Places to Play Pinball


Level 1 Arcade Bar – This downtown Gilbert hot spot has 30 classic arcade games and 10 pinball machines, with rotating titles from the owners’ private collections. There’s a custom drink menu, and small plates to snack on too. Cool overhead screens show the pinball machines while you play!

Stardust Pinbar– One of the coolest places to play in Phoenix! Find this pinball-only bar by going through the secret entrance in Ziggy’s Pizza! With 15+ games on the floor, a bar made of pinballs, and a wall made of playfields, this place definitely understands the love of the game.

Desert Sky Games & Swingin’ Safari Mini Golf– Between the two of them, these neighboring spots in Chandler are running 11 pinball machines now. Plus, there’s mini golf and just about every adventure game you can throw a card in. Fun for everyone!

Player One Arcade – Now open in Surprise, this retro arcade has a family emphasis and an impressive collection of new pinball machines. Check out the overhead screens while you play! Player One also boasts an impressive collection of upright arcades.

Ready Player 1 – Located inside Jesse James Comics in Glendale, this cool spot has a great group of pinball machines and arcade games as well. Voted Best Arcade in Phoenix by the New Times for 2020.

Electric Bat Arcade– Inside the venerable Yucca Tap Room in Tempe, this slick spot has amassed an impressive collection of awesome machines. The Bat has around 40 games, from pinball, video games, Japanese rhythm games, and bubble hockey. It also has its own full bar.

StarFighters Arcade– The valley’s largest pinball arcade, with 30+ machines on the floor. Also the valley’s largest provider of vintage arcade games.

Tilt Studio– Twenty pinball machines, lots of arcade and redemption machines, at Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe.

Cobra Arcade– Great arcade in downtown Phoenix with dozens of upright arcades and three pinball machines. They’re opening a new, all-pinball location within months next to The Van Buren.

Taproom 120 – This cool spot in Gilbert is operated by the fine folks from Outpost Kodelia and features a great group of pinball machines and regular tournaments,

Dangerzone Arcade – Located inside Uncle Bear’s Brewery & Taproom in Gilbert, this arcade offers some great new pins along with Killer Queen, the new cocktail Pong, and lots more.

The Beer Research Institute Taproom & Arcade – Located in downtown Mesa and featuring more than 35 upright arcades and 20 pinball machines.

Castles and Coasters– In North Phoenix, this childhood memory is still going strong with 15+ Late-Model Bally, Williams and Stern on the upper floor; tons of redemption games on the lower.

Golfland– Located in Mesa. Five pinball machines, dozens of arcade and redemption games.


Cobra Arcade Tucson– In downtown Tucson, boasting dozens of pinball and arcade machines, DJs, and a full bar.

Golf and Stuff– Located in Tucson, at least three Stern Pinballs and plenty of arcade and redemption games.

Tucson Indoor Sports Center– Four games on the floor, hoping for more!


Find your own spot– Pinball Locator has lots of local listings.