Illinois (Chicago, suburbs, other cities) Pinball Locations

PLAY PINBALL IN ILLINOIS. HELP KEEP PINBALL ALIVE COMMERCIALLY!!!
Site last updated 12/25/15

Help: I started this list together to assist individuals like myself for finding places to play pinball in the Chicagoland area but have been expanding it to include other cities in IL. There are other websites where you can get this information but this is also to list the places that have one or two machines that might not be known otherwise. Also the quality of the machines is described if gameplay is less than desired. Please refer to the establishments’ websites when applicable for the latest information. If the pin is working less than desired, please report to the establishment’s owner. I have found most are accommodating. Mail any updates to Doug at doug_gaming@yahoo.com or leave a comment here. Note: I don’t live in Illinois any more and only get in once a year, so I would appreciate anyone sending me updates.

No offense intended to game vendors either. I have been around enough pinball to know they break easily and are costly to maintain. I offer the information only for people to know whether they want to travel to a location to play a machine.

Make sure to support these establishments and thank them for having pinball.

Note: You should always call ahead if you plan on bringing children with you particularly if the establishment sells liquor.

This following site is another representation of the data in alphabetical order by machine and is publicly updatable and also includes a map with pincushion balloon marking the locations. I have however on this site included the yellow pages’ name for the establishment, additional machine and establishment information, and phone numbers here. www.pinballrebel.com Pinball rebel now has a GPS map with balloon markers for locations!

See pinballmap.com for a map application and smartphone apps for pinball locations throughout the US including Chicagoland.

If no comment exists next to the game then the condition of the game is unknown.

The intent of this effort is to keep interest in pinball alive commercially and to support the establishments below. To criticize an establishment for having a poorly maintained machine is never the intent of this owner of this website. I offer this material only for the owner’s benefit in help determining what needs to be fixed on a machine and also to help direct patrons to decide where to go.
Have fun!
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Chicago
I typically visit most locations in the suburbs and city on Xmas break and when I am in town except for the college campuses which tend to only be open when school is in session which might mean only weekdays. Any help for those places and those on this list which I have not been able to verify would be appreciated. Thanks!!!

Bad Apple, The 12/28/13
4300 N. Lincoln Ave
773 360 8406
Revenge From Mars (condition unknown)

Beachwood Inn 06/25/13
1415 Wood St.
773 486-9806
Rescue 911 (condition unknown)

Blind Robin, The 08/18/13
853 N. Western Ave.
773 395 3002
Attack from Mars (clean and plays well, 75 cents a credit or 3/$2)
Batman, The Dark Knight (clean; 75 cents a credit or 3/$2)
Hours after 4pm during the week

Bottom Lounge 08/18/13
1375 West Lake Street
312 666 6775
Hours: Sun, Wed., Thurs. 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Fri., Sat. 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM Closed on Mon. and Tues. Volcano Room (2nd floor) opens at 6 PM. All games in good condition with there sound turned up.
Addams Family, The (currently out for repair)
Attack from Mars (out for service)
Bobby Orr Power Play (12/10 On main floor, clean and plays well 50 cents for 3 balls)
Champion Pub (6/24/13:in volcano room, clean and plays well; currently out for service
Creature from the Black Lagoon (12/10 In volcano room, clean and plays well, difficult left ramp, prototype software)
Funhouse(on second floor)
Gilligan’s Island (12/10: In volcano room, clean and plays well)
KISS (condition unknown)
Metallica (pro, brand new)
Seawitch (Immaculate condition 50 cents a game; game is upstairs in the volcano room.)

