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Where to play pinball in North Carolina? Favorite, recommended locations with 3 or more games!

Pinball machines on location in North Carolina!
Pinball machines on location in North Carolina!

If you know of any places with 3 or more pinball machines on location in North Carolina that isn’t listed below, please post their information below and I’ll get the location added to this page with their logo (with link) and a brief description of the place.

Also feel free to comment about the places listed and the quality of their games on location. Did you experience dead or weak flippers, old rubbers etc?

Below are a list of my favorite places to play pinball in the state of North Carolina! These places have 4 or more pinball machines on location!

Flippers Arcade
Flippers Arcade has a massive amount of pinball machines all in one location! Last time, I counted 49 pins under one roof! Impressive!

Flippers is  located at:

6615 Caratoke Hwy.
Grandy, NC 27939

Phone: 1-252-453-4386
Flippers Store Hours
Mon – Thu: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

Lost Ark video games
Lost Ark video games (Don’t be fooled, they have LOTS of pinball too)

Lost Ark Video Games is located at:

2823 -E Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27403

Phone: 336-422-MEGA

Extra Ball (X-tra Ball) 2910-G Mt.Holly-Huntersville Rd. Charlotte, NC 28214 (704) 909-7987
Extra Ball (X-tra Ball)
2910-G Mt.Holly-Huntersville Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214(704) 909-7987

Extra Ball has:

  • Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • Jurassic Park: The Lost World
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon
  • Star Wars
  • X-Men

 

Fat Daddy's
Fat Daddy’s (Pinball machines are in the bar area)

Fat Daddy’s has some great pinball machines!

6201 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27612
11:00 am – 2:00 am

Phone: (919) 787-3773

 

 

 

Fullsteam Tavern/Brewery
Fullsteam Tavern/Brewery in Durham NC

Fullsteam Tavern/Brewery: Durham’s D.I.Y. District 726 Rigsbee Avenue
Durham, NC 27701

Phone: 919-682-BEER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DoSoto Lounge
DoSoto Lounge of Asheville, NC

DoSoto Lounge of West Asheville, NC has 4 pinball machines.

504 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806

Phone: 828-255-1109

 

 

 

 

Biltmore Square Mall
Biltmore Square Mall in Asheville, NC

Biltmore Square Mall is rumoured to have multiple pinball machines. NOT CONFIRMED YET!

800 Brevard Road, Suite 590
Asheville, NC 28806

Phone: N/A

Locations listed below have 1-3 pinball machines at there location.

Spirits Pub & Grub
Spirits Pub & Grub in Cary, NC.

Spirits Pub & Grub has one pinball machine on location, EarthShaker.

​701 E CHATHAM ST
CARY, NC 27511

Phone: 919-462-7001
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HOURS OF OPERATION:
​​SUN-TUES, 11:30 – 10:00 PM
WED-SAT, 11:30 – MIDNIGHT

CLOSED: MEMORIAL DAY, 4TH OF JULY, LABOR DAY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS

 

Iron Thunder Saloon & Grill
Iron Thunder Saloon & Grill located in Concord NC.

Iron Thunder Saloon & Grill has two pinball machines:
Nascar and Playboy
10023 Weddington Road, Concord, NC 28027

Phone: 704-979-3888

 

 

 

 

Slim's Downtown Distillery in Raleigh NC
Slim’s Downtown Distillery in Raleigh NC

Slim’s Downtown Distillery has one pinball machine.
South Park Pinball
227 S Wilmington St
Raleigh NC 27601

Phone: (919) 833-6557

 

 

 

The Alley located in Raleigh, NC
The Alley located in Raleigh, NC

The Alley has only one pinball machine.
Goldeneye 007 pinball machine.

2512 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: (919) 832-3533

 

 

 

 

 

Wanted Fire! pinball machine. Sell us your coin-op game in Charlotte, Concord NC

I’m looking for a working or nonworking Fire! pinball machine in, or around North Carolina for sale.

