Enter into the underworld of pinball—a game banned by New York City in the 1940s due to troves of school children emptying their precious nickels and dimes to tame the silver ball. Pinball is to arcade games as vinyl records are to music streaming: it is making a comeback in the age of hyper convenience and digitalization. You may have played Space Cadet on a Windows 95 growing up, but I can tell you that playing a multi-player game in person on a classic or modern table, drink in hand and specific goals in mind is an incomparable experience. On this walkabout you will learn why pinball is awesome: the back-glass art, table design, history, and of course how to play. I will explain elements that are common amongst machines and mention some cool modern apps to discover machines, keep track of your high scores, and pay for pinball using your phone while showcasing some awesome pinball dens in San Francisco.
Pinball wizard in training (∩｀-´)⊃━☆ﾟ.*･｡ﾟ. A bay area native, I became obsessed with pinball after many nights out in San Francisco encountering pinball sherpas who brought me into the light. Now that I have tamed the silver ball, I want to empower people to make pinball a part of their life in their home city or when traveling. Recent achievements: - 1st place in my group at SFPD/San Francisco Pinball Department :) league night. - Broke 500k points on Gorgar Note: I have another arcade Airbnb experience with 19 reviews averaging 4.9 stars.
1 Drink I will cover the first drink of the night.
Quarters for pinball I will have quarters ready for all of our gaming needs.
We will start with some charming 1970’s era pinball machines at an eclectic Mexican-themed cocktail lounge. We will then walk down Mission street and go to Alamo Drafthouse to play some of the latest and greatest tables on earth. Each place is hand selected for the vibe and quality of pinball machines!
Mission Pinball Bar Crawl