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Whats the Cooliest location you have played?


By TwoHeartedMale

1 year ago



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    #51 1 year ago

    Publically, I'd say House of Targ in Ottawa. Great pinball lineup with lots of new Sterns as well as classic B/W titles. A whole bunch of great arcades and even a bowler. Live music in a great venue for music. And a great little bar and grill with delicious perogies and excellent breakfast specials.

    #52 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    More like -25.5°F.....

    Oh yeah, brain fart. Ooops

    #53 1 year ago

    I got invited to play Stu's collection in Scottsdale. Easily the nicest private collection I've ever seen.

    #54 1 year ago

    The Silver Ball Country Club

    #55 1 year ago
    Quoted from snyper2099:

    The Silver Ball Country Club

    Where is that at?

    #56 1 year ago

    Sunshine Laundry doesn't have the sheer number of pins some of the other places mentioned, but the "secret door", hidden bar in a laundromat and well maintained pins make it a pretty cool spot to spend some time.

    #57 1 year ago
    Quoted from trevorm:

    Sunshine Laundry doesn't have the sheer number of pins some of the other places mentioned, but the "secret door", hidden bar in a laundromat and well maintained pins make it a pretty cool spot to spend some time.

    Agreed. My wife and I actually thought it had closed up as there were machines wrapped up on top of all the washers until we watched three other people enter and followed them

    #58 1 year ago

    The Pinball Lounge in Oviedo 4 me

    #59 1 year ago

    Reciprocal Skateboards in Nyc. That place was awesome!

    #60 1 year ago
    Quoted from TwoHeartedMale:

    hahahahahhahahah, great prices! planning my trip now!

    Hotel Del Rey in San Juan. Awesome.

    #61 1 year ago

    My favorites are:

    +1 for C Bar in Portland

    PPM in Alameda,CA

    Blairalley in Eugene, OR

    #62 1 year ago

    almost forgot Logan's hardware in Chicago

    #63 1 year ago

    Celebrity Lanes in Denver circa 1965. Truly amazing place, Colorado's piece of Disneyland.

    #64 1 year ago

    I love Blairalley in Eugene. Also Play a bunch at C-bar here in portland. Playing EM's at the PHOF in vegas is the only thing that makes visiting my mother in law bearable.

    Gotta add in a shameless plug here though for my own spot, WEDGEHEAD. We should be open at the end of the month. We will be located in the hollywood district of NE Portland. Our game room will house 25 rotating pins at a time from our collection of 120 tables. We will have pins from 60s-today playable. We will have great food, and the walls are covered in murals from local artist. Hope to see some of you there.

    Website: wedgeheadpdx.com Instagram: @wedgeheadpdx for update pics of our progress.

    #65 1 year ago
    Quoted from phil-lee:

    Choosy Mothers, Greensboro NC 1974. Be fun to re-open it just as it was, the dumpy old building is still there.

    Curious where and what this was? I live nearby, but wasn't born until 83' so I'm sure it was long gone by the time I'd have been old enough to go.

    #66 1 year ago

    Pocketeers. Buffalo, NY

    Flippers. Grandy, NC

    #67 1 year ago
    Quoted from TwoHeartedMale:

    3. St. Louis City Museum, This place is amazing! no words can do it justice. This may be my Favorite place on the planet. I'd love to tell you about it but, well you just have to see it with your own eyes. Its basically just a Huge 10 Story building that a "mad Genius" turned into the greatest Jungle Gym/Fun House. Its not just for kids, with its 4 Hidden bars and open past midnight on weekends. I've gone there 3 times and it wasn't until the last time that I finally discovered a hidden bar full of vintage pinball machines, including the biggest collection of pitch and bats I've ever seen. all in great shape, all for only .25cents. There is no map, so bring a flash light, good shoes, and your inner child. https://www.citymuseum.org/

    That place is great!

    #68 1 year ago

    All these posts and no mention of Ron Shuster's house!?