Car Care Specialist 12/28/13
2909 N Lincoln Ave
773 472-3111
Waterworld (condition unknown)

Chickpea Restaurant 12/28/13
2018 W. Chicago Ave
773 384-9930
Genie (owner says plays well)

Chuck E Cheese’s 10/11/10
5030 S. Kedzie
Pirates of the Caribbean (condition unknown)

Cinemark (MelRose Park) 09/30/13
1001 W. North Ave
Rolling Stones (condition unknown)

Club Foot 04/14/12
1824 W. Augusta
Evening hours after 8pm
(773)4890379
Sopranos (condition unknown)

Cobra Lounge 04/12/12
235 N. Ashland
312 226-6300
Junkyard (condition unknown)

Continental Lounge 04/14/12
2801 W. Chicago Ave
773 292-1200
Big Guns (clean)

Delilah’s 04/12/12
2771 N Lincoln Avenue
(773) 472-2771
AC/DC (brand new)
Open evenings 4pm-2am (3am on Sat)

DEPAUL STUDENT CNTR (LINCOLN PK LOCATION) 10/22/10
2250 N. SHEFFIELD (need confirmation)
773 325-7999 (Main Number)
Dracula (condition unknown)
Harley Davidson
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (condition unknown)

DEPAUL STUDENT CNTR DOWN TOWN LOCATION 10/16/10
773-325-7346 (need confirmation)
Attack From Mars (condition unknown)

Edison Park Inn 06/14/14
6715 N. Olmsted Ave
773 631-2555
currently no pinball

Emporium Arcade Bar 7/23/13
1366 N. Milwaukee
(773) 697-7922
AC/DC Premium
AC/DC Pro
Addams Family, The
Avatar
Metallica Pro
Avengers Pro
Avengers (Hulk LE, Plunger randomly shoots the ball into the playfield. Thor scoring gets stuck.)
Shadow
Theater of Magic
Transformers (Pro)
Twilight Zone
X-men Pro

Empty Bottle 08/07/13
1035 N. Western
773 276-3600
(Music venue, 21+ only)
evening hours
Harley-Davidson (1/12: Stern’s first Edition; No Feature Lamps; Missing Motorcycles from sling targets)
Nascar (A little dirty but everything works. 50 cents a play)

Falcon Inn 6/25/13
1601 E 53rd Ave
Spider-Man (condition unknown)

The Gingerman Tavern 04/14/12
3740 N. Clark
773 549-2050
Junkyard (good condition)

Goose Island Shrimp House 12/28/13
1011 W Division Street
312 642-3640
Batman, The Dark Knight (condition unknown, closed Mondays)

Grand Avenue Shrimp House 12/28/13
5358 W. Grand Ave
773 622-1890
Simpsons Pinball Party, The (condition unknown)

Headquarters Beercade 06/10/14
950 W. Wolfram St.
773 665-5660
Games are in really good condition, but they play loud music here and you can’t hear the games. All games set to free play. Must be 21 to enter. (will card you at the door)
Attack From Mars (Lower GI is out)
Avatar (pro version; clean and plays well)
Circus Voltaire
Guns N’ Roses (Clean and Plays well)
Indiana Jones The Pinball Adventure (Clean and Plays well)
Lord of the Rings
Metallica (LE)
Mustang (Pro)
Playboy (Stern version, turned off)
Simpsons Pinball Party, The
Spider-Man
Star Trek (Starfleet Pro)
Star Wars Episode 1 (looks new and plays well)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Terminator 2
The Addams family (has gold software)
Transformers LE
Wizard of Oz
X-Men (LE, clean and Plays well)

Home Run Inn 09/27/11
4254 W 31st Street
773 247-9696
Pirates of the Caribbean (condition unknown)

I.I.T. CAMPUS MC CORMICK CENTER
33rd S State Street (need confirmation, this data is very old)
Attack from Mars
Star Trek The Next Generation

K’s Dugout 06/13/14
1930 W. Foster Ave
(773) 561-2227
Iron Man (Dirty, but works. I hear Gary Stern laughing whenever the kickback or magnet makes the ball drain. Author’s note: I didn’t write that but funny I thought that’s what Pat Lawlor says every time ball drains on his games in seconds after start!)

