Best Nashville Pinball Arcade Bars: The Ultimate Guide

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So you’re looking for the best Nashville pinball arcade bars, then you’re in the right spot! There are so many epic arcades and barcades in Music City. You might even find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed. But don’t stress out – we’ve got your back!

Top Pinball Arcade Bars in Nashville, TN

We’ve gone on a pintastic adventure all around town to bring you the absolute top places to play pinball in Nashville, Tennessee. We’re talking modern Stern machines to classic Williams games with flashing lights that never stop, and all the high scores you could ever want! Come with me and tour the Nashville pinball scene from a local’s perspective. I’ll even give you the scoop on the best pinball tournaments in town for those competitive pinball players. Now grab your quarters and get ready for a night of non-stop flippin’ fun. 

Let’s do this thing!

No Quarter – East Nashville

No Quarter Nashville Pinball Arcade Bar

Play Pinball at No Quarter

Pinball Machines: 23

Prices: ~50¢ per game

Tournaments: Yes (Weekly)

Food/Drinks: Yes (Full Bar + Food Truck)

No Quarter is located in East Nashville just across the river from downtown and the honkey-tonks of broadway. This neighborhood pinball bar offers an epic collection of over 20 classic and modern pinball machines that will make your heart skip a beat. Whether you’re a pinball pro or a total newbie, No Quarter is the perfect spot for a rockin’ pinball experience that will leave you wanting more.

But that’s not all – No Quarter also offers a sweet selection of beverages that cater to every taste and preference. With a curated selection of local craft beers, wines, and cocktails, you’ll be able to quench your thirst while playing your favorite pinball game. And if you need a recommendation, the staff at No Quarter are always happy to help you choose the perfect drink to complement your pinball skills.

One of the coolest things about No Quarter is its sleek and modern space that offers a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for all. Whether you’re stopping by to play pinball, hang with friends, or grab a drink, No Quarter’s friendly and welcoming vibe is sure to put a smile on your face.

For those seeking a more competitive pinball experience, No Quarter hosts knockout tournaments every Wednesday night at 7:30 pm. These tournaments are open to players of all skill levels, so you can show off your skills and compete against other pinball wizards. Get there early for registration because attendance is growing and it’s quite a frenzy. Plus, No Quarter was selected to host the TN State Finals of the IFPA North American Championship Series in 2022, solidifying its reputation as one of Nashville’s top pinball destinations.

If you’re ready for a wild and electrifying pinball adventure in Nashville, No Quarter is the place to be. With its carefully curated collection of well maintained pinball machines, sweet beverage selection, friendly staff, and exciting tournaments, No Quarter guarantees a night of fun and good vibes.

No Quarter Pinball Machines

23 Pins – ~50¢ per game with tokens

Alien Star
1984
Gottlieb
Baywatch
1995
Sega
Bram Stoker's Dracula
1993
Williams
Creature from the Black Lagoon
1992
Bally
Dragonfist
1982
Stern
Foo Fighters (Pro)
2023
Stern
Godzilla (Premium)
2021
Stern
Guardians of the Galaxy (Pro)
2017
Stern
Harlem Globetrotters On Tour
1978
Bally
High Speed
1986
Williams
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast (Pro)
2018
Stern
James Bond 007 (Pro)
2022
Stern
John Wick (Pro)
2024
Stern
Johnny Mnemonic
1995
Williams
Joker Poker
1978
Gottlieb
Metallica (Pro)
2013
Stern
Paragon
1979
Bally
Pulp Fiction (SE)
2023
Chicago Gaming
Skateball
1980
Bally
Sorcerer
1985
Williams
Space Station
1987
Williams
Star Wars (Pro)
2017
Stern
Stranger Things (Pro)
2019
Stern
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Pro)
2020
Stern
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1991
Williams
The Mandalorian (Pro)
2021
Stern
World Poker Tour
2006
Stern

No Quarter Pinball Tournaments

No Quarter Location

922 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206


Game Galaxy – Smyrna

Game Galaxy Nashville Pinball Arcade Smyrna

Play Pinball at Game Galaxy

Pinball Machines: 169

Prices: $15 All Day Pass

Tournaments: Yes (Weekly)

Food/Drinks: No

Game Galaxy Arcade in Smyrna is the ultimate gaming arcade destination just outside of Nashville! Get ready to step back in time to the good ol’ days of pinball and retro games with over 170 pinball machines, both modern and classic, plus an endless array of various arcade games all on free play.

