Pinball in Illinois

Illinois Pinball Arcade Locations

Illinois has a long and proud history in the world of pinball. Several of the biggest names in the business have been headquartered in the state, including Stern, Williams, Bally, Jersey Jack, and Gottlieb. As a result, Illinois has always been at the forefront of pinball innovation. In recent years, the state's pinball scene has only gotten stronger, thanks in part to a renewed interest in the game among younger players. Today, there are many, many pinball machines to be found in bars and arcades across Illinois, and the state even plays host to many of its own pinball tournaments and major conventions. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time player, Illinois is the perfect place to enjoy this timeless game. Thanks for reading!

Active Locations:
364
Active Locations Rank:
7
Active Pinball Locations Per Capita:
2.84
Active Pinball Locations Per Capita Rank:
24
Pinball Machines on Location:
1267
Pinball Machines on Location Rank:
9
Pinball Machines Per Capita:
9.89
Pinball Machines Per Capita Rank:
27
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Where to Play Pinball in Illinois

Atomic PinballAtomic Pinball

Atomic Pinball

124 pinball machines
Updated: May 16, 2024
Wood River, IL 62095
Wood River
Illinois
IL
62095

Atomic Pinball Arcade, originally CP Pinball, is a pinball enthusiast's haven located in Wood River, Illinois, about 20 minutes from St. Louis. It was founded by Chuck Sanderson, whose passion for pinball began while spending his free time playing at local bowling alleys and bars. Dissatisfied with the poor condition of most public arcade games, Sanderson purchased his first pinball machine and quickly grew his collection, collaborating with figures like Chad Keller and Larry Lassen, prominent in the St. Louis pinball community. The arcade started in a commercial property acquired in 2007, housing over 80 pinballs, video games, and collectibles, and became a local favorite for its quality machines, tournaments, and special events. Due to its growing collection, CP Pinball rebranded to Atomic Pinball Arcade in August 2023, moving to a larger facility at 102 N Whitelaw Ave. With over 125 pinball machines, it stands as a testament to Sanderson's dedication to the game and the community he has fostered around it.

Galloping Ghost PinballGalloping Ghost Pinball

Galloping Ghost Pinball

43 pinball machines
Updated: Feb 24, 2024
Brookfield, IL 60513
Brookfield
Illinois
IL
60513

If you’re looking for rare and interesting titles, this is your ultimate destination. Galloping Ghost Pinball in Brookfield, Illinois boasts the most pinball machines on location in the entire area! As a pinball focused outpost a few blocks from Galloping Ghost Arcade, they offer an incredible variety of over forty two games all available on free play with just a $20 admission fee. Moreover, various membership options provide even greater value to the eager gamer; whether it’s weekly, monthly, yearly or even lifetime passes, they have something to suit every budget and style. Plus their selection of rare and classic titles including Joust (Williams), The X-Files (Sega) and Spirit (Gottlieb) means you can discover something new and exciting. They have the only location Predator (SKIT-B) machine that has really cool skull spines hanging from the sides as part of the art package. But wait there's more as they have many of the pinball video game hybrids like Varkon (Williams), Granny and the Gators (Bally), and Caveman (Gottlieb) that you don't usually see on location. But be warned - there's no bar or food here! Instead, walk next door to Danny's Italian Pizza & Beef when you get hungry.

EnterriumEnterrium

Enterrium

36 pinball machines
Updated: May 18, 2024
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Schaumburg
Illinois
IL
60173

Enterrium is a one-of-a-kind pinball arcade that has something for everyone. With 25 pinball machines on site, Enterrium has games like Stern's Kiss, American Pinball's Houdini, Jersey Jack's Godfather, and Bally's Paragon. Enterrium is in the suburbs not too far from O'Hare airport and very close to the factories for major pinball manufacturers. It was the location where Chicago Gaming put their first Pulp Fiction game for public play outside a convention. Prototype games or software are often tested here as well. Enterrium is also a massive complex with retro and modern arcade games, bowling, food, drinks and more. Enterrium is a family friendly option for your pinball and gaming needs, as kids are always welcome. It's also a huge tournament location and budding WPPR farm with their first monthly Tuesday tournament pulling in over 90 players in June of 2023.

Logan ArcadeLogan Arcade

Logan Arcade

30 pinball machines
Updated: May 17, 2024
Chicago, IL 60647
Chicago
Illinois
IL
60647

Logan Arcade in Chicago, Illinois is a must-visit for any pinball enthusiast. Home to 35 machines and counting that range from the latest Stern Pinball games to classics like Centigrade 37, Radical!, and Robocop, Logan Arcade has something for everyone. Logan Arcade proudly boasts three TWIPY awards for "Best Pinball Location" in the U.S., making it one of if not the best Pinball Bar in the country! With regular game release parties, tournaments, and other fun events, Logan Arcade ensures a great experience no matter what your skill level may be. All pinball machines are very well-maintained - especially for a public location - so you can feel confident regardless of what machine you choose. What's more, Logan Arcade also has a few retro arcade games on offer so there's definitely something for everyone here - just remember that Logan Arcade is strictly 21+ only!