Lemming’s on Damen 08/05/13
1850 N. Damen
773 862-1688
AC/DC Premium (Clean and Plays well; 75 cents a credit or 3/$2)
Monster Bash (Clean and Plays well; 75 cents a credit or 3/$2)

Leona’s 05/02/12
1936 W. Augusta Blvd
773-292-4319
Elvis (condition unknown)

Liars Club 08/18/10
1665 W. Fullerton
773 665-1110
Upstairs (open W-Sun only)
Lethal Weapon 3 (12/08: target of center bank half missing, right bank targets may not come up, else plays great)
KISS (12/09:down needs part, owner in search of good repairman)

Lincoln Square Lanes 06/09/14
4874 N. Lincoln
773 561-8191
AC/DC Pro (left flipper sticks but playable)
Addams Family, The (plays great except vault no longer works). Owner very much into pinball.

Little Jim’s Tavern 04/12/12
3501 N Halsted Street
773 871-6116
Batman, The Dark Knight (condition unknown. Owner wanted me to list on this site that this is a “gay” bar)

Logan Hardware 11/15/14
2410 W. Fullerton
30+ pinball games set to free play, any purchase gets you to the back to play games, has 40 arcade games also. Check hours before going.

Martyr’s 08/17/10
3855 N. Lincoln
Evening hours
773 404-9494
Who’s Tommy Pinball Wizard, The (12/08:plays fine, very liberal tilt)

McKellins 06/13/14
2800 W Touhy
773 973-2428
Fish Tales (Horrible LED conversion; no GI; nearly unplayablen)

Nick’s Beer Garden 06/25/13
1516 N. Milwaukee Ave
773 252-1155
Playboy (Stern version, 50/1 or 5/$2, left flipper weak, magazine broken, several GI lamps burned out)

Nick’s Uptown 04/12/12
4015 N. Sheridan
773 975-1155
has a machine, need to call after 4pm to confirm

Northdown Cafe and Tap Room 06/04/14
3244 N Lincoln Ave
Rolling Stones (new, $.75/play)
Simpsons Pinball Party (a little dirty, else OK)
World Cup Soccer ’94 ($1 play)

Peek Inn, The 04/14/12
2825 W. Irving Park Rd.
773 267-5197
Playboy(STERN, condition unknown)

Piece Pizza and Brewery 08/05/13
1927 W. North Ave
773 772-4422
Spider-Man (condition unknown)

Poitin Stil 07/17/13
1502 Jarvis Ave
773 338-3285
Simpsons Pinball Party, The (condition unknown)

Rainbo Club 04/12/12
1150 N. Damen
773 489-5999
CSI (plays and looks like new)

Relish the Thought 07/15/12
3207 N Halsted Street
773 477-7190
(this place is a hot dog and such fare eatery)
Stellar Wars (1979 EM, slow playfield, left flipper weak but can get to all parts of playfield, for sale $650-$750)

Rocking Horse 04/12/12
2535 N Milwaukee Ave
773 486-0011‎
Addams Family, The (condition unknown)

Savemore Lounge 04/20/12
4060 N. Lincoln Ave
Terminator 2 (flippers are a bit weak, game looks and plays well other than that)

Shoes Pub 08/05/13
1134 W. Armitage
Attack from Mars (condition unknown)

Sidekick’s Lounge 04/14/12
4424 West Montrose Ave
773 545-6212
Harley-Davidson (3rd edition, works well and the sound is turned up)

Skylark Restaurant 04/14/12
2149 S. Halstead
312 948-5275
Evening hours after 4pm
GoldenEye (condition unknown)

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar Inc 06/20/11
3540 N Clark Street
773 248-0055 (no answer, mailbox full per 08/17-18/10 phone query)
All games on second floor. Enter thru north door on Clark (dueling pianos door) and walk up the stairs
Family Guy (condition unknown)
Nascar (flippers seem weak, ball play is slow)
NFL? (Chicago Bears backglass, ball likes to get stuck at top of ramp, no tilt seems to be set, else Ok)
Sopranos (flippers too weak for bada bing ramp, right flipper sticks may have to wait for a ball search to release flipper)
South Park (condition unknown)

