new ones.
One Well Brewing
OneWell Brewing in Kalamazoo Michigan is where you go to get away from it all! With its family-friendly arcade including a wide selection of pinball machines, arcades, pool tables and more you can relax with a locally brewed craft beer or cider and enjoy one of their many dining options.
With a television-less atmosphere, and a variety of rotating beer taps, One Well Brewing delivers a distinctive experience. Visit OneWell Brewing on Sunday nights where they host a trivia game; perfect for a solo visit or to meet new friends.
The Sanctum in Meriden, Connecticut is a unique pinball club and arcade that provides a distinctive gaming experience with more than 40 pinball games on location. For fans of pinball, it's a hidden gem that offers a competitive and entertaining environment through regular leagues and tournaments. The Sanctum is perfect for those who want to get a crash course on the world of pinball, or for those who want to test their skills against other players in a competitive setting. At least among the competitive pinball players out there, The Sanctum is perhaps best known for the 24-hour Final Battle tournament, held annually. BYO everything.
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.
Rochester Pinball Collective
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.
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.
Arcadia National Bar
Two swanky floors of pinball, skeeball and arcade games combined with craft cocktails make this barcade the best choice for date night in Portland, ME. Play skee ball for an actual quarter, sign up for a pinball league, wrangle up a match on a board game, or win a round of bingo or trivia. Tiki-ish bar offerings include drinks made from “fluffy” fresh whole fruit like the Jungle Bird, Apple Melon Pear, and Pineapple Garibaldi. Hungry? Arcadia crafts pizza with ingredients like smoked gouda, goat cheese, basil and arugula. Don’t miss the Fruity Pebble frozen cheesecake on a stick. Arcadia also hosts many leagues and tournaments to satisfy your competitive cravings.
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What's Brewing? Coffee Roasters
Home of the Alamo Pinball Leagues, What's Brewing Coffee Roasters is the best pinball location in San Antonio, TX and the coffee isn’t bad either. This hidden treasure has an eclectic mix of machines like FunHouse, Whirlwind, and Atlantis that run on quarters, but you’ll keep running all day for $2 all you can drink coffee. You’ll java really great time!
Joystix Classic Games and Pinballs
Joystix Classic Games & Pinballs is a large store and event space serving gamers in Houston, TX since 1987. With more than 200 machines, Joystix showroom offers the largest collection of retro arcade games and pinball machines available for sale and rent, along with air hockey, foosball tables, skeeball, jukeboxes and an attached cash bar and food truck. Rent the showroom for your next event or stop in after 9 PM on the first and last Friday of each month for all you can play video games until 2 AM for only $15 – cash only and you must be 21 or older.
Appalachian Pinball Museum
Built in a former movie theater, the Appalachian Pinball Museum in Hendersonville, NC feels grand when you enter this retro arcade experience. Placards on each machine explain its history as you go from playing a shooting gallery game from the 60's to playing a newly released pinball machine. Grab a can of beer and try your hand at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tales from the Crypt or Twilight Zone. Folks under the age of thirteen must be accompanied by an adult, but it’s free to take a gander or $12 to buy a wrist band and play all day. Don’t miss their collection of 80’s push pins.
The Pinball Place
The Pinball Place Sales Service & Events in New Ulm, MN, sells and services new and used pinball machines and opens for public pinball play most Saturdays and Sundays. This game room is for the pinball diehards, with 24 machines on board and another 75 for rotation. Pinball Place is available for private events, but be careful there, or you will end up going home with another pinball machine.
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.