The 2019 pinball show season has kept us from our visits to interesting places to play pinball.

With winter here and the holiday season all but over, we are ready to start exploring again and sharing our experiences with you.

This month we review two great locations in the metro Atlanta area that we feel are outstanding and well worth your time to visit in the new year.

Portal Pinball Arcade 3600 Cherokee St NW #102, Kennesaw, GA, USA 470-606-1956

Portal Pinball Arcade

Portal Pinball Arcade is an all-access arcade where the games are set to free play. Visitors pay for admission hourly or purchase a day pass at the admission desk. The day pass comes with in and out privileges. They have other plans such as a family pack and 10 daily pass package at attractive prices. PPA offers a student discount when a visitor presents valid ID.

After paying your admission, visitors are given a sticker to wear that indicates when your ‘time’ has expired. We noticed that they are slightly generous with the expiration time, probably to allow visitors to get their bearings and select what games to start with.

Portal offers an assortment of packaged sweet and salty snacks as well as soft drinks available for purchase.

Some of the pinballs at Portal

There are currently 28 pinball games at Portal including games from Jersey Jack such as Dialed In! and Pirates of the Caribbean as well as Stern’s latest including Star Wars, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Deadpool, Jurassic Park and The Munsters.

More of the pinballs

Portal Pinball regularly hosts the Atlanta head-to-head pinball league and is available to reserve for parties of all kinds, team-builders and other private events.

The noticeboard for upcoming events

PPA hosted the Georgia state IFPA championships for 2019 and they have announced that they will be a part of the new Pinburgh satellite series. Only 8 locations in the US are having these satellite events and they are delighted to be picked as one of those locations, and the only one in the south-east.

More of the pinballs

More of the pinballs

In spite of “Pinball” being prominent in their name, Portal Pinball Arcade also