Where pinball machines live forever

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/04/19/where-pinball-machines-live-fo.html

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Drool. I have to satisfy myself with the occasional trip to Spinners in MD.

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gasp I didn’t know this place existed! I’ll have to plan a trip out there to check it out!

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cool! We also have our own Pinball Museum here in Budapest, it’s worth a visit!
http://pinballmuseum.hu/en/

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I’m headed to San Francisco for a couple weeks to see California and maker faire- would love to see if I can fit this in my trip!

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If you’re going to be in the city, it’s just a quick ride over the bridge to get there. Alameda is a cool place to visit. Great old homes throughout.
And if you’re into that kind of thing, I highly recommend visiting here. The view from the back of their building is amazing -

http://www.stgeorgespirits.com/

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Whiskey- now you’re talking my language.

Whiskey and pinball together= excellent

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Yea, this place looks great. I didn’t know it existed either and I’m originally from the Bay Area.
I know there’s one in Vegas, too.

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Mortals are not allowed to use the word forever. From dust you came, and to dust you shall return.

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I’m not huge into pinball games - I have to be honest - they kinda scared me as a kid. They were loud and they old ones from the 70s/80s had some pretty freaky art.

But as an adult, they are fun, even if they are time and money consuming to learn to play well. If I was rich I’d love a Shadow and a Star Wars one.

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We don’t have a pinball museum locally, but we’ve got a newish active pinball parlor with a decent selection of games and an acceptable bar/kitchen. https://superelectric.tv/

Well I can’t help the time but some places have a flat fee to play all you want as long as you stay on site.

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I think we have a bar like that that has retro video games as well as pin ball - so I should go try it out.

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Can’t resist asking whether the “.tv” means you’re in Transylvania?

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It’s funny how I got to watch the birth of video games in the 80’s, was really excited about them every time a new one appeared (I still recall Donkey Kong blowing my mind), but then somehow gravitated back to pinball, which I now prefer.

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I love this place, but wish it was possible to visit without spending a $20 entrance fee. I love pinball but so far that’s been enough to keep me from walking through the door. Silly of me I guess, but the price makes it prohibitive to pop in for a few quick games.

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aww, i wish he wouldn’t throw shade on the classic arcade machines – there’s room for love in the world for both kinds of old games. there’s a really great vintage pinball arcade in Las Vegas, too, that’s definitely worth visiting if you’re in the area and casinos aren’t your thing.

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It should mean Tuvalu, but in this case it means a quirky bar in Cleveland.

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For those of us in the South East, yet another reason to go visit Asheville:

Also, the cheapest bar in town!

[ETA] They have several pinball machines that go back to the 40s, I think (which you can’t play), but they have several from the 70s that I did play last time we went.

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