San Antonio's Best Pinball Arcades

San Antonio's Best Pinball Arcades
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September 11, 2023
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May 13, 2024
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Looking for a nice spot to play pinball in San Antonio, Texas is a bit like searching for your bike in the basement of the Alamo. We checked every arcade in town, found lots of fun games, and finally scouted out San Antonio’s best pinball collections – they just weren’t where we expected.

The Dave & Busters in the Rivercenter Mall is a great choice for date night, but there’s no pinball in this modern chain arcade. 

Parents in San Antonio hold their kid’s birthday parties at Main Event Entertainment – a sprawling arcade complex in the heart of the city with timeless classics like Pac-Man and Street Fighter, tons of ticket redemption games, and immersive multiplayer experiences like laser tag and bowling – but there’s no pinball here either. 

The Magic Time Machine is an entertaining dining experience in the heart of the historic Alamo Heights neighborhood where diners are greeted by costumed characters and immersed in a captivating atmosphere that harkens back to eras long gone, from knights in shining armor to Victorian ladies. Sure, there is a fun arcade in there! But where is the pinball? 

When you’re ready to flip for some pinball machines in San Antonio, head to the coffee shop and bowling alley, of course! 

Where to Play Pinball in San Antonio, Texas

What's Brewing

  • Address: 138 West Rhapsody Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216
  • Pins on location: 51

A meticulously maintained collection of classic pins! What’s Brewing Coffee Roasters invites patrons to sit and read a book, play a board game, or flip out on pin favorites like Godzilla, Deadpool, and Stranger Things, or try old favorites like FunHouse, Whirlwind, and Party Zone, and even older favorites like Surfer, Atlantis, and Joker Poker. Oh, and they have coffee. You’ll java really great time!

Pinstack San Antonio

  • Address: 742 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216
  • Pins on location: 5

Pinstack in San Antonio is more than just a bowling alley. This modern and upscale chain entertainment destination has bumper cars, a two-level laser tag arena, a challenging rock climbing wall, and a high-ropes course for those seeking an adrenaline rush. The arcade includes classic favorite video games, cutting-edge virtual reality experiences, and the latest popular modern pinball tables. Pinstack also serves gourmet pizzas, burgers, salads, and a full bar with craft cocktails, craft beer, and spiked milkshakes. 

San Antonio pinball players - did we miss anything good? Drop us a line and let us know!