Pinball in North Carolina

North Carolina Pinball Arcade Locations

The state of North Carolina is a great place for pinball. With over 80 active public locations for playing pinball, there is always somewhere to go to try out the latest machines. These locations offer a great variety of machines, from classics like "The Addams Family" and "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" to more modern machines like "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones". This variety ensures that there is something for everyone, regardless of their taste in pinball machines.

In addition to the large number of public locations, North Carolina also has a number of private collections that are sometimes open to the public. These collections sometimes offer a greater variety of machines than what is typically found in public locations, and they are a great place to find rare and classic collector's quality machines. Overall, North Carolina is an excellent place for pinball and offers something for everyone who loves the game.

Active Locations:
231
Active Locations Rank:
21
Active Pinball Locations Per Capita:
2.21
Active Pinball Locations Per Capita Rank:
42
Pinball Machines on Location:
828
Pinball Machines on Location Rank:
20
Pinball Machines Per Capita:
7.93
Pinball Machines Per Capita Rank:
42

Where to Play Pinball in North Carolina

Flippers ArcadeFlippers Arcade

Flippers Arcade

73 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 08, 2024
Grandy, NC 27939
Grandy
North Carolina
NC
27939

Flippers Arcade in Grandy North Carolina is this really cool retro pinball and video game arcade that's housed in a common gas station/convenience store. It's not what you expect but trust us, it's amazing. They've got over 80 pinball machines, plus all sorts of other retro and modern arcade games, skee-ball, laser tag, and more. It's a great place to bring the family and kids, and the best part is, $10 gives you 40 credits and almost every game costs 2 credits, so you get great bang for your buck. They have an extensive pinball collection from multiple eras, including a collection of classic arcade machines from Donkey Kong to Dig Dug. It's a must visit spot if you're in the area. Flippers Arcade also runs the occasional pinball tournament, including being an official location on the Stern Pro Circuit.

Appalachian Pinball MuseumAppalachian Pinball Museum

Appalachian Pinball Museum

49 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 04, 2024
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Hendersonville
North Carolina
NC
28792

Built in a former movie theater, the Appalachian Pinball Museum in Hendersonville, NC feels grand when you enter this retro arcade experience. Placards on each machine explain its history as you go from playing a shooting gallery game from the 60's to playing a newly released pinball machine. Grab a can of beer and try your hand at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tales from the Crypt or Twilight Zone. Folks under the age of thirteen must be accompanied by an adult, but it’s free to take a gander or $12 to buy a wrist band and play all day. Don’t miss their collection of 80’s push pins. 

Super Abari Game BarSuper Abari Game Bar

Super Abari Game Bar

35 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 16, 2024
Charlotte, NC 2820
Charlotte
North Carolina
NC
2820

Super Abari Game Bar in Charlotte, NC is a barcade with a portal to the past for adult “kids.” More than 90 arcade games are arranged around a display of screens playing 80s movies. Drop some quarters into more than 30 pinball machines like Indiana Jones, Halloween, Willy Wonka, Creature from the Black Lagoon and Stranger Things. This modern spot serves craft beers and cocktails and is almost exclusively 21+ with the exception of noon to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The RetrocadeThe Retrocade

The Retrocade

33 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 13, 2024
Asheville, NC 28806
Asheville
North Carolina
NC
28806

If you're in the mood for some classic arcade gaming, head on over to The Retrocade in Asheville. With 15 pinball machines and a variety of other gaming options, it's the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening. A $10 cover charge gets you in with all games on free play - and if you're over 21, there's also a great selection of local craft beers on tap!

Asheville Pinball MuseumAsheville Pinball Museum

Asheville Pinball Museum

29 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 14, 2024
Asheville, NC 28801
Asheville
North Carolina
NC
28801

The Asheville Pinball Museum is a great place to play pinball in Asheville, North Carolina. For only $15, you can play as many of their pinball machines as you want. They have over 30 machines from different eras, each with its own card with history and facts about the game. They also sell local craft beers, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Plus, the Asheville Pinball Museum features over 30 classic arcade video games, and they try to maintain a "games to people" ratio so that it's rarely too crowded.

The Basement Arcade BarThe Basement Arcade Bar

The Basement Arcade Bar

21 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 24, 2024
Concord, NC 28025
Concord
North Carolina
NC
28025

The Basement Arcade Bar has classic '80s and '90s arcade video games, air hockey, plus pinball machines. The collection of 20 pinball machines does contain retro and current games. They do hold pinball tournaments and are family-friendly until 8 pm. Also, games are free to play with a $10 admission for adults and $5 for children. The Basement Arcade Bar offers a full bar, including cider, craft, domestic, and imports. They do not serve food but have snacks in a vending machine and are close to restaurants. 