The Speakeasy ArcadeThe Speakeasy Arcade

The Speakeasy Arcade

30 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 06, 2023
Olney, IL 62450
Olney
Illinois
IL
62450
Tilted 10Tilted 10

Tilted 10

29 pinball machines
Updated: May 05, 2024
Rockford, IL 61112
Rockford
Illinois
IL
61112

Tilted 10 and Tilt Studio is a large entertainment center with two levels of fun for all ages. It is located inside the Cherryvale Mall. They have 12 bowling lanes, laser tag, a mini-golf course, bumper cars, and over 100 video arcade games, pinball, redemption, or prize games. Tilted 10 has full-service dining and bar, which includes craft cocktails. The menu includes comfort classics like chicken tenders, pizza, and a cheesesteak sandwich. 

Pinball ParadisePinball Paradise

Pinball Paradise

28 pinball machines
Updated: May 10, 2024
McLean, IL 61754
McLean
Illinois
IL
61754

Formerly a bank building, Pinball Paradise in McLean, IL is the companion to Arcadia Auctions (just steps away!) and houses a growing collection of pinball machines that are clearly a labor of love. Tucked in corners where pinball machines didn’t fit are a rare, professional quality Italian Foosball table made by FAS, a vintage 45rpm Bubbler jukebox for 25 cents per song, and a love tester and strength tester!

The Pinball JointThe Pinball Joint

The Pinball Joint

20 pinball machines
Updated: Aug 17, 2023
Quincy, IL 62301
Quincy
Illinois
IL
62301

The Pinball Joint is a private arcade and lounge. You can send them a Facebook message to reserve your spot. 

The Pump House Bar & GrillThe Pump House Bar & Grill

The Pump House Bar & Grill

19 pinball machines
Updated: Dec 14, 2023
Wood River, IL 62095
Wood River
Illinois
IL
62095

With live music, karaoke and a growing collection of pinball machines, The Pump House Bar & Grill in Wood River, IL is the neighborhood’s favorite bar and grill. Bar food favorites are made from scratch (try the chicken wings!), craft beer and $2 domestic happy hours, and free pinball after nine.

Replay Lincoln ParkReplay Lincoln Park

Replay Lincoln Park

17 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 03, 2024
Chicago, IL 60657
Chicago
Illinois
IL
60657

Replay Lincoln Park in Chicago is the place to be for adult arcade fans who are looking for a night of fun and drinks with friends. Much more than just a pinball arcade, Replay also offers retro arcade games, skee ball, DDR, air hockey, and more. And don't worry about digging up quarters -- almost all the games are free play! Replay's 22 pinball machines include everything from Stern's Batman 66 to Creature from the Black Lagoon to Lord of the Rings. Replay Lincoln Park is guaranteed to give you a unique and unforgettable experience. In addition to pinball they also retheme the bar every couple of months, a few recent themes include Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Taylor Swift, Clue, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Great for selfies and the themed cocktails never disappoint. Replay is 21+ only!

Emporium Logan SquareEmporium Logan Square

Emporium Logan Square

17 pinball machines
Updated: Nov 30, 2023
Chicago, IL 60647
Chicago
Illinois
IL
60647

Emporium Logan Square in Chicago Illinios is an adult-only playland that combines the best of gaming and entertainment. As one of the top pinball barcades in the city, Emporium features sixteen classic machines, ranging from underrated favorites like Baywatch and Breakshot to out-and-proud fan choices like White Water and World Cup Soccer. Besides pinball, Emporium also offers foosball tables, air hockey, Super Chexx bubble hockey, arcade basketball and more for adult gamers looking for an ultimate pastime experience.

Emporium hosts tournaments for those looking for a more competitive edge, so keep your eyes peeled if you're ready to take your skills to the next level! Emporium has a great selection of craft beers and cocktails, but it's important to note that you won't find any food here - you'll have to bring your own if you're looking for a snack. Overall Emporium Logan Square is a great spot for 21+ adults looking to tap into their inner child while enjoying a tasty beverage or two!

America's Playable Arcade MuseumAmerica's Playable Arcade Museum

America's Playable Arcade Museum

17 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 06, 2024
McLean, IL 61754
McLean
Illinois
IL
61754
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Midwest Ale WorksMidwest Ale Works

Midwest Ale Works

17 pinball machines
Updated: May 16, 2024
East Moline, IL 61244
East Moline
Illinois
IL
61244
No items found.
Underground RetrocadeUnderground Retrocade

Underground Retrocade

15 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 21, 2024
West Dundee, IL 60118
West Dundee
Illinois
IL
60118
No items found.
Analog Arcade Bar (Moline)Analog Arcade Bar (Moline)

Analog Arcade Bar (Moline)

15 pinball machines
Updated: Feb 06, 2024
Moline, IL 61265
Moline
Illinois
IL
61265
No items found.
BowleroBowlero

Bowlero

14 pinball machines
Updated: May 17, 2024
Algonquin, IL 60102
Algonquin
Illinois
IL
60102
No items found.
Headquarters Beercade - River NorthHeadquarters Beercade - River North

Headquarters Beercade - River North

13 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 05, 2024
Chicago, IL 60610
Chicago
Illinois
IL
60610

Headquarters Beercade Chicago is the Windy City's outpost of a growing chain of pinball bars (see also, Nashville), with an amazing selection of 32 pinball machines. They cover all eras, from Bally's Eight Ball to Stern's Game of Thrones and Sega's Space Jam, offering something for everyone. Headquarters Beercade also features a full bar and elevated pub food options like pizza, burgers, and tacos - not to mention retro arcade games, skee ball, and other gaming favorites! With a unique and heavily decorated atmosphere, Headquarters Beercade Chicago is the perfect place to hang out for a few pints and some pins. Chicago pinball fans will certainly feel at home here!

