Pinball in California

California Pinball Arcade Locations

California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It's the most populous U.S. state, with over 39 million people, and is also the third largest by area, after Alaska and Texas. California is known for its diverse landscape, which includes forests, mountains, deserts, and beaches. The state is also home to a thriving pinball player community. Players can compete in tournaments and leagues, and there are even regular meetups where players can socialize and share tips. California has something for everyone, whether you're looking to enjoy the great outdoors or compete in a lively game of pinball.

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Where to Play Pinball in California

Pacific Pinball MuseumPacific Pinball Museum

Pacific Pinball Museum

103 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 16, 2024
Alameda, CA 94501
Alameda
California
CA
94501

The Pacific Pinball Museum is a must-visit destination for pinball fans. With over 90 games on free play, all for just a $22 admission fee, it's one of the best-known and most popular pinball museums in the United States.

The museum has games from all eras, so there's something for everyone. They're also a certified non-profit organization, so they do a lot of fundraising and support STEAM education field-trips. Plus, they have rotating exhibits that are always worth checking out.

And if that wasn't enough, the museum is currently photographing all the backglasses in their collection for the public to view. So if you love pinball and want to see some amazing artwork, the Pacific Pinball Museum is definitely worth checking out.

Captain's Arcade ShowroomCaptain's Arcade Showroom

Captain's Arcade Showroom

68 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 30, 2024
Anaheim, CA 92807
Anaheim
California
CA
92807

Captain’s Arcade Showroom is an interactive showroom that offers a collection of pinball machines for sale and plays and hosts competitive pinball events.

Free Gold WatchFree Gold Watch

Free Gold Watch

58 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 19, 2024
San Francisco, CA 94117
San Francisco
California
CA
94117

Free Gold Watch is one of San Francisco's hidden arcade treasures - a unique pinball arcade with the largest collection of pinball machines in the city. Free Gold Watch started out as a screen printing shop, but they quickly became known for their amazing collection of pinball machines. They have games from all eras, including some older games like Prospector that are on loan from the Pacific Pinball Museum. But it's not just the quantity of their games that sets them apart - Free Gold Watch has an incredible variety of games, from Banzai Run to Total Nuclear Annihilation. Whether you're a seasoned pinball wizard or a first-time player, Free Gold Watch is sure to have a game that you'll love to play.

Lynn's Arcade: A Pinball Parlor and Can SlangeryLynn's Arcade: A Pinball Parlor and Can Slangery

Lynn's Arcade: A Pinball Parlor and Can Slangery

40 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 15, 2024
Seaside, CA 93955
Seaside
California
CA
93955

Lynn’s Arcade: A Pinball Parlor and Can Slangery. The name says it all. Lynn's is an all you can play pinball arcade that slangs cans of craft beer in Seaside, California. What more did you need? Guess you could buy one of the not-beer cans Lynn sells. Or you could buy, service or rent a pinball machine. You could even rent the venue like the Monterey Flipper Pinball league does. But why don’t you just get your can in here and play some pinball? That’s what you do at Lynn’s.

The Flipper RoomThe Flipper Room

The Flipper Room

37 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 04, 2024
Concord, CA 94518
Concord
California
CA
94518

The Flipper Room in Concord, CA is a pinball arcade and art gallery. A beautiful and well displayed mix of new, classic and rare pinball titles including TX Sector, Batman 66-Premium, and Ultraman Collectors Edition all set to quarter play and a meticulous tilt. Join a league or tournament and watch for open play events. Purchase a comic-themed print in the art gallery or bring in your art for framing, have a custom framed mirror made, and experience pinball through the lens of art and presentation.

Capital Pinball ParlorCapital Pinball Parlor

Capital Pinball Parlor

32 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 14, 2024
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sacramento
California
CA
95814
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Game On PinballGame On Pinball

Game On Pinball

28 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 18, 2024
San Jose, CA 95126
San Jose
California
CA
95126
Revenge OfRevenge Of

Revenge Of

26 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 07, 2024
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Los Angeles
California
CA
90065

Revenge Of is an amazing comic book store with a pinball machine collection. They have about 15 pinball machines. Revenge Of also holds pinball tournaments. 