This massive warehouse is a wonderland for both pinball pros and video game enthusiasts alike, offering a unique opportunity to experience the evolution of pinball and arcade games over the decades. Whether you’re a fan of the classics like Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong, or prefer the newer pinball machines like Deadpool, Ghostbusters, and Stranger Things, there’s something for everyone.

But that’s not all – Game Galaxy Arcade is also a hub for the pinball community, hosting IFPA sanctioned pinball tournaments that draw players from all around. The format is usually 8 qualifying rounds of matchplay followed by the top 8 going to the finals with cash prizes going to the top 4 players.

The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and always ready to teach newcomers how to play or provide tips to improve your game.

So grab your friends and family, and get ready for a gaming experience like no other. The atmosphere is welcoming and the staff is happy to help with anything you need. Plus, with rates as low as $12 for one hour or $15 all day, and a special $10 all day per person rate for groups of 4 or more, you won’t break the bank to indulge in the gaming paradise that is Game Galaxy Smyrna. Don’t miss out on the ultimate gaming adventure just a short drive from Nashville!

Game Galaxy Pinball Machines

169 pins – Free Play with $15 Day Pass

AC/DC (Pro)
2012
Stern
Abra Ca Dabra
1975
Gottlieb
Aerosmith (Pro)
2017
Stern
Aladdin's Castle
1975
Bally
Algar
1980
Williams
Ali
1980
Stern
Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle
2018
Spooky
Alien (Remake)
2021
Pinball Brothers
Atlantis
1975
Gottlieb
Attack From Mars
1995
Bally
Avengers: Infinity Quest (Pro)
2020
Stern
BMX
1982
Bally
Back to the Future
1990
Data East
Bad Cats
1989
Williams
Banzai Run
1988
Williams
Barracora
1981
Williams
Batman
1991
Data East
Batman 66 (Premium)
2016
Stern
Baywatch
1995
Sega
Beatles
2018
Stern
Big Game
1980
Stern
Black Knight
1980
Williams
Black Knight 2000
1989
Williams
Black Knight: Sword of Rage (Premium)
2019
Stern
Black Rose
1992
Bally
Bram Stoker's Dracula
1993
Williams
Cactus Canyon (Remake Special)
2021
Chicago Gaming
Centaur
1981
Bally
Cheetah
1980
Stern
Cirqus Voltaire
1997
Bally
Class of 1812
1991
Gottlieb
Congo
1995
Williams
Cosmic Gunfight
1982
Williams
Creature from the Black Lagoon
1992
Bally
Cyclone
1988
Williams
Deadpool (Pro)
2018
Stern
Defender
1982
Williams
Demolition Man
1994
Williams
Dialed In!
2017
Jersey Jack
Diner
1990
Williams
Dirty Harry
1995
Williams
Doctor Who
1992
Bally
Dolly Parton
1978
Bally
Dr. Dude
1990
Bally
Dragonfist
1982
Stern
Earthshaker
1989
Williams
Eight Ball
1977
Bally
Elton John (PE)
2023
Jersey Jack
Elvira and the Party Monsters
1989
Bally
Elvira's House of Horrors (Premium)
2019
Stern
Elvis
2004
Stern
Evel Knievel
1977
Bally
F-14 Tomcat
1987
Williams
Fathom
1981
Bally
Final Resistance
2023
Multimorphic
Firepower
1980
Williams
Fish Tales
1992
Williams
Flash Gordon
1980
Bally
Foo Fighters (Premium)
2023
Stern
Freddy: A Nightmare on Elm Street
1994
Gottlieb
Frontier
1980
Bally
Funhouse
1990
Williams
Game of Thrones (Pro)
2015
Stern
Ghostbusters (Premium)
2016
Stern
Gilligan's Island
1991
Bally
Godzilla
1998
Sega
Godzilla (Premium)
2021
Stern
Gorgar
1979
Williams
Guardians of the Galaxy (Pro)
2017
Stern
Guns 'N Roses
1994
Data East
Guns N' Roses (SE)
2020
Jersey Jack
