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Parties, Pints, and Triple Plays at Pinballz
"More is better" at Austin arcade
"...When it comes to running a gaming arcade, Pinballz founder Darren Spohn has learned one lesson: Like..."

July 29, 2016 Sports Feature by Richard Whittaker

Arcade Fire
Pastime becomes passion project becomes Pinballz
"...Pinballz Arcade should not exist. Game arcades are a dead..."

April 6, 2012 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Best Arcade Archive
Pinballz Arcade
"...royal girlfriend from an ape with too many barrels. Pinballz brings back the highlights of yesteryear's arcade culture with..."

Oct. 14, 2011 Best of Austin Feature

Links to the Community Arcade
Remember that Texatron story? Here are those links.
"...you just finished reading my article about the Texatron arcade cabinet. Congratulations. Oh, you didn’t read it? Well, now’s..."

Sept. 8, 2011 Screens Post by James Renovitch

The Cinema Comes to Pinballz Kingdom
Arcade opening its first drive-in this weekend
"...If you think of Pinballz, you'll probably think of the zap of video games..."

Aug. 26, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Community Arcade
How the Texatron will bring us together
"...When was the last time you played a new arcade game that didn't involve discerning minute differences between pornographic..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Pueblo Viejo's New Location, Bishop Cidercade's Austin Debut, Pinballz Japanese Whiskey, and More
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...eruption of retro heaven on earth that features 150 arcade games, and the whole glowing shebang of it’s fueled..."

Sept. 2, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

New Drive-In Cinemas Lighting Up Austin
The movies you want to see with the social distancing you demand
"...the Community Cinema – are opening extra drive-ins, and arcade wizards Pinballz are getting into the cinema business at..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

VR Arena Adds Cardio to Your Virtual Experience
Virtuix's new attraction at Pinballz has players running and gunning without moving
"...to premiere their latest creation: the VR Arena at Pinballz Lake Creek...."

March 22, 2019 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Best Gamer Hangout
TIE: Dragon's Lair; Pinballz Arcade
"...mean there's not room for a massive blipping, blooping arcade of Tron-like proportions (Pinballz), replete with vintage multiballers and..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Best of Austin Feature

Best Gaming Hangout
Pinballz Arcade
"...days that you just can't even right now? Hail, Pinballz! Give that kid $25-30 (factoring in snacks) and s/he..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Best of Austin Feature

Best Teen Hangout
Pinballz Arcade
"...days that you just can't even right now? Hail, Pinballz! Give that kid $25-30 (factoring in snacks) and s/he..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Best of Austin Feature

All-Ages Venue
Pinballz Arcade
"...“Pinballz consistently brings out the 10-year-old in me. A great..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Best of Austin Feature

Party Place
Pinballz Arcade
"..."We love the nostalgia of the arcade games and always have a good time." – Deborah..."

May 14, 2021 Best of Austin Feature

Best Party Place
Pinballz Arcade
"...to resemble the titular games of this North Austin arcade, but at least here, there are 13,000 square feet..."

Sept. 13, 2013 Best of Austin Feature

Best of Austin – Thursday
BOA all day, erryday
"...5326 Manchaca Rd., 512/828-7636, www.strangebrewloungeside.com. Pinballz Arcade..."

March 20, 2015 Features Feature

Battle the Bat Pinball Tourney
Head to Pinballz for this super tournament
"...Austin's pinball palace, the almighty Pinballz Arcade, is hosting a "Battle the Bat" pinball tourney..."

July 13, 2012 Sports Feature by Mark Fagan

Mardi Gras 2015: Local Gras and a Carnaval Comeback
Samba Police reassemble after 15-year hiatus
"...PINBALLZ PARTY GRAS 12pm-12am. Pinballz Arcade, 8940 Research #100, Free...."

Feb. 13, 2015 Chronolog Post by Nina Hernandez

Shakey Graves’ SXSW Scavenger Hunt
Tape Quest encourages fans to explore Austin
"...cassette player he put at the prize counter of Pinballz Arcade was obtained before he even announced the clue...."

March 12, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Ways for Grownups to Act Like a Kid This July
Youthful diversions from kickball to video games
"...at a double-elimination-style tournament for prizes. Third Fridays, 5-8pm. Pinballz Arcade, 8940 Research #100, 512/420-8458. pinballzarcade.com/events...."

June 30, 2022 Events Post by Katherine McNevins

All-Ages Venue
Pinballz Arcade

Nov. 8, 2019 Best of Austin Feature

Party Place
Pinballz Arcade

Nov. 8, 2019 Best of Austin Feature

Party Place
Pinballz Arcade

Nov. 2, 2018 Best of Austin Feature

Best All-Ages Venue
Mohawk
"...Finalists: Emo's, Pinballz Arcade..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Best of Austin Feature

Best Party Place
Pinballz Arcade

Nov. 3, 2017 Best of Austin Feature

Civics 101
Civic events calendar, Nov. 17-22
"...at this benefit for the Austin Humane Society. 2:30pm. Pinballz Arcade, 8940 Research Blvd. #100. www.pinballzarcade.com. monday21..."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Column

The Best Austin Bars for "Adult Play"
These bars might make you feel like a kid again
"...• Recess Arcade Bar..."

July 29, 2016 Events Post by Lisa Gossett

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