AYCE Gogi Korean BBQ & Pinball (Van Nuys)AYCE Gogi Korean BBQ & Pinball (Van Nuys)

AYCE Gogi Korean BBQ & Pinball (Van Nuys)

25 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 13, 2024
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Van Nuys
California
CA
91405

THE destination for pinball in Los Angeles, AYCE Gogi Korean BBQ and Pinball in Van Nuys, California serves up all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ and the hottest new pinball machines. It’s like a pinhead’s dream come true. Fill up on hot stone bibimbap, spicy bulgogi and even beef tongue and don’t miss the deep fried Nutella Oreo dessert. Bring friends and drink cocktails from a flaming punchbowl or choose a local craft beer. Featuring many newly released machines like Stranger Things and Rick and Morty, AYCE Gogi hosts frequent launch parties to celebrate new additions, as well as tournaments and occasionally the state championship players. Rumor has it Gary Stern stops by when he is in town!

Pinbug PomonaPinbug Pomona

Pinbug Pomona

25 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 07, 2024
Pomona, CA 91766
Pomona
California
CA
91766
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I Need a Miracle TicketsI Need a Miracle Tickets

I Need a Miracle Tickets

25 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 09, 2024
Long Beach, CA 90808
Long Beach
California
CA
90808
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Das FlipperhausDas Flipperhaus

Das Flipperhaus

23 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 03, 2024
Rocklin, CA 95677
Rocklin
California
CA
95677

Das Flipperhaus in Rocklin, CA is a family friendly arcade that is fun for all ages. The arcade currently has 22 pinball games, food, beer and wine. It is designed for pinball lovers and arcade enthusiasts. Das Flipperhaus also holds pinball tournaments. Normal hours are the following: Wednesday - Friday 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturday Noon to 10 pm, and Sunday Noon to 6 pm. They also offer Retro Mobile Arcade of 17 custom arcade cabs from the 80's and 90's.

The Rewind ArcadeThe Rewind Arcade

The Rewind Arcade

22 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 18, 2024
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Sebastopol
California
CA
95472
EightyTwoEightyTwo

EightyTwo

21 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 19, 2024
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Los Angeles
California
CA
90013

EightyTwo in Los Angeles, CA, features a barcade with an outdoor patio, nightly DJs, and arcade and pinball competitions. EightyTwo boasts a rotating crop of new pinball machines, like Godzilla and Iron Maiden, but also the very best of the classics, like Monster Bash and Mars Attacks. Is it trendy? Yes. Is there a bathroom attendant? Yes. Are the drinks and games inexpensive for downtown LA? Also yes. Will it be crowded? YES.  

Riverside Game LabRiverside Game Lab

Riverside Game Lab

20 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 25, 2024
Riverside, CA 92501
Riverside
California
CA
92501

The Riverside Game Lab is the perfect combination of both classic and modern arcades, pinball, and virtual reality under one roof. They have six Virtual Reality booths and an Immersive Virtual Reality room. For the pinball player, they have about 20 games and tournaments. They also have the following types of arcade games: classic, retro, fight, rhythm (including DDR), sports, racing, and shooting.  They also offer e-sports tournaments with casual and competitive gamers! The Riverside Game Lab has a full bar and a small food menu. The Riverside Game Lab has at least one of every gaming experience so you never have to look far for what you want to play!

AYCE Gogi Korean BBQ & Pinball (West Hills)AYCE Gogi Korean BBQ & Pinball (West Hills)

AYCE Gogi Korean BBQ & Pinball (West Hills)

20 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 18, 2024
West Hills, CA 91307
West Hills
California
CA
91307
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World 1-1 Game PlayWorld 1-1 Game Play

World 1-1 Game Play

19 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 07, 2024
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Santa Maria
California
CA
93454

There’s an arcade in the mall again! World 1-1 Games in Santa Maria’s Town Center Mall is a California Central Coast hometown video game and pop culture store with impossible-to-find collectibles and an extensive arcade. Redemption games are in the front, followed by a great mix of classic and modern arcade games and a fantastic pinball selection with a big range of new Sterns and rare Sega and Williams classics. Don’t miss the Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova!