Halloween (CE)
2021
Spooky
Harlem Globetrotters On Tour
1978
Bally
High Speed
1986
Williams
Hoops
1991
Gottlieb
Indiana Jones
2008
Stern
Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure
1993
Williams
Indianapolis 500
1995
Bally
Iron Maiden
1981
Stern
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast (Pro)
2018
Stern
Iron Man
2010
Stern
JAWS (Premium)
2024
Stern
Jack-Bot
1995
Williams
James Bond 007 (60th Anniversary)
2022
Stern
James Bond 007 (Pro)
2022
Stern
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth
2023
Barrels of Fun
John Wick (Premium)
2024
Stern
Johnny Mnemonic
1995
Williams
Joust
1983
Williams
Judge Dredd
1993
Bally
Jurassic Park
1993
Data East
Jurassic Park (Premium)
2019
Stern
Kiss
1978
Bally
Led Zeppelin (Premium)
2020
Stern
Lord of the Rings
2003
Stern
Lost World
1977
Bally
Medieval Madness
1997
Williams
Medusa
1981
Bally
Metallica (Pro)
2013
Stern
Meteor
1979
Stern
Monday Night Football
1989
Data East
Monopoly
2001
Stern
Monster Bash
1998
Williams
Mousin' Around!
1989
Bally
Mystic
1979
Bally
NBA Fastbreak
1997
Bally
Nine Ball
1980
Stern
Nitro Ground Shaker
1978
Bally
No Good Gofers
1997
Williams
Old Chicago
1975
Bally
PIN-BOT
1986
Williams
Paragon
1979
Bally
Phantom of the Opera
1990
Data East
Pharaoh
1981
Williams
Pinball Magic
1995
Capcom
Popeye Saves the Earth
1994
Bally
Pulp Fiction (SE)
2023
Chicago Gaming
Quicksilver
1980
Stern
Radical!
1990
Bally
Red & Ted's Road Show
1994
Williams
Revenge from Mars
1999
Bally
Rick and Morty (SE)
2019
Spooky
Robo-War
1988
Gottlieb
Robocop
1989
Data East
Rush (Pro)
2022
Stern
Safe Cracker
1996
Bally
Scared Stiff
1996
Bally
Scooby-Doo (CE)
2023
Spooky
Seawitch
1980
Stern
Skateball
1980
Bally
Sorcerer
1985
Williams
Space Shuttle
1984
Williams
Spectrum
1982
Bally
Spider-Man
2007
Stern
Star Gazer
1980
Stern
Star Trek (Pro)
2013
Stern
Star Trek: The Next Generation
1993
Williams
Star Wars
1992
Data East
Star Wars (Pro)
2017
Stern
Star Wars Episode 1
1999
Williams
Stranger Things (Pro)
2019
Stern
Street Fighter II
1993
Gottlieb
Super Mario Bros.
1992
Gottlieb
Swords Of Fury
1988
Williams
Tales from the Crypt
1993
Data East
Tales of the Arabian Nights
1996
Williams
Taxi
1988
Williams
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1991
Data East
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Pro)
2020
Stern
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1991
Williams
The Addams Family
1992
Bally
The Big Lebowski
2016
Dutch
The Champion Pub
1998
Bally
The Getaway: High Speed II
1992
Williams
The Godfather (LE)
2023
Jersey Jack
The Machine: Bride of Pin-Bot
1991
Williams
The Mandalorian (Pro)
2021
Stern
The Munsters (Pro)
2019
Stern
The Simpsons Pinball Party
2003
Stern
The Six Million Dollar Man
1978
Bally
The Sopranos
2005
Stern
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (CE)
2024
Spooky
The Who's Tommy Pinball Wizard
1994
Data East
The X Files
1997
Sega
Theatre of Magic
1995
Bally
Total Nuclear Annihilation
2017
Spooky
Toy Story 4 (LE)
2022
Jersey Jack
Transformers (Pro)
2011
Stern
Twilight Zone
1993
Bally
Venom (Premium)
2023
Stern
Viking
1979
Bally
Voltan Escapes Cosmic Doom
1978
Bally
WHO Dunnit
1995
Bally
WWF Royal Rumble
1994
Data East
Waterworld
1995
Gottlieb
Whirlwind
1990
Williams
White Water
1993
Williams
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
2019
Jersey Jack
World Poker Tour
2006
Stern
X-Men Magneto (LE)
2012
Stern

