Pinballz Arcade

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

Enormous pinball arcade (around 100 pins!!) that has techs on staff. See website for hours (generally 10 AM until late evening) and most up-to-date listing of games. Friday and Saturday nights have restricted hours -- no one under 18 is allowed after 10pm, called "Pinballz After Dark."

Limited hot food available (burger, 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


8940 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758, USA

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2011-05-19 19:18:22

Last edited by

2019-07-30 19:49:01

Games list

Last updated on 2019-07-30 19:49:01

The following games are listed for this location.

Stern, 2012 - Added on 2018-09-27

Williams, 1988

Bally, 1992

Good condition Edit comment

Bally, 1983

No longer at this location Edit comment

Bally, 1998 - Added on 2019-03-30

Bally, 1997

Pristine; plays great Edit comment

Williams, 1995

Bally, 1992

Recently shopped. Great condition Edit comment

Stern, 2018 - Added on 2018-09-27

Williams, 1995

Gottlieb, 1984

No longer at this location Edit comment

Bally, 1985

No longer at this location. Edit comment

Williams, 1990

Williams, 1979

Williams, 1986

good condition Edit comment

Stern, 2017 - Added on 2018-09-27

Gottlieb, 1982

Decent condition; plays fine Edit comment

Williams, 1986

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

Chicago Coin, 1965

Williams, 1991

Williams, 1993

Left flipper slightly weak Edit comment

Williams, 1995

Williams, 1996

Data East, 1993

Good condition Edit comment

Bally, 1979

Data East, 1993

Good condition Edit comment

Stern Electronics, 1981

Williams, 1997

Perfect shape; customized trolls with lights in eyes Edit comment

Bally, 1981

Stern Electronics, 1979

Mr Game, 1989

No longer at this location. Edit comment

Stern, 2005

Williams, 1986

Williams, 1994

Bally, 1994

No longer at this location. Edit comment

Stern, 2008

Left flipper sticks Edit comment

Williams, 1985

Sega, 1996

Flippers are over-extended and weak. Not worth playing. Edit comment

Stern, 2007

Horrible LED's. Recently shopped. Plays great. Edit comment

Data East, 1991

Stern, 2017 - Added on 2018-09-27

Gottlieb, 1995

Gottlieb, 1993

No longer at this location. Edit comment

Gottlieb, 1969

Williams, 1988

Williams, 1991

Good condition lighting fixed Edit comment

Jersey Jack, 2016

Bally, 1995

great shape Sold to private party Edit comment

Stern, 2011

No longer at this location. Edit comment

Bally, 1993

Everything in working condition; but flippers are sluggish, and tilt is extremely sensitive Edit comment

Williams, 1993

Bally, 1995

good condition Edit comment

Jersey Jack, 2013


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8 years ago
Awesome place to visit!!! Don't walk, RUN! ; )
8 years ago
This arcade looks AWESOME!
8 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.
7 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.
7 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!
4 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.
2 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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