Coin-Op Co-OpCoin-Op Co-Op

Coin-Op Co-Op

19 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 15, 2024
Escondido, CA 92026
Escondido
California
CA
92026
Mission ControlMission Control

Mission Control

19 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 08, 2024
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana
California
CA
92701

Mission control is a barcade bringing the '80s back with style, video arcade games, and pinball machines. Their video game collection includes Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. For pinball machines, they have classic games, including Jurassic Park and Attack from Mars. Mission Control does have pinball tournaments. It is located on the 2nd floor of the McFadden Public Market and usually has a DJ playing awesome music. Children are allowed during the day but 21+ at 9 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. 

BA StartBA Start

BA Start

18 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 18, 2024
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
San Luis Obispo
California
CA
93401
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Hermosa BrewingHermosa Brewing

Hermosa Brewing

18 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 18, 2024
Torrance, CA 90501
Torrance
California
CA
90501
Retrovolt ArcadeRetrovolt Arcade

Retrovolt Arcade

14 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 10, 2024
Calimesa, CA 92320
Calimesa
California
CA
92320
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Alamo Drafthouse CinemaAlamo Drafthouse Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

14 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 11, 2024
San Francisco, CA 94110
San Francisco
California
CA
94110

Alamo Drafthouse is the best movie theater in San Francisco--no, the Bay Area-- Scratch that, Alamo Drafthouse is the best movie theater ever. Alamo's got the best mix of indie and wide release film programming around. Plus, there's a full-service restaurant and bar inside the theater, so you can enjoy a meal and a movie all in one place. And if that's not enough to persuade you, Alamo also has the second largest pinball machine collection in San Francisco that's available for public play with 14 machines on the 2nd floor of the theater. So whether you're in the mood to catch an indie flick or play some pinball, Alamo Drafthouse is the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening in San Francisco.

Player OnePlayer One

Player One

14 pinball machines
Updated: May 30, 2024
Los Angeles, CA 91601
Los Angeles
California
CA
91601
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Dyno Bar (Aero Club)Dyno Bar (Aero Club)

Dyno Bar (Aero Club)

13 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 20, 2024
San Diego, CA 92103
San Diego
California
CA
92103

Dyno Bar is the perfect place to get your fill of classic pinball machine action in San Diego. Located at 3367 India St., Dyno Bar features 12 pinball machines on location, making it the perfect spot for a quick game or an all-day session. Dyno Bar is also home to sister property, the popular Aero Club, and is open 7 days a week from 2pm - 2am. To get to Dyno Bar, simply walk through the arch located within the Aero Club. In addition to pinball, Dyno Bar also features classic arcade games and pool tables. So whether you're in the mood for some friendly competition or just want to relax with a beer in hand, Dyno Bar is the place for you.

Emporium San FranciscoEmporium San Francisco

Emporium San Francisco

13 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 14, 2024
San Francisco, CA 94117
San Francisco
California
CA
94117

The Emporium is a small barcade chain with locations in Chicago, Oakland, Las Vegas and New Orleans. The San Francisco location is located in the Harding Theater, a historic old theater. The Emporium has 10 pinball machines on location plus arcade games, air hockey, shuffleboard, foosball, skee ball and more. You can bring your own food or have it delivered. The Emporium offers frequent DJ nights and a dedicated dance floor to get your dance on. This arcade and bar is 21+, so adults only at this arcade and bar.

Long Beach Beer LabLong Beach Beer Lab

Long Beach Beer Lab

13 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 07, 2024
Long Beach, CA 90806
Long Beach
California
CA
90806
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Meal on a Bun "MOAB"Meal on a Bun "MOAB"

Meal on a Bun "MOAB"

13 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 19, 2024
Modesto, CA 95350
Modesto
California
CA
95350
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Victory Pizza BarVictory Pizza Bar

Victory Pizza Bar

13 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 12, 2024
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Santa Clarita
California
CA
91321
The Axe LairThe Axe Lair

The Axe Lair

13 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 19, 2024
Upland, CA 91786
Upland
California
CA
91786
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