    I had the great pleasure of stopping there on the way to Pinburgh this year. He has like a 100+ games in great shape and the crazy part is that isn't even the highlight. The place is floor to ceiling memorabilia of every type. Tough to put into words just how magnificent the place is. If you ever have the chance, his place is truly a pinball mecca, not to mention that Ron and his wife are just wonderful people.

    #69 1 year ago

    CP Pinball is pretty darn amazing. In Roxana, IL.

    Outside of there I loved the Pinball / Pizza bar Nice Guys in Florida.

    #70 1 year ago
    Quoted from frunch:

    Reciprocal Skateboards in Nyc. That place was awesome!

    thanks. i miss it everyday. though, we like to think it lives on in Jackbar.

    #71 1 year ago

    The Analog Barcade in Davenport, Iowa. Awesome bar and awesome arcade wrapped up in one clean package.

    #72 1 year ago

    The employee cafeteria at Scientific Games (Parent Company of Bally and WMS these days) headquarters and main factory has a Star Wars Episode 1, Revenge From Mars and an Addams Family.
    Pretty cool place to play.

    #73 1 year ago
    Quoted from ectobar:

    All these posts and no mention of Ron Shuster's house!?

    I mentioned it by it's actual name. The place is kind of like fight club though...

    #74 1 year ago
    Quoted from snyper2099:

    I mentioned it by it's actual name. The place is kind of like fight club though...

    Oh no! I hope I'm not perma banned, I need to get back there.

    #75 1 year ago

    We have many great places to play in so cal. Including northern California.

    Banning museum of pinball.
    http://www.museumofpinball.org/

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    #76 1 year ago

    PPM's Annex, the most pinball games set up in one place on the planet!! probably the most games NOT set up too.... but that's another story (sorry pinwizTom...we're working on 'em...I promise)
    Just amazing to see all of the historical games along side almost every 40's thru 70's game made not to mention all of the solid state games, just an unbelievable place to be. I ride my skateboard from one end of the collection to the other and am just blown away at the sheer volume of working games.

    Also a shout out to California Academy of Sciences and the PPM for setting up games next to the massive aquariums, nothing like playing atlantis next to an actual shark!

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    #77 1 year ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    We have many great places to play in so cal. Including northern California.
    Banning museum of pinball.
    http://www.museumofpinball.org/[quoted image]

    This is a lot like I want my heaven to look.

    #78 1 year ago
    Quoted from ZooDude:

    PPM's Annex, the most pinball games set up in one place on the planet!! probably the most games NOT set up too.... but that's another story (sorry pinwizTom...we're working on 'em...I promise)
    Just amazing to see all of the historical games along side almost every 40's thru 70's game made not to mention all of the solid state games, just an unbelievable place to be. I ride my skateboard from one end of the collection to the other and am just blown away at the sheer volume of working games.
    Also a shout out to California Academy of Sciences and the PPM for setting up games next to the massive aquariums, nothing like playing atlantis next to an actual shark![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Wow sweet

    #79 1 year ago

    When is the Annex open? Is it a special event type deal? I get out to Alameda occasionally and have been to the PPM several times but never heard of the Annex. The PPM website doesn't seem to mention it either.

    #80 1 year ago
    Quoted from ectobar:

    When is the Annex open? Is it a special event type deal? I get out to Alameda occasionally and have been to the PPM several times but never heard of the Annex. The PPM website doesn't seem to mention it either.

    Unfortunately the annex is not really open to the public, I'm not sure what I'm allowed to share here but suffice to say we are trying to get it open to the public but the "ghost ship" situation out here has everybody's panties in a twist.
    It has been open a few times, one Pins and Pints event and one weekend show, along with a few openings to sell off some of our surplus/doubles/triples etc. I think we're opening it up in October for another sale.
    Know that there is a seriously dedicated team working hard to open this unbelievable collection to the public and we WILL get it open somehow.
    From what I can count we have just about 2 thousand machines in there now and we have had one of the biggest and most significant historical collections recently donated, I've heard that we are getting another 1,200-1,500 games donated, so far only 30-40 have showed up but we are making arrangements to get the rest.
    Patience I guess.

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