Tilt Pinball Bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota
The following is one example of what is growing increasing popular in metropolitan areas in the US; Barcades – the crossover between bars and arcades.
In Minneapolis, Minnesota is a specialty bar/pinball arcade called TILT – Pinball Bar. We paid them a quick visit.
You can probably guess their newest game
The TILT street sign – front and back
We backed up to view TILT – Pinball Bar.
Play pinball here
The front window and door
Tilt is open from 11am to 2am daily. We didn’t meet with the owners, Jasha Johnston and Carrie McCabe- Johnston, however we were taken care of by our bartender/hostess/server/waitress.
Many hats wears this Gal Friday
The majority of the space is filled with pinball machines.
The front half and back half of the (mostly pinball) arcade area
The pinballs at TILT are provided by John Galvin of D & G Amusement.
The pinball supplier
During our visit, these were the titles available to play:
Game of Thrones
Star Wars (LE)
Attack from Mars (LE Remake)
Batman 66 (LE)
Guardians of the Galaxy
Pirates of the Caribbean (LE)
The Addams Family (Gold)
Medieval Madness (Remake)
Star Trek (Premium)
Iron Maiden (LE)
The Wizard of Oz
Ghost Busters (LE)
Killer Queen (video)
With the games set for route play, they were all in great condition and priced at two tokens ($0.50) per game. We only had time to play a few single-player games, so we don’t know multiple game pricing.
There is ample seating in the pinball area and a full-service bar up front.
The front seating bar and full-service bar areas
As well as beer and pop, hot dogs and sandwiches are on the menu.
Food and alcohol
Besides the full-service bar selection, many different specialty local beers were available either canned or on tap.
The bar selection
Many come for the hot dogs.
The O.G.B. (onion, Gruyere & bacon) basket
The bar-top is even made from backlit old pinball playfields.
An actual lit pinball playfield bar-top
Back to the reason we visited; pinball, of course! Though we didn’t participate, the owners run both a pinball league and tournament. The league is six weeks long. The tournament is held the last Sunday of every month.
League and tournament announcements