Game Galaxy Pinball Tournaments

Game Galaxy Location

3 S Lowry St
Smyrna, TN 37167


Eastside Bowl – Madison,TN

Eastside Bowl Nashville Pinball Bar Hot Rod Arcade

Play Pinball at Eastside Bowl

Pinball Machines: 27

Prices: $1 per game

Tournaments: Yes (Monthly)

Food/Drinks: Yes (Full Bar + Restaurant)

If you’re on the lookout for a one-of-a-kind entertainment destination near East Nashville, look no further than Eastside Bowl in Madison, TN! This place is divided into five unique sections, each catering to a different entertainment preference. From a diner to a music venue, there’s something for everyone here.

But the real showstopper? The arcade section at Eastside Bowl, called the Hot Rod Arcade. Boasting over 25 top-notch pinball machines that are kept in impeccable condition, this arcade is a haven for local pinball enthusiasts. You’ll find the latest and greatest machines from Stern Pinball, featuring some of the hottest music themed pins like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Metallica and Rush.

But wait, it gets even better! Playing these awesome machines in this Nashville retro arcade won’t break the bank, with most machines set at just a dollar per play. Plus, you can even show off your pinball skills at monthly IFPA-sanctioned tournaments.

Eastside Bowl’s arcade section is an absolute must-visit for anyone looking for a fun and unique experience in Nashville. So, round up your crew, head on over to Eastside Bowl, and prepare to have a blast!

Eastside Bowl Pinball Machines

27 pins – $1 per play

Eastside Bowl Pinball Tournaments

Eastside Bowl Location

1508A Gallatin Pike S
Madison, TN 37115


Game Terminal – South Nashville

Game Terminal Nashville Pinball Arcade Bar

Play Pinball at Game Terminal

Pinball Machines: 105

Prices: $1 per game

Tournaments: No

Food/Drinks: Yes (Full Bar + Food)

Game Terminal is a mega arcade and bar in South Nashville is the perfect spot for gamers of all levels. With one of the largest selections of retro arcade games and pinball machines in the USA, Game Terminal is a playground for enthusiasts, pin-heads, out-of-towners, and curious locals alike.

Step inside this 18,000-square-foot gaming paradise, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the sounds and glow of vintage gaming. With over 200 vintage and new arcade games and pinball machines, there’s no shortage of entertainment to be found. From classic arcade games like Donkey Kong and Ms. Pacman to the newest pinball machines like Willy Wonka and Jurassic Park, you’ll find it all here. And with gaming costs from $1 and up, it’s easy to get lost in the fun.

But that’s not all! Game Terminal is also home to two oversized bars serving up creative cocktails like the Ready Player Fun and I Dream of Game Genie, as well as local beers from Jackalope, Fat Bottom, Bearded Iris, and more. And for private parties, there are two VIP rooms available for rent, perfect for birthday or bachelor/bachelorette parties.

