Where to Play Pinball in Washington, D.C.

Updated 6/15/13

I love pinball. It has been a hobby of mine since I was a boy. I grew up playing Space Mission and have always sought out machines wherever I lived.

However, I was disappointed to find that once I moved to Washington, D.C. there seemed to be an absence of pinball culture. The “pinball museum” was even forced to move to Baltimore. That leaves only a sporadic gathering of games across town. With this in mind, I decided to create an unofficial database of pinball machine locations so that others like myself might be able to enjoy this game of skill. I will update locations and machines as they are brought to my attention.

Machine : Location

Big Buck Hunter Pro : Solly’s Tavern – 1942 11th St N.W. – At $1 a play, this is a pricey, but clean machine.

Medieval Madness :  Board Room – 1737 Connecticut Ave. N.W. – Machine is in excellent condition. Machine was removed for repair.

The Lord of the Rings : Penn Social – 801 E Street N.W.

The Getaway : Black Cat – 1811 14th Street N.W.

The Sopranos : Iron Horse Tap Room – 507 7th Street N.W. – Weak left flipper that freezes on you occasionally.

Rollercoaster Tycoon Pirates of the Caribbean: Rocket Bar – 714 7th Street N.W. – New machine, but $1 a play makes it pricey.

Family Guy : Kelly’s Irish Times – 14 F Street N.W.

The Sopranos: MIG Bar – 2226 18th St NW

I will provide updates as needed.