Quoted from FatPanda:
I read a couple bad stories about bouncers at St Paul Tap. Anyone know anything about this place and what their rules are? Apparently after 8pm there's a dress code? And some inconsistencies about 18+ age rules?
I go there more frequently then any other pinball location in the Twin Cities as it is the closest to me. I usually go late at night and I've never been hassled about getting in. They apparently do have a dress code late at night because the previous business had a problem with a bad element during those times. I don't think the dress code is enforced universally though because the complaint on Facebook was the first I had ever heard of it and I am not a snappy dresser by any means. For pricing, the games are only more expensive if you only put $5 on a card. Once you put $10 or more on a card, it works out to the typical $1.00 per game for the newer Sterns which is what they have. Plus, the replays are super low and many times casual people will scan their cards too much or walk away from matches so you usually find free games on machines when you get there. I'm as cheap as they come and it never bugged me to play there because of the cost. The operator there cares and fixes and maintains his machines, so it's worth it to me to play all the new games that will work like they should.
The second Black Knight pin that wouldn't accept credits correctly was only brought in that Saturday for the launch party the next day. It was pulled Sunday and brought to Hudson Tap. Normal games are 2 swipes for 3 credits like Tom stated above.
For me it's a near perfect venue. It's close, I have the pinball area all to myself at night...literally could play without pants and no one would be there to notice or care, the food is excellent and they have a build your own burger program that is sweet, they have TVs everywhere with a huge screen to watch whatever you want on (including live streamed pinball!) plus they have classic arcade games (like Paperboy, Super Punchout, qBert, etc) that are all running original boards and monitors...not LCDs and emulators. If I cared about console gaming and modern arcade games they even have those too.
IMHO, you'd be doing yourself a disservice not to stop there if you were in town based off a very isolated incident.59706300_10216382672832377_4036346243998285824_n (resized).jpg