If you’re looking to take the fun outside, head to The Backyard. This 8,000-square-foot exterior features multiple outdoor games like shuffleboard, ping pong, connect four, corn hole, and jenga. The side patio even has a garden with a fountain, an outdoor ping pong table, and a fire pit. And for the VIP guests, there’s even a 4,000-square-foot onsite basketball court for a spontaneous game or private event.

Game Terminal officially opened on Friday, November 20, 2020, and it’s been a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike ever since. So what are you waiting for? Add Game Terminal to your list of must-visit places to play pinball in Nashville and get ready for a gaming experience like no other!

Game Terminal Pinball Machines

105 Pins – $1 per play

AC/DC (Pro)
2012
Stern
Aerosmith (Pro)
2017
Stern
Apollo 13
1995
Sega
Attack From Mars (Remake) (Special Edition)
2017
Chicago Gaming
Avengers: Infinity Quest (Premium)
2020
Stern
Barry O's Barbecue Challenge (CE)
2024
American
Batman 66 (Premium)
2016
Stern
Batman Forever
1995
Sega
Black Knight
1980
Williams
Black Knight: Sword of Rage (LE)
2019
Stern
Bram Stoker's Dracula
1993
Williams
CSI
2008
Stern
Cactus Canyon (Remake Special)
2021
Chicago Gaming
Cirqus Voltaire
1997
Bally
Congo
1995
Williams
Creature from the Black Lagoon
1992
Bally
Deadpool (LE)
2018
Stern
Dialed In!
2017
Jersey Jack
Dolly Parton
1978
Bally
Elvira and the Party Monsters
1989
Bally
Elvira's House of Horrors (LE)
2019
Stern
Elvis
2004
Stern
Evel Knievel
1977
Bally
F-14 Tomcat
1987
Williams
Fish Tales
1992
Williams
Flash Gordon
1980
Bally
Foo Fighters (Pro)
2023
Stern
Funhouse
1990
Williams
Galactic Tank Force (Deluxe)
2023
American
Game of Thrones (Pro)
2015
Stern
Ghostbusters (Premium)
2016
Stern
Godzilla (Premium)
2021
Stern
Guardians of the Galaxy (LE)
2017
Stern
Guns 'N Roses
1994
Data East
Guns N' Roses (LE)
2020
Jersey Jack
Heavy Metal
2020
Stern
Hot Wheels
2020
American
Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure
1993
Williams
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast (Premium)
2018
Stern
Iron Man
2010
Stern
JAWS (LE)
2024
Stern
JAWS (Premium)
2024
Stern
JAWS (Pro)
2024
Stern
James Bond 007 (60th Anniversary)
2022
Stern
James Bond 007 (Pro)
2022
Stern
Johnny Mnemonic
1995
Williams
Jurassic Park (Premium)
2019
Stern
Kiss
1978
Bally
Kiss (Premium)
2015
Stern
Led Zeppelin (LE)
2020
Stern
Lethal Weapon 3
1992
Data East
Medieval Madness (Remake Royal Edition)
2015
Chicago Gaming
Metallica (Premium)
2013
Stern
Monster Bash (Remake)
2018
Chicago Gaming
NBA Fastbreak
1997
Bally
PIN-BOT
1986
Williams
Pabst Can Crusher
2016
Stern
Phantom of the Opera
1990
Data East
Pirates of the Caribbean
2018
Jersey Jack
Playboy 35th Anniversary
1989
Data East
Primus
2018
Stern
Red & Ted's Road Show
1994
Williams
Rush (Pro)
2022
Stern
Scared Stiff
1996
Bally
Shrek
2008
Stern
Space Jam
1996
Sega
Star Trek (Premium Vault)
2018
Stern
Star Wars
1992
Data East
Star Wars (Comic Art Premium)
2019
Stern
Starship Troopers
1997
Sega
Stranger Things (Pro)
2019
Stern
TRON: Legacy
2011
Stern
Tales of the Arabian Nights
1996
Williams
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1991
Data East
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (LE)
2020
Stern
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
2003
Stern
The Addams Family
1992
Bally
The Champion Pub
1998
Bally
The Godfather (LE)
2023
Jersey Jack
The Machine: Bride of Pin-Bot
1991
Williams
The Mandalorian (Pro)
2021
Stern
The Munsters (LE)
2019
Stern
The Rolling Stones
2011
Stern
The Shadow
1994
Bally
The Simpsons
1990
Data East
The Simpsons Pinball Party
2003
Stern
The Sopranos
2005
Stern
The Who's Tommy Pinball Wizard
1994
Data East
Theatre of Magic
1995
Bally
Total Nuclear Annihilation
2017
Spooky
Toy Story 4 (LE)
2022
Jersey Jack
Twilight Zone
1993
Bally
WWF Royal Rumble
1994
Data East
Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons
2015
Stern
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
2019
Jersey Jack