Fire Pinball Machine, a balls view of the playfield looking up the the ramps.
Fire Pinball Machine, a balls view of the playfield looking up the the ramps.
Fire Pinball Machine upper playfield
Fire Pinball Machine upper playfield
Fire Pinball Machine lower playfield
Fire Pinball Machine lower playfield
Fire Pinball Machine backglass with bell topper
Full view of Fire Pinball Machine backglass with bell topper
Fire Pinball Machine backglass with bell topper
Fire Pinball Machine backglass with bell topper

Wanted Funhouse pinball machine. Sell us your coin-op game in Charlotte, Concord NC

All most full playfield of FunHouse Pinball machine!
All most full playfield of FunHouse Pinball machine!

I’m looking to buy a Funhouse pinball machine in the North Carolina area. We pay the most cash for pinball machines because we are home gameroom collectors. We buy games in just about any condition. From fully working, to completely dead! We are willing to pay cash for your coin-op game. I’m a proud member of We Buy Pinball (We are a group of private collectors, not resellers.).  Where we actively buy pinball machines all over the United States of America.

Condition of a game is so incredibly  important to justify the price of a game. There is an incredible article over at NC Amusements talking about “How much is my pinball machine worth? What is the value of my game in this condition?” It give a great example of how a bad playfield can destroy a game’s value.

Coin door and lets of FunHouse Pinball machine!
Coin door and lets of FunHouse Pinball machine!

The problem with most FunHouse pinball machines, is there playfields are usually DESTROYED! The majority I’ve ever seen have lots of missing paint and cracking on the playfield. This depreciates the game value immensely.

Other issues on this game are usually are:

1. Animatronic head of  Rudy. The eyes not closing/opening. Or, the eyes not moving back and forth. To his mouth doesn’t open/close.

2a. Displays are dead. This is usually a board issue and cost money to fix. 2b. Displays are dim. This is usually even worse! The Pinscore display system for FunHouse costs $239.00 to replace!

3. The game doesn’t boot at all. This could be a problem with the williams WPC board. There is a replacement WPC board from TwoBits for $289.00 plus s/h.

Backglass artwork on the FunHouse Pinball machine!
Backglass artwork on the FunHouse Pinball machine!

4. Actually there is much more that could go wrong, and usually does for a game this old.

 

Say hello to Rudy! He is an evil clown on the FunHouse Pinball machine!
Say hello to Rudy! He is an evil clown on the FunHouse Pinball machine!
These are the steps on the FunHouse Pinball machine!
These are the steps on the FunHouse Pinball machine!
Side cabinet artwork on the FunHouse Pinball machine!
Side cabinet artwork on the FunHouse Pinball machine!
Coin door on the FunHouse Pinball machine!
Coin door on the FunHouse Pinball machine!
clock
Clock and main feature wheel on the FunHouse Pinball machine!

Wanted Twilight Zone pinball machine in North Carolina. Sell game in Charlotte, Concord area.

Full Twilight Zone pinball machine
Full Twilight Zone pinball machine

I’m looking to buy a working or nonworking Twilight Zone pinball machine in my local area for cash. If you are at all interested please use the contact link above.

Over view of Twilight Zone pinball machine playfield
Over view of Twilight Zone pinball machine playfield

I pay the most cash for pinball machines I buy games in just about any condition. Working or not, I’m willing to pay cash for your coin-op game. I’m a proud member of We Buy Pinball (www.WeBuyPinball.com).  Where we actively buy pinball machines all over the United States of America for the most cash. We are a group of private collectors, no resellers.

Cool view of Twilight Zone pinball machine playfield
Cool view of Twilight Zone pinball machine playfield
Backglass of Twilight Zone pinball machine
Backglass of Twilight Zone pinball machine
Twilight Zone pinball machine manga flippers
Twilight Zone pinball machine manga flippers

Wanted Attack From Mars pinball machine in North Carolina

Full view of Attack From Mars pinball
Full view of Attack From Mars pinball

I’m looking for an Attack From Mars pinball machine in the North Carolina area to buy. If the game doesn’t work or is fully working that doesn’t matter. I’m able to fix games and have been for over 14 years. I have room in my mancave for it.

