Pinballz presents classic arcade and modern games, live events

Pinballz presents classic arcade and modern games, live events

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Modern gaming is dominated by home consoles and PCs, with players connected remotely over the internet. Decades ago, however, gaming was more of a personal affair. Instead of having a device with dozens of games, people went to arcades for variety and novelty.


  • 2 locations in Austin, 1 in Buda
  • Cost: Free entry, every game has a price
  • 10am-12pm Sunday-Thursday, 10am-2am Friday-Saturday

Pinballz, which first opened in 2010, offers the same experience today. According to the company’s website, the business began when the owner’s pinball collection “outgrew.” It bills the original Pinballz location at 8940 Research Blvd. as the “largest pinball collection in Texas”.

The store expanded with a second location in Austin (Lake Creek) and one in Buda, Pinballz Kingdom. Each of the locations is an arcade at its core but varies in other offerings. Lake Creek has the largest variety of attractions and Pinballz Kingdom hosts live events and musical performances.

Here’s a breakdown of the attractions at each location:

Original Pinballz Lake Creek pinball Pinballz Kingdom
142 arcade games 314 arcade games 106 arcade games
77 pinball machines 71 pinball machines 19 pinball machines
BYOB Beverage Policy Two bars beer garden
Food truck on site restaurant restaurant

Entering the locations is free, but each game has its own price. Visitors use a rechargeable card to pay for games, food and drinks. The map advances along a loyalty system as it reloads.

In addition, arcade game collectors can purchase many of the Pinballz machines. The company also offers an arcade game repair service.

This story is part of a KXAN series highlighting things to do in Central Texas – you can see our full list on our Things to Do in Central Texas page. Do you have an idea of ​​something we should profile? Email us at [email protected]

Copyright 2022 Nextstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, transcribed or redistributed.

Austin Travis County

Coronavirus cases tracker

trending stories

Do not miss

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.