Otter Guide

Vancouver’s best bars to play pinball

Hero's Welcome

We only came here to do two things; play some pinball and drink some beer. Looks like we’re almost outta beer.

Hero’s Welcome

Photo: @heros.welcome

A full games room with skeeball, billiards and darts, Hero’s Welcome also has Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and The Addams Family pinball machines. Don’t forget to leave your hats at home!

The American

Photo: @theamericanvancouver

A flipper’s paradise, The American on Main has a full wall of games including Attack From Mars, Elvira’s House of Horrors, Godzilla, Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, The Mandalorian, Medieval Madness, Rick and Morty, and Stranger Things.

Slice of Life Gallery & Gift Shop

Photo: @slicevancouver

The best kept secret on Commercial Drive, Slice of Life is an art gallery, makers’ space, mini mart, and a great place to play half a dozen machines including my favourite: Creature from the Black Lagoon (Bally, 1992).

East Van Brewing Company

Photo: @eastvanbrewing

There’s no shortage of breweries or pinball machines in Vancouver, but the vibe of playing Ghostbusters at East Van Brewing’s craft beer and tap room can’t be beat.

Far Out Coffee Post

Photo: @faroutcoffee

More than just a coffee shop, Far Out is a coffee post, a vintage clothing shop, and a back room arcade with ’70s and 1990’s gems The Addams Family, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Fish Tales, Lord of the Rings, Sinbad, White Water, X-Men.

The Glitch Pub Barcade

Photo: @glitchvancouver

Kitsilano’s retro arcade The Glitch Barcade is brings back all things ’80s and ’90s with all the games you’d expect at a fully stocked arcade plus Attack From Mars, Deadpool, and Spider-Man pinball.

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