I’m a proud member of WeBuyPinball.com  where we pay the most cash for your coin-operated arcade games.

flying saucer
flying saucer and upper playfield of Attack From Mars pinball
Upper playfield of Attack From Mars pinball
Upper playfield of Attack From Mars pinball
Backglass of Attack From Mars pinball
Backglass of Attack From Mars pinball
Playfiend of Attack From Mars pinball
Playfiend of Attack From Mars pinball

Wanted White Water Pinball Machine in North Carolina

Full view of White Water Pinball Machine
Full view of White Water Pinball Machine

I’m looking to buy this fun and exciting White Water Pinball machine from someone close to or living in North Carolina. I’m a huge collector of arcade games, specifically pinball machines.

A fun fact about this game: It never did well on location! Why? Because if you pull the plunger all the way back and let it fly, the ball will shoot up the ramp to the upper playfield, loop around and then down the ramp headed straight between the flippers. It happens so fast, and most kids would loose ball after ball until the game was over.  But for a home game room guy like me, this is a great game to own!

Playfield view of White Water Pinball Machine by flippers
Playfield view of White Water Pinball Machine by flippers

This is exactly why I’m interested in finding one in the local North Carolina area for sale. I am a proud member of WeBuyPinball.com  where we pay the most cash for your coin-operated arcade games. I’m in the Concord Area of NC, but there are lots of memebers all over the USA that collect pinball machines. Submit your game today, it’s FREE to use.

Topper of White Water Pinball Machine
Topper of White Water Pinball Machine
Big Foot
Big foot on the uper right side of White Water Pinball Machine

Wanted Road Show pinball machine in North Carolina

roadshow-pinball-machine-full
Road Show Pinball machine, full game with blue legs.

I’m a huge fan of this Pat Lawlor game call Roadshow. It’s a great pinball machine with a good sense of humor. Lots of modes, amazing flow and has a 4 ball multiball if you manage to get to the wizard mode. Otherwise, you’ll only think this game contains 3 balls. It has a two ball multiball as well called Radio Riot that is quite fun! There is a lot of banter between both Red and Ted on the playfield. If you like your games with great flow and some hard shots, this is a fantastic game.

This is exactly why I’m interested in finding one in the local North Carolina area for sale. I’m a proud member of WeBuyPinball.com  where we pay the most cash for your coin-operated arcade games. If you have one for sale, please Contact US using the link above.

Red and Ted on RoadShow playfield
Red and Ted on the playfield of Road Show Pinball machine! The two talking animatronic heads.

Wanted Medieval Madness pinball machine. Sell us your coin-op game. Charlotte NC

Playfield of a Medieval Madness pinball machine
Playfield of a Medieval Madness pinball machine

I’m looking to buy a Medieval Madness pinball machine in the charlotte North Carolina Area in just about any condition. Working or not, I’m willing to pay cash for your coin-op game. I’m a proud member of We Buy Pinball (www.WeBuyPinball.com).  Where we actively buy pinball machines all over the United States of America for the most cash. We are a group of private collectors, no resellers.

Backglass of the Medieval Madness pinball machine
Backglass of the Medieval Madness pinball machine
Trolls on the Medieval Madness pinball machine
Trolls on the Medieval Madness pinball machine

Wanted Cirqus Voltaire pinball machine. Sell us your coin-op game. Charlotte NC

Cirqus Voltaire pinball machine. Playfield view.
Cirqus Voltaire pinball machine. Playfield view.

I’m looking to buy a Cirqus Voltaire pinball machine in or close to the Charlotte North Carolina area. I’m a proud member of WeBuyPinball.com  where we pay the most cash for your coin-operated arcade games.

I’ve always loved the Cirqus Voltaire pinball with it’s neon. I like the blue or purple neon the best, but I’m willing to buy the red neon or others as well.

If your Cirqus Voltaire pinball machine is in this good of a shape, I’ll be paying you some big bucks!

Do you have a production Cirqus Voltaire pinball machine or proof game? This is how you can tell. Right above the flippers you’ll see the word “spin” or “crank”. You can see the word “Spin” in the image above. This lets you know that that game is a production game. There isn’t much of a difference in value however. I am happy to just find a local game in any condition working or non for a reasonable price.

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