Flip Side Retro arcade

$10 adult/$7 child free play all day. Flip-Side is a family friendly vintage arcade and museum where the bulk of the games are from the 80’s and 90’s, but range in age from 1931 to current models. Most of the games are sought after by collectors and are very rare. The pinball lineup boasts 25+ titles in the pinside all time top 100, providing limitless fun. The classic video game collection includes top earners from the 80's golden age and other unique games from '70-'99. Jackie Rhodes and Jeremy O’Neal met through a common lifetime love of classic arcade games and pinball. After meeting at a church in Bristol to play Bally's “Nip-it” and spending time playing each other’s personal collections in their homes, they decided to open an arcade showcasing their combined collections in Bristol, Tn. Welcome to the "Flip-Side" of life where it's all play and no gray!

Arcade is now beside Bristol Golf and Club Fittings, behind Burger King on Volunteer Parkway. The new address is 1393 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN.

Flip Side offers Pizza (Little Caeser's Cheese or Pepperoni), nachos, potato chips, candy, canned soda and premium bottled soda. Ask for the items at the front counter.

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 4pm-10pm (Closed Tuesdays)
Sat 2pm-10pm
Sun 1pm-6pm


1375 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN 37620, USA

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Added by

2017-11-21 16:44:29

Last edited by

2020-12-20 23:08:20

Games list

Last updated on 2020-12-20 23:08:20

The following games are listed for this location.

Stern, 2012 - Added on 2018-05-28

Polk 10” powered sub Edit comment

Bally, 1992 - Added on 2017-11-21

Color DMD and a polk sub Edit comment

Williams, 1967 - Added on 2017-11-21

Enjoy playing this classic game which has been modified with a neat Apollo program history music video which plays during your game! Edit comment

Sega, 1995 - Added on 2018-01-25

COLOR DMD! Edit comment

Sega, 1995 - Added on 2020-08-25

Gottlieb, 1981 - Added on 2019-03-25

Williams, 1993 - Added on 2017-11-21

Color DMD Edit comment

Bally, 1936 - Added on 2018-09-09

Ask to play this incredible 80+ year old game with automatic scoring! Edit comment

Williams, 1988 - Added on 2017-11-21

Bally, 1992 - Added on 2019-07-27

Williams, 1989 - Added on 2020-01-06

Stern, 2004 - Added on 2017-11-21

Come on by and play! Elvis would appreciate our jungle themed games too! Thank you. Thank you very much! Edit comment

Williams, 1992 - Added on 2017-11-21

Stern, 2016 - Added on 2017-11-21

The sound is enhanced with a powered Polk sub Edit comment

Williams, 1986 - Added on 2018-05-28

Stern, 2001 - Added on 2019-12-01

American Pinball, 2017 - Added on 2019-07-27

Williams, 1981 - Added on 2018-03-28

A Steve Ritchie experiment rarely seen operational! It's like firing a machine gun! Lot's of fun for the younger set as you fire pinballs toward letters to spell words while shorting out the attacking lightning bolts! Edit comment

Stern, 2018 - Added on 2020-07-03

Williams, 1988 - Added on 2018-05-28

Bromley, 1990 - Added on 2019-09-23

Williams, 1991 - Added on 2018-08-06

The most beautiful example we have ever seen. Edit comment

Data East, 1994 - Added on 2017-11-21

Stern, 2005 - Added on 2020-03-01

Bally, 1977 - Added on 2019-08-16

Bally, 1973 - Added on 2017-11-21

Currently on location at South Bristol United Methodist Church Edit comment

American Pinball, 2018 - Added on 2019-07-27

Currently on location at Depot Street Brewing Edit comment

Gottlieb, 1968 - Added on 2019-09-23

Williams, 1989 - Added on 2019-12-01

Bally, 1994 - Added on 2017-11-21

Color DMD! Edit comment

Gottlieb, 1994 - Added on 2018-05-28

Bally, 1999 - Added on 2017-12-18


Williams, 1990 - Added on 2018-08-06

Chicago Coin, 1973 - Added on 2018-03-28

Currently out of service Edit comment

Williams, 1990 - Added on 2019-12-01

Williams, 1991 - Added on 2018-03-28

Data East, 1991 - Added on 2019-06-30

Williams, 1993 - Added on 2019-08-24

Stern, 2017 - Added on 2020-01-06

Currently on location at Depot Stree Brewery in Jonesborough, Tn Edit comment

Williams, 1999 - Added on 2019-12-01

Gottlieb, 1995 - Added on 2018-06-12

Awesome playing condition with bass shaker and custom Stargate light projecting topper! A must see and play! Edit comment

Sega, 1997 - Added on 2020-08-25

Stern, 2019 - Added on 2020-12-20

Gottlieb, 1995 - Added on 2019-07-15

Gottlieb, 1993 - Added on 2020-06-22

Jersey Jack, 2016 - Added on 2017-11-21

Has a ground pounding Polk Sub Edit comment

Data East, 1988 - Added on 2018-08-08

Fully LED, reproduction backglass, and blue display Edit comment

Gottlieb, 1981 - Added on 2018-05-28

Currently out of service Edit comment

Williams, 1955 - Added on 2017-11-21

One of only four known! You'd have to go to California or Paris, France to see one elsewhere! Currently for display only. Edit comment

Stern, 2015 - Added on 2020-04-10

Sega, 1997 - Added on 2019-12-01


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2 years ago

Flip Side now has a multicade pinball machine. This machine has 76 pinball games on one machine. The graphics and effects are awesome. Many games are based on Marvel Comics characters. After you finish a game, you have the option of continuing the game with some bonus features. The games play like real machines. You can even shake the machine. The Ant-Man game has an odd feature: you can have two-ball multiball where one ball is clear and you can see only the outline of the ball. Another game, Captain America Civil War, has a point where the playing field turns red. This machine is yet another reason to visit Flip Side Retro Arcade.

2 years ago

The new location is excellent. It has more space, and the walls are painted with a black light scheme. When the black lights are on, the walls look cool.

1 year ago

I finally got to meet Jackie and Jeremy. Both men are passionate and knowledgeable about pinball machines. Jeremy fixed one machine on the spot after I pointed out a bad flipper. They gave me some info on some of the pinball places in the area. Jackie and Jeremy are responsible for the machines at Depot Street Brewing in Jonesboro,TN. They also had machines at Elderbrew in Bristol, but the machines were recently taken out. Also, they have the Apollo machine in the arcade on display.

1 year ago

Always a great time visiting Flip Side Retro Arcade. My kids and I love playing pins and arcade games and they have a great selection. Jackie is a really great guy and a true pinhead. I like to spend time learning rules / discovering new pins and Flip Side Retro Arcade is a great place to do both.

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