Stella’s Sports Bar 04/14/12
935 N. Western Ave.
773 384-0077
Guns n Roses (condition unknown)

Streetside Cafe 09/01/11
3201 W. Armitage
773 252-9700‎
Spider-Man (sound is set low, upper flipper sticks and can be weak at times; playfield is a little dirty; else OK)

Strictly Locals 11/20/10
4866 N. Clark
773 541-1594
Space Mission(condition unknown)
Site is an art gallery, check hours before going

Sudz Laundromat 10/08/10
1425 W. Morse
773 465-3806
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (condition unknown)

Ten Cat Tavern 04/20/12
3931 N Ashland Avenue
773 935-5377
Demolition Man (excellent condition)
Frank Thomas Big Hurt (9/11: Clean, volume set low, was out of order. Has a few issues with balls getting stuck/lost under the playfield.)

The Flat Iron 08/18/13
1565 N. Milwaukee
773 489-0011
Goldeneye (no sound, plays well)

The Mutiny 08/05/11
2428 N. Western
773-486-7774
Batman, The Dark Knight (no lights on backbox, no sound, beat up badly)

Three Aces 04/14/12
1321 W. Taylor Street
312 243-1577
Elvis (condition unknown)

Timber Lanes 04/12/12
1851 Irving Park
773 549-9770
Pirates of the Caribbean (7/10: display and autolaunch both dead)

Waveland Bowl 04/20/12
3700 N. Western
773 472-5900
Revenge From Mars (not working)
South Park (autolauncher’s dead; trouble making the Kenny shot, (seems to be obstructed))

Whirly Ball 06/24/13
1880 W Fullerton
800-894-4759
Nascar (10/11: right flipper is weak at times, can sometimes climb the left ramp using it, but most of the time not. Plays with tokens.)
World Poker Tour (condition unknown)

Woodlawn Tap 04/14/12
1172 E 55th Street
773 643-5516
Elvis (condition unknown)

Chicago Suburbs
Addison
Stardust Bowl 04/14/12
37 E Lorraine Avenue # 1
630 833-1040
Theater of Magic (11/11:right flipper getting weak, other than that plays well)

Lazer X 6/24/13
1455 W. Lake St
Eight Ball Deluxe (condition unknown)
Space Invaders (condition unknown)

Algonquin

Alsip
Fun-Time Square 8/25/13
11901 S. Cicero Ave
Batman (Data East, playfield is a little worn, but everthing works. in a dark area operator turned on the lights when I was there.)
Judge Dredd (clean playfield, left flippers a little weak making a difficult right ramp shot else oke game seems to work well)

Arlington Heights
Beverly Lanes 04/14/12
8 S. Beverly Ln
847 253-5238
Godzilla (1/12: T target fixed; plays well)
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Aurora
Cinemark Tinseltown USA 08/07/13
320 South Lincolnway
Lord of the Rings (condition unknown)
Striker Xtreme (condition unknown)

Batavia
Chuck E Cheese’s 04/12/12
511 N Randall Road
630-482-2374
Pirates of the Caribbean(condition unknown).

Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center 06/14/14
www.funwaybatavia.com
1335 S River St
630 879-8717
Games work on tokens
Space Jam (Game plays well. Clean. Wabbit Hole sometimes does not kick out until ball finder does it. Wabbit Hole scoring may not be working correctly (I didn’t see any benefit from it). Fun game.)
Vendor (site’s games)

Bensenville/Deer Park
Century 16 Deer Park Center 04/14/12
21600 W Field Parkway
847 438 8518
Games are inside paying area but you can sign your name on sheet with ticket taker to play the games. Tokens only.
Rolling Stones (11/11: weak flippers but manager said he would look into)