Louie's Tap HouseLouie's Tap House

Louie's Tap House

12 pinball machines
Updated: May 14, 2024
Roscoe, IL 61073
Roscoe
Illinois
IL
61073
No items found.
Prince ArcadesPrince Arcades

Prince Arcades

11 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 17, 2024
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Bolingbrook
Illinois
IL
60440

Prince Arcades in Bolingbrook, Illinois is a great place to get your retro gaming fix. With 10 pinball machines and a ton of classic arcade games, it's perfect for anyone looking for a dose of nostalgia. The focus at Prince Arcades is solely on the games; there's no bar or restaurant here but it's in a plaza where they are plenty around. That said, it's one of the few places where you can get that full retro mall arcade experience, as it's located in an open-air shopping center. Best of all, games are on free play with a $15 admission fee. So if you're in the Chicago suburbs area and are looking for a great place to bring the family (or just want to relive your childhood), Prince Arcades is the perfect spot. And bonus you can play an Al's Garage Band Goes on a World Tour (Alvin G) which you don't see very often in public locations.

Rock Island Public HouseRock Island Public House

Rock Island Public House

11 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 18, 2024
Blue Island, IL 60406
Blue Island
Illinois
IL
60406
No items found.
Montgomery VFW Post 7425Montgomery VFW Post 7425

Montgomery VFW Post 7425

11 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 26, 2024
Montgomery, IL 60538
Montgomery
Illinois
IL
60538
No items found.
Yetee StationYetee Station

Yetee Station

10 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 18, 2024
Aurora, IL 60505
Aurora
Illinois
IL
60505

Yetee Station in Aurora, Illinois is the perfect place to enjoy some classic arcade games. Plus you get tell people you've been to Aurora Illinois! With 10 pinball machines on site, as well as a wide selection of retro video games and dance and rhythm games like Jubeat and Guitar Freaks, there's something for everyone to enjoy. And because all of the games are on free play with a $15 admission fee, you can come and go as you please throughout the day. Yetee Station is also a great place to bring the family and children, as the games are kept in pristine condition so you're almost guaranteed to have a good experience playing here. It's a great spot to play in in a historic downtown with a lot of shopping, food, and a casino right around the corner.

Bottom LoungeBottom Lounge

Bottom Lounge

10 pinball machines
Updated: May 10, 2024
Chicago, IL 60607
Chicago
Illinois
IL
60607
Emporium Wicker ParkEmporium Wicker Park

Emporium Wicker Park

10 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 13, 2024
Chicago, IL 60622
Chicago
Illinois
IL
60622

Emporium Wicker Park in Chicago IL is the perfect spot for adults seeking a gaming fiesta. This barcade offers not only an impressive array of 9 different pinball machines (including rare models like Chicago Cubs Triple Play and Austin Powers) but also an exciting selection of other classic arcade games like air hockey and foosball. Emporium does not have any food onsite, however you’re welcomed to bring in your own snacks! And, with a full bar there’s plenty of options to enhance your gaming experience even further. Emporium Wicker Park has all the ingredients for a fun night out in Chicago so come and check out what this pinball arcade has to offer!

Hailstorm Brewing CoHailstorm Brewing Co

Hailstorm Brewing Co

10 pinball machines
Updated: May 02, 2024
Tinley Park, IL 60487
Tinley Park
Illinois
IL
60487
Kristof's Entertainment CenterKristof's Entertainment Center

Kristof's Entertainment Center

9 pinball machines
Updated: Feb 04, 2024
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Round Lake Beach
Illinois
IL
60073
No items found.
Gone Axe ThrowingGone Axe Throwing

Gone Axe Throwing

9 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 19, 2024
Peoria, IL 61602
Peoria
Illinois
IL
61602
No items found.
O-Nett Gaming CoO-Nett Gaming Co

O-Nett Gaming Co

9 pinball machines
Updated: Jan 18, 2024
Ottowa, IL 61350
Ottowa
Illinois
IL
61350
No items found.
The Game ShowThe Game Show

The Game Show

9 pinball machines
Updated: Apr 14, 2024
Lombard, IL 60148
Lombard
Illinois
IL
60148
No items found.
Bradley Billiards ClubBradley Billiards Club

Bradley Billiards Club

8 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 09, 2024
Bradley, IL 60915
Bradley
Illinois
IL
60915
No items found.