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EM's on location - Salem, Oregon

By dasvis

3 years ago

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#1 3 years ago

Found FIVE EM's in the wild on location @ Union Barrel, a whiskey bar in downtown Salem, Oregon - 136 High street SE.
Target alpha, Captain fantastic, Card whiz, Solar city, & Big hit. All pins were in good condition, though the Captain needed some attention to the bulb sockets as about half of them were dim & flickering, and the pop bumpers looked to be a bit weak - but most importantly it played well.
Talked to the two owners, Jason & Chap for quite a while. I'm guessing they are in their mid-30's & are both hard core pin heads. They have several more EM's & are planning on rotating them in to keep the lineup fresh.
I especially liked the Solar city, the seldom seen two player version of Target alpha - it was super clean & played great!
Downtown Salem is becoming great area for pinball, The coin jam (barcade) is only a block away with around 10 later DMD's & Brown's town (bar) has two poorly maintained DMD's.
Now all we need is someplace with some late 70's & early 80's SS pins!


#4 3 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

It's cool that you guys have access to these neat pin places in your area. Thanks for the write-up! I had a nice Solar City several years ago and I liked the artwork - most like Target Alpha much better.

I prefer the two player pins, more artwork displayed on the backglass, easier to work on - yet still get to compete with other players.

#6 3 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I will have to check out the Union Barrel to play those EMs

Give me a head's up when you go -- "it's more fun to compete"

3 years later
#7 5 months ago

Sadly, Union Barrel closed up last year.

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