Berwyn
Cigars and Stripes 07/15/13
6715 W Ogden
708 484-1043
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Getaway, High Speed II, The

Mr. Submarine 07/04/13
6341 W. 26th Street
708 795-9633
Monopoly (condition unknown)

Bloomingdale 09/30/13
Century Theatres at Stratford
804 Stratford Square Mall
630 893-0271
Tokens only. Games are outside paid ticket area.
Metallica (pro, 50 cents, working well)
Rolling Stones (50 cents, added LEDs, Working well)

Bolingbrook

Bridgeview
Sinbad’s Castle 03/21/12
9010-12 S Harlem
708 430-4806
Most games-25 cents, but most games have problems. This place is play at your own risk. If the ball gets stuck, and the game is broke, you aren’t getting your money back. No credit for another game.
Apollo 13 (no DMD, 25 cent play) 10/08/10
Cue Ball Wizard (3/11: not sure if target above 8 is work, incline set low, ball is really slow)
Guns n Roses (Working —slow play; 25 cent play)
Jurassic Park (Not Working March 21, 2012 – Door Open on dmd–low sound, trex does not eat, 25 cent play)
NBA Fastbreak (H curved metal sometimes does not completely set so can result in stuck ball under metal)
Pinbot (condition unknown)
Road Show(Not Working)
Star Wars Trilogy (Working – Charging $0.50 even thought he paper says $0.25)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Leans to the right making for easy right outlane drains, no DMD else ok)

Brookfield
Brixie’s Bar n Grill 11/15/14
9526 Ogden Avenue
708 387-0050
Owner is very much into pinball. Games serviced regularly by Stern Pinball employee.
Medieval Madness
Spider-Man
Star Trek
Walking Dead, The

Galloping Ghost Arcade 01/28/12
9415 Ogden Ave
Black Knight (working, but left flipper sticking)
Flash (working)
Funhouse (working, needs a cleaning soon)
Gorgar (sound can be flaky)
Hot Tip (not working)
Millionaire (working)
Pinbot (works great)
Space Mission (not working)
Twilight Zone (working, plays nice)
All games set to free play, pins are in seperate store front almost a block away. Must pay $15 to play games. Has many video arcade games as well. www.gallopingghostarcadefor more info.

Burbank
Haunted Trails 10/28/13
Avengers (clean and plays well)
Metallica (pro, clean and plays well)
Pirates of the Caribbean (clean and plays well)
Sopranos (clean and plays well)
Wizard of Oz (clean and plays well, clean and plays well, $1/Credit, every 5th token gives additional 1/4 credit)

Pinballs are in the arcade by the Miniature Golf – the smaller arcade area (of the 2) at this place – games are $1 in tokens, or 3 plays for $2

Carpenterville
Washmaster Laundry 12/13/10
150 JF Kennedy Dr. #24
847 428-3531 (phone disconnected)
South Park (condition unknown)
Striker Xtreme (condition unknown)

Cary
Maple Tree Inn 6/25/13
101 N. First Street
AC/DC Premium (75/1 or 2/$3, clean and plays perfectly)

Cicero
Falco’s Pizza 05/16/12
5643 W. Cermak
708 652 2027
Star Wars Episode I (video screen repaired)

Countryside

Crestwood
Hollywood Fun Park 11/02/13
5051 Cal – Sag road
708-389-7275
Metallica (running 1.02)
South Park (on 2nd floor, Clean and plays like new)
Stern Star Trek (clean and plays well; sound turned up; set for ticket redemption but gives replays; 80 cents a credit)
Transformers (pro) (sometimes flippers stick; else Ok)
X- Men (pro)

Darien

Des Plaines
River Rand Bowl 04/12/12
191 N. River Road
847 299-1001
FunHouse (condition unknown)
Vendor:?

