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Any must see pinball locations in Los Angles and San Diego?


By PanaPinResto

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by jhanley
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    #1 3 years ago

    I'm going to be in the LA and San Diego areas for a couple weeks over the holidays. What are the best pinball locations in the area? I see some on the pinside map I plan on checking out but what's your favorite?

    #3 3 years ago

    Comic Hero University in Fullerton has a nice selection of games.

    #4 3 years ago

    Yes, but they can't all be "must see" locations. I'm looking for places with enough games to keep the whole family busy for a few hours. Would love to play all the newer stern machines. Heck, I haven't even played GB yet.

    #5 3 years ago

    LA, One of the largest cities in the US and only 3 locations with more than a dozen games... and only one with more than 20?

    Such weakness...

    http://pinballmap.com/la
    http://pinballmap.com/sandiego

    Hopefully you can find some collectors who are willing to share their stash with ya!

    #6 3 years ago
    Quoted from Caucasian2Step:

    LA, One of the largest cities in the US and only 3 locations with more than a dozen games... and only one with more than 20?

    Hey, LA just got a football team for the first time in over 20 years and they really suck! Asking for mega arcades around here is a real stretch...

    #7 3 years ago
    Quoted from Caucasian2Step:

    LA, One of the largest cities in the US and only 3 locations with more than a dozen games... and only one with more than 20?
    Such weakness...
    http://pinballmap.com/la
    http://pinballmap.com/sandiego
    Hopefully you can find some collectors who are willing to share their stash with ya!

    This surprised me also. I figured there would be several places with lots of machines. Even when I visited Chile they had an arcade with 25 pins.

    #8 3 years ago

    AYCE Gogi in Van Nuys has the best/nicest machines in LA. Check pinball maps.

    #9 3 years ago
    Quoted from Caucasian2Step:

    LA, One of the largest cities in the US and only 3 locations with more than a dozen games... and only one with more than 20?
    Such weakness...

    You basically pointed out the problem. LA is huge, no one walks anywhere, driving is a huge pain, it's not a great recipe for location play to grow. It's like the opposite of the PNW.

    Some of the best private collections in the world. But it will probably never be a great location play place.

    #10 3 years ago

    82 is a place actually (in the downtown area). I also like Button Mash. As pointed out, there is not much to choose from in LA except for the once a year show out in Banning.

    #11 3 years ago

    Highly recommend The High Dive in SD. The Brisket Melt and a few craft beers. They actually have a MET Premium on location. The Eight Ball Champ was fun as heck. Also had Kiss when I was there. Hot waitresses and friendly.

    #12 3 years ago

    Lol, 82 is a place. I thought you ment there were 82 locations.

    #13 3 years ago

    You mentioned for a family - 82 does not allow minors, so that might have reduced your options.

    #14 3 years ago

    Harbor Town Pub in San Diego just expanded their lineup to 7 machines. And despite 'Pub' in the name, they're more welcoming of children/families than the other pinball spots (Coin-Op, Waterfront).

    For family-friendly locations in LA, it's hard to beat Ayce Gogi. The pins are kind of in a back "bar" area, but they don't seem to be real strict about disallowing kids in there.

    #15 3 years ago

    Ca sucks for pinball places. Not sure why. Only a handful of places already mentioned. Are you coming to Anaheim? I have 22 machines to play. Just let me know including GB LE. All the new Sterns.

    #16 3 years ago

    calprog's got the goods alright. Can I come over too? I promise I won't spill anything this time.

    2 months later
    #17 3 years ago

    Flying into San Diego tonight. Doesn't seem like much available. Will be at the bruery in LA Tuesday night. Anywhere to play in SD or around Placentia (near Anaheim)? Gotta pack up two pallets of beer to ship back to Wisconsin...

    #18 3 years ago
    Quoted from kettchxxii:

    Anywhere to play in SD or around Placentia (near Anaheim)?

    Fullerton is next to Placentia and Anaheim and Comic Hero University has several machines.

    http://www.comicherou.com/

    #19 3 years ago

    Do you have the pinball map app on your phone? San Diego is well covered there, assume LA is.

    #20 3 years ago

    When we were in SanDiego there was a place next to Miramar naval base.I cant remember the name.

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