Classic Arcade and Pinball MuseumClassic Arcade and Pinball Museum

Classic Arcade and Pinball Museum

21 pinball machines
Updated: May 19, 2024
Gastonia, NC 28056
Gastonia
North Carolina
NC
28056
No items found.
Pins Mechanical Company (Charlotte)Pins Mechanical Company (Charlotte)

Pins Mechanical Company (Charlotte)

20 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 18, 2024
Charlotte, NC 28203
Charlotte
North Carolina
NC
28203
No items found.
Mini Putt Family EntertainmentMini Putt Family Entertainment

Mini Putt Family Entertainment

19 pinball machines
Updated: Jan 30, 2024
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Rocky Mount
North Carolina
NC
27804
No items found.
Carolina Arcade MuseumCarolina Arcade Museum

Carolina Arcade Museum

18 pinball machines
Updated: May 26, 2024
Forest City, NC 28043
Forest City
North Carolina
NC
28043
No items found.
Level 256 Classic Arcade BarLevel 256 Classic Arcade Bar

Level 256 Classic Arcade Bar

16 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 04, 2024
Asheville, NC 28801
Asheville
North Carolina
NC
28801

Level 256 Classic Arcade Bar is a great place to play pinball in downtown Asheville, NC. They have a variety of gaming options, from classic video games to consoles and plenty of pinball machines. They also have a diverse craft beer selection, plus a variety of other drinks like ciders, seltzers, wine and more. $10 cover charge and the games are all on free play. They run regular pinball tournaments too, for those looking for competitive pinball action.

Boxcar Bar + Arcade (Durham)Boxcar Bar + Arcade (Durham)

Boxcar Bar + Arcade (Durham)

16 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 05, 2024
Durham, NC 27701
Durham
North Carolina
NC
27701
No items found.
Boxcar Bar + Arcade (Raleigh)Boxcar Bar + Arcade (Raleigh)

Boxcar Bar + Arcade (Raleigh)

15 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 22, 2024
Raleigh, NC 27601
Raleigh
North Carolina
NC
27601
No items found.
Boxcar Bar + ArcadeBoxcar Bar + Arcade

Boxcar Bar + Arcade

12 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 04, 2024
Greensboro, NC 27406
Greensboro
North Carolina
NC
27406
No items found.
Short Circuit Arcade BarShort Circuit Arcade Bar

Short Circuit Arcade Bar

12 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 03, 2024
Lexington, NC 27292
Lexington
North Carolina
NC
27292
No items found.
Carolina Home & GardenCarolina Home & Garden

Carolina Home & Garden

11 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 15, 2024
Newport, NC 28570
Newport
North Carolina
NC
28570
No items found.
Coastal Hemp CompanyCoastal Hemp Company

Coastal Hemp Company

11 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 01, 2024
Wilmington, NC 28411
Wilmington
North Carolina
NC
28411
The Vault by Hatchet Brewing CompanyThe Vault by Hatchet Brewing Company

The Vault by Hatchet Brewing Company

11 pinball machines
Updated: May 26, 2024
Selma, NC 27576
Selma
North Carolina
NC
27576
No items found.
The BaxterThe Baxter

The Baxter

10 pinball machines
Updated: Sep 06, 2023
Chapel Hill, NC 27510
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
NC
27510
No items found.
CityCade Arcade BarCityCade Arcade Bar

CityCade Arcade Bar

10 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 29, 2024
Gastonia, NC 28052
Gastonia
North Carolina
NC
28052
No items found.
Reboot Arcade BarReboot Arcade Bar

Reboot Arcade Bar

10 pinball machines
Updated: May 16, 2024
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
NC
27101
No items found.
Sidetracked BrewerySidetracked Brewery

Sidetracked Brewery

9 pinball machines
Updated: May 19, 2024
Morganton, NC 28655
Morganton
North Carolina
NC
28655
No items found.
Fare GameFare Game

Fare Game

8 pinball machines
Updated: Jun 08, 2024
Clayton, NC 27520
Clayton
North Carolina
NC
27520
No items found.
Udderly Delicious Ice CreamUdderly Delicious Ice Cream

Udderly Delicious Ice Cream

7 pinball machines
Updated: May 12, 2024
Hickory, NC 28602
Hickory
North Carolina
NC
28602
No items found.
Heyday BrewingHeyday Brewing

Heyday Brewing

7 pinball machines
Updated: May 19, 2024
Raleigh, NC 27616
Raleigh
North Carolina
NC
27616
No items found.
Stop Button Bar + ArcadeStop Button Bar + Arcade

Stop Button Bar + Arcade

7 pinball machines
Updated: Mar 17, 2024
Hope Mills, NC 28348
Hope Mills
North Carolina
NC
28348
No items found.
The White Rabbit Cocktail Parlour & Wonderland Arcade BarThe White Rabbit Cocktail Parlour & Wonderland Arcade Bar

The White Rabbit Cocktail Parlour & Wonderland Arcade Bar

7 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 01, 2024
Salisbury, NC 28144
Salisbury
North Carolina
NC
28144
No items found.
Rec Room Bar and ArcadeRec Room Bar and Arcade

Rec Room Bar and Arcade

7 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 04, 2023
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Southern Pines
North Carolina
NC
28387
No items found.
Silverball SubsSilverball Subs

Silverball Subs

6 pinball machines
Updated: Jul 02, 2024
Asheville, NC 28806
Asheville
North Carolina
NC
28806

Silverball Subs is a pinball-themed sub shop in Asheville, North Carolina. With 14 pinball machines on location, as well as a variety of arcade and video games, Silverball Subs is the perfect place for a day of fun and gaming. According to visitors, Silverball Subs has some of the best subs in the area, so definitely check it out if you're in the mood for a sandwich and some pins.

BB's Amusements - Flashbax ArcadeBB's Amusements - Flashbax Arcade

BB's Amusements - Flashbax Arcade

6 pinball machines
Updated: May 29, 2024
Morehead City, NC 28557
Morehead City
North Carolina
NC
28557
No items found.