Downers Grove
Tivoli Bowling Lanes 12/23/15
http://www.tivolibowl.com
938 Warren Avenue
630 969-0660
Pirates of the Caribbean (Two balls stuck in tortuga disk, left flipper slightly extended, poor repair record- this game has been there for years, many of the arcade games are OOO)

(West) Dundee
Underground Retrocade 06/05/14
121 W Main St
This place charges a flat fee for unlimited play of the games. Go to undergroundretrocade.com for more info.
Black Knight
Blackout
Buck Rogers
Fire!
Space Shuttle
Xenon

Elgin
Dutch Inn West 04/12/12
2288 Foothill Rd
Theater of Magic (clean and plays well)
847 888 9560

Elgin Community College 11/10
Student Life
1700 Spartan Dr
847 697-1000 x7370. Closed on Sundays; not sure about saturdays
Director of Student Life said these games are really for the students of the college and would not provide me an updated list of games there. The following was the list as of May ’07.
Junkyard
Shadow, The
Terminator 2
Theater of Magic

Elk Grove Village
Elk Grove Bowl 08/07/13
53 S. Arlington Heights Road
White Water ($.50/1, $1.50/4, $2/6. Software rev. L-4. Game has multiple issues: Upper flipper too weak to hit ramp shots, Lost Mine kickout doesn’t recognize balls, ball hangup under Bigfoot Bluff ramp entrance)

Real Time Sports 04/12/12
www.realtimesportsbar.com
1120 W Devon Avenue
847 534-5000
Spider-Man (condition unknown)

Evanston
Century Theaters 09/30/13
http://www.centurytheatres.com
1715 Maple Ave
847 491 9751
Rolling Stones (condition unknown)

Little Island Inc 04/12/12
2600 Crawford Avenue
847 866-7670
South Park (condition unknown)

Fox River Grove
Mr Beefy’s 02/03/12
512 Northwest Hwy Lowr
847 516 4626
Dracula (Bram Stoker, right flipper not the best, works ok just needs a tune up)

Glenview
Hackney’s on Lake 04/20/12
http://www.hackneysonlake.com
1514 E Lake Avenue
847 724-7171
Iron Man (condition unknown)

Huntley
Pinball World Life Headquarters 12/06/11
www.pinballlife.com
11930 Oak Creek Pkwy
Al’s Garage Band goes on World Tour (1/11 condition unknown)
Big Strike (1/11 Fully restored and super clean, works 100 percent)
Godzilla (1/11 works great)
Iron Man (1/11 Modified with special side rails and lockdown bar., works 100 %)
No Fear (1/11 plays perfect)
Pirates of the Caribbean (1/11 plays well)
Shadow, The (1/11 clean)

Island Lake
Fan Club, The (formerly Mother Murphy’s) 08/17/10
213 E State Road
847 526-8800 (ph disconnected)
Elvis (condition unknown)

Joliet
Chuck E. Cheese’s 12/21/09
3250 Chicagoland Circle
815 267 3676 (reorder 8/18/10 query)
Simpsons Pinball Party (plays great; high score wins coupon for tickets)

Cinemark – Louis Joliet Mall 04/12/12
3340 Mall Loop Drive
815-267-8832
Rolling Stones (tokens only)

Lake Villa
Nutties 12/29/10
65 W Grand Ave
847 356 9894
Addams Family, The (replay at 83M, stingy on match)

Lemont

Lincolnwood
Novelty Golf 07/23/13
3650 W. Devon
847 679-9434
(Open beginning of April through Columbus Day)
Attack from Mars (Left Flipper is a little slanted down, but the game is very playable.)
Dr Dude (4/12: This game is ridiculously tilted. It’s not even fair to play it with how tilted it is.)
Theater of Magic (9/11: magnet on trunk will not capture 3rd ball for multiball,)
World Cup Soccer (Right Flipper is TERRIBLE – It is very, very, very weak. You can’t hit much of nothing.)

