Where to Play Pinball in Jacksonville: A Guide to the Top Arcades, Barcades, and More

Where to Play Pinball in Jacksonville: A Guide to the Top Arcades, Barcades, and More
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March 15, 2023
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Find your next pinball adventure in Jacksonville with these top-rated bars, barcades, restaurants, and arcades that offer plenty of exciting machines to play.

If you're going to Florida to truly relax and unwind, you might find yourself in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville isn't boastful. In fact, it's almost apologetic. Never say it out loud, but you're practically still in Georgia – except with beaches you can easily kayak and be assured of seeing dolphins every time. 

Jacksonville is still The South, on the cusp of Florida. The people of Jacksonville are regarded as excellent hosts and serve up great southern dishes like Mayport shrimp and grits, Hoppin’ John, salmon patties, and garlic crab – a variant of seafood boil. If you like spicy food, you’ll love the datil peppers found flavoring everything from pizza to honey drippers – a favorite frozen fruit punch in a cup.  

We would dare you to try to hit every public park, but you couldn’t possibly. Besides, your day trips will probably lead to surrounding beach communities like St. Augustine or Fernandina. Just enjoy the venues and playing games – no one around here expects you to do anything more than enjoy yourself. 

Jacksonville and its surrounding beach communities have excellent venues for a heavy dose of arcade nostalgia, fun family memories, and unforgettable evenings.  Rainy day? Head an hour inland to Bragging Rights Amusements in Gainesville where you’ll find the third largest collection of pinball machines in Florida.

Our top spots were chosen by reasonable drive times and quality pinball play around the map in the greater Jacksonville area.

Keg N Coin

  • Address: 1271 King St. Jacksonville, FL 32204
  • Pins on location: 7
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Keg N Coin is a barcade in Jacksonville, FL, serving only beer – a killer selection – and coin-operated arcade games. This retro 90’s dive is packed with cabinets like Pacman and The Simpsons, plus shooters like Big Buck HD and Area 51, Mortal Kombat II and III, skee ball, foosball, darts, and a rotating lineup of the latest pinball tables. Keg and Coin is kid-friendly up until 9 pm. Sign up for a Deathball or Killer Queen tournaments.

Video Game Rescue

  • Address: 10059 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32257
  • Pins on location: 8
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Bring your old games and your best game to Video Game Rescue in Jacksonville, FL – a video game store with a retro arcade inside featuring gaming tournaments. These classic arcade games all run on quarters. You’ll find favorites like Guitar Hero, air hockey, skeeball, and pinball tables like Godzilla, The Mandalorian, Pinbot, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Great staff, good prices, and lots of video, pinball, and board games competitions.

Tepey's Taps & Tacos

  • Address: 2130 Kings Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207
  • Pins on location: 10
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If you can’t pronounce Tepeyolot Cerveceria, feel free to simply call it Tepey’s Taps & Tacos. This casual, family-friendly Mexican brewpub in East San Marco near Jacksonville, FL, serves killer tacos and elotes and great small-batch beer. Tepey’s is a great spot to watch a game, get in on some trivia, play darts or foosball, or flip on a small selection of beautiful, well-maintained modern pinball tables. Try the Playa De Tepey's Mexican Chocolate Cake stout – it’s spicy!

LeaderBoard Arcade Bar & Pizzeria

  • Address: 1760 Wells Road, Orange Park, FL 32073
  • Pins on location: 14
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Ready for some retro gaming under black light? LeaderBoard Arcade Bar & Pizzeria in Orange Park near Jacksonville, FL, took over an Applebee’s and kept the layout: a bar in the center surrounded by modern arcade games, including a great selection of Japanese games, Dance Dance Revolution and modern pinball machines. The pizza alone is worth the trip, and the fried jalapenos do not disappoint either. Grab a beer, cocktail, or Japanese soda and fill your game card. Time to get on the leaderboard. 

Anastasia Island's Arcade Museum

  • Address: 2085 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
  • Pins on location: 21
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Anastasia Island's Arcade Museum in St. Augustine, FL, is a cute little family-friendly retro 80’s arcade open on the weekends to play pinball, classic video, and mechanical arcade games. Play Medieval Madness, Monster Bash, Space Invaders, Star Wars, Tron, and many more, all you want for one low price. Try a craft soda and rock the vinyl jukebox while learning about arcade machines and one-of-a-kind cabinets like Screw Loose, designed by Tim Skelly in 1983 for Gottlieb/Mylstar and never released – You won’t play one anywhere else! 


  • Address: 1 King St., St. Augustine, FL 32084
  • Pins on location: 7
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South-A-Philly Steaks and Hoagies in St. Augustine, FL is serving up authentic cheesesteaks and hoagies with hand-sliced ribeye, real Cheese Whiz, and bread shipped down from South Jersey and baked fresh daily. South-A-Philly rotates a lineup of popular modern pinball, plus a couple of classic arcade games like Pac-Man and Galaga. Grab a cold beer, watch an Eagles game, and flip out on that new Stern you’ve been itching to play. 

Bragging Rights

  • Address: 113 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Pins on location: 58
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Experience the ultimate night of entertainment at Bragging Rights Amusements in Gainesville. Bragging Rights has an awesome selection of over 50 pinball machines and hundreds of classic games, so you'll surely find something you'll enjoy. Centipede and Pac-Man fanatics will love their collection, plus they have a selection of modern games if you're looking to try something new.

Bragging Rights has a large selection of cocktails and mocktails if you get thirsty, so you can relax and play to your heart's content. Note they don't have food on-site, but they do allow you to bring your own. Bragging Rights becomes a 21+ establishment after 9 pm daily.

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