Game Terminal Pinball Tournaments

Game Terminal Location

201 Terminal Ct
Nashville, TN 37210


More Nashville Pinball Arcade Bars

258 River Rock Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
$15 all day pass
40
3 S Lowry St
Smyrna, TN 37167
Almost 200 pins and 300 arcade machines stretching through four huge rooms. $15 to enter. New pins in front room cost extra. You'll need quarters for those. Rest of the machines are set to free play. Turn on any machine you want to play. Switches are located under the lower right corner of most. If you have issues with a machine, let someone at the front know. Central time zone.
180
201 Terminal Court
Nashville, TN 37210
Pinball machines are one to two tokens each. Tokens are a dollar each. The arcade is free. Super clean place with a full bar. Sterns are all Insider Connected, however WiFi is very weak causing some games to completely go offline at random times.
95
4118 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
6
703 South Cumberland St
Lebanon, TN 37087
4
921 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
1
2 N Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Huge selection of beers with a cigar bar next door. Smoking is allowed.
1
114 8th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203
1
922 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206
Back open after being closed over a year due to tornado damage. Great Neighborhood hang. Good craft beer selection, cocktails, etc.Tournaments every Wednesday @ 7PMOne token (about $.50) per game. Tokens can be purchased from the bar.If you experience problems with the games PLEASE write down and put inside TECH Box located to the right of jukebox, on counter. Thank You!
27
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
1 pinball machines only. Located in Soundwaves.
1
1102 Grundy St
Nashville, TN 37203
Machines not the best but it’s still pinball and the staff is great. $1 each. Arcade games on free play. Decent beer prices for the area.
22
7240 Nolensville Road
Nolensville, TN 37135
All pins and most arcade games on free play with a paid admission. Play all day for one set price. Family friendly. No booze.
4
134 North Main Street
Dickson, TN 37055
3
1100 Plaza Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
8
115 27th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37203
1
3955 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
5
927 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
One token ($.25, or as low as $.10 during certain specials) per game. None of the machines are Stern Insider connected. Features that award free games (match, score threshold replay) are off.
15
3525 Kedron Road
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Closed Sunday & Monday.
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Go Play Pinball in Nashville

We hope this guided tour has helped you discover some of the best pinball arcade bars in Nashville, Tennessee.

From No Quarter’s sleek and modern space to Game Galaxy’s massive collection of over 170 pinball machines, these pinball destinations offer something for everyone.

Eastside Bowl’s Hot Rod Arcade section boasts over 25 top-notch pinball machines, while Game Terminal provides a nostalgic arcade experience with classic games and pinball machines.

Whether you’re a competitive pinball pro or a total newbie, these bars provide a fun and entertaining atmosphere that will leave you wanting more.

Since you are in Nashville, you should join one of these competitive pinball tournaments.

So get some tokens and have a flip-fest in the best Nashville pinball arcade bars!