Pinballz Arcade

Games change frequently. If you're looking for a certain title, call them first.

Enormous pinball arcade (around 75 pins!!) that has techs on staff. Hours generally 10 AM until late evening.

Limited hot food available (hot dogs, pizza, etc). Snack food & soft drinks served.
BYOB on alcohol.

Separate areas with classic arcade games, driving games, redemption games, etc, in case someone you bring along doesn't like pins (the horror!)

If you are taking the buses they drop off on either Research (opposite side of the street) or Burnet Rd... (Closest cross street)

(512) 420-8458

Opening hours

Mon-Thu: 11am - 12am
Fri-Sat: 10am - 2am
Sun: 10am - 10pm


8940 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758, USA

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Added by

2011-05-19 19:18:22

Last edited by

2022-06-22 02:28:23

Games list

Last updated on 2022-06-22 02:28:23

The following games are listed for this location.

Stern, 2012 - Added on 2018-09-27

Aurich "Helen" translite signed by Steve Ritchie. Edit comment

Bally, 1982 - Added on 2021-06-12

Williams, 1988

Williams, 1987 - Added on 2021-05-12

Williams, 1989 - Added on 2021-05-12

Stern, 2019 - Added on 2021-05-12

LE #268/600 Edit comment

Chicago Gaming Co., 2021 - Added on 2022-06-22

Bally, 1981 - Added on 2021-05-12

Bally, 1998 - Added on 2019-03-30

Bally, 1997

Backbox toy/Cannonball run non-functional. Edit comment

Williams, 1990 - Added on 2021-11-05

Stern, 2007 - Added on 2021-05-12

Williams, 1990

Gottlieb, 1979 - Added on 2021-05-12

Stern, 2021 - Added on 2022-06-22

Sega, 1999 - Added on 2021-05-12

American Pinball, 2017 - Added on 2018-09-27

Sega, 1996 - Added on 2021-05-12

Missing alien head, multiball doesn't work. Edit comment

Williams, 1995

Bally, 1993 - Added on 2021-05-12

Williams, 1996

Stern, 2019 - Added on 2021-06-12

Gottlieb, 1989 - Added on 2021-05-12

Stern Electronics, 1979

Bally, 1997

2 dual-play enabled machines. Edit comment

Williams, 1997 - Added on 2021-05-12

Data East, 1990 - Added on 2021-05-12

Williams, 1981 - Added on 2021-05-12

Capcom, 1995 - Added on 2021-05-12

Stern, 2008

Data East, 1990 - Added on 2021-05-12

Sega, 1999 - Added on 2021-05-12

Data East, 1992 - Added on 2021-05-12

Stern, 2017 - Added on 2018-09-27

LE #610/800 Edit comment

Sega, 1997 - Added on 2021-05-12

Williams, 1988

Stern, 2020 - Added on 2021-05-12

Jersey Jack, 2016

Data East, 1994 - Added on 2021-05-12

Gottlieb, 1995 - Added on 2021-05-12

Williams, 1993

Bally, 1994 - Added on 2021-05-12

Bally, 1980 - Added on 2021-05-12


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10 years ago

Awesome place to visit!!! Don't walk, RUN! ; )

10 years ago

This arcade looks AWESOME!

9 years ago

I've spent entirely too much time (and money) in this arcade. It's practically a Mecca that beckons any even halfway nerdy friend that hits town.

The only downsides are they're definitely pricey, and a few of the pins feel like they could use some work. However, still being relatively new to habitual pinball, some of that may be my own inexperience. Would love to have other machines to compare perceived quirks to.

It's nice to see Pinball championed again, and Pinballz treats the medium with class and respect.

9 years ago

This is a great place, if you are anywhere near Austin you definitely need to go. Yes, most games are $0.75 (with CV and LOTR being $1 each), but this is a legit business trying to keep pinball arcades alive, and the games are their main revenue source (at least until the liquor license comes through), so I think it is totally reasonable. Almost everything is in great shape and there are games here that you won't be able to play anywhere else (more Sega games than even at PAPA I think) so be sure to visit and bring plenty of cash.

9 years ago

Brilliant palace of shiny blinky pinball awesomeness! Love playing in the leagues when I have time. Been a member from the get-go with this place. Having it close to home is like having a personal collection like no other! Thanks, Pinballz!

6 years ago

Excellent arcade with about 100 pins and BYOB. The average DMD pin price is 75cents/game, with some new Sterns $1, and SS games 50cents. All games ran on tokens, with no card reader nonsense. Prices on their snacks and soft drinks were cheap.

They also have video games and redemption games, but no sign of children or crowds on the four weeknights I was there.

Overall the games were in great condition. I reported one maintenance issue, and I saw it was fixed on my next visit! The prices to buy their pins were high, but I was just there to play.

4 years ago

I work less than a mile from this location and I am often taking my lunch breaks to play pinball here. There are a ton of machines and it's rarely very crowded, especially during the day. The staff are quick to identify and address issues with machines if they can be fixed without a major repair and if a machine is out of order it will likely be fixed on a subsequent visit. There are a good selection of classic and newer machines here and if they don't have something here there's a good chance that they might have it at one of their other two locations (which both have far fewer pins but do operate a bar with an expanded food menu).

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