Lisle

Lockport
State Street Restaurant 04/14/12
1118 S State Street
815 838-9116
Dirty Harry (11/08: Ball search has to find ball in drain or warehouse, left sling dead or pops on its own, top upper flip weakm hard to make ramp, ramp skill shot sometimes lets ball go to top rollovers and not give a chance to hit ball, multiball did not start even though warehouse entered, HQ light out, Magna did not register)
Road Show (11/08: left plunger broken and ball stuck there, piece of left inlane missing so ball in left ramp falls into outlane)
Terminator 2 (11/08: no sound, skill shot not register, lock and rigt orbit lights out, leans right, auto launch during multiball does not work)

Lombard
Enchanted Castle 01/30/14
1103 S. Main St
AC/DC (clean)
Avengers (pro, clean, plays well)
CSI (While playing, didn’t see anything wrong with it.)
Lord of the Rings
Metallica
Nascar (sign on game says for sale as is, $4,500)
Rolling Stones
Simpsons Pinball Party (Flipper ok and plenty of sound as of 7/10/13 -(previous: Left Flipper is not great – NO sound)
Transformers (Combo LE; in perfect condition)

McCook
Max McCook Athletic and Exposition 05/02/12
4750 S. Vernon Ave.
708 485 9900
http://www.max-mccook.com/soccer.htm
Johnny Mnemonic (working; has ball stuck at crazy bob’s saucer that never pops out; sometimes place doesn’t turn the lights on; (turned them on at 6PM, when I was there) very hard to see in the dark; good condition)
Monster Bash (Good condition; everything works; can be seen fairly well even in the dark.)

McHenry
Riveria Pizzaria 07/15/13
4405 W. Elm St
815 578-0885
Family Guy (condition unknown)

Mount Prospect
Photos Hot Dogs 04/14/12
1706 E. Kensington Rd
847 635 6200
Corvette (condition unknown)

Naperville, IL
Brunswick Zone 12/25/15
1515 W Aurora Ave
630 355 7622
Must purchase chips to play.
Lord of the Rings (condition unknown)
Viper Night Drivin’ (condition unknown)

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria 11/25/11
www.loumalnatis.com
131 W Jefferson Avenue # 123
630 717-0700
Wheel of Fortune (condition unknown, but Monster Bash was poorly maintained all the years it was there)

Odyssey Fun World 7/12/13
3440 Odyssey Court
Roller Coaster Tycoon (upper R flipper weak; game well worn overall)

Players Indoor Sports Center 07/12/13
1740 Quincy Ave
Austin Powers (wasn’t registering tokens properly, don’t know about dollar bill acceptor; plays ok)

Niles
Replay 11/02/12
(in the Golf Mill Centre)
239 Golf Mill Centre
847 824 6160 disconnected
Many of the machines were for sale in 2008. The web page administrator has never been here yet but recent updates to http://www.pinballrebel.com has shown that many of these games need serious repair
Addams Family (not working)
Getaway: High Speed II, The (Ball keeps getting stuck on the right side in the back. 3 times it happened)
No Fear (sound too low, plays ok)
Terminator 2 (1/11: flippers are weak, sound turned all the way up)
Vendor: ?

Northbrook
Nickel City 04/12/13
www.nickelcitygames.com
555 Waukegan Rd
847 559-8727
Austin Powers ($2 entry fee; games play on nickels – This game is 3 nickels – Working well. Owner is very pin-savvy, kept in service)

Palatine
Lamplighter Inn 04/14/12
60 N Bothwell Street
847 991-2420
Medieval Madness (11/11: Playable but needs service. Lots of bulbs out, one of the top rollovers did not work, tilt is off, no sound, no drawbridge or castle gate, one troll is dead, and it needs leveled.)

Plainfield
Nabby’s Restaurant & Catering 04/14/12
14802 N Michigan Street
815 436 7502
Scared Stiff(12/09: direct crate hits don’t register (use 1 and 2 targets) rightmost deadhead rollover not register, center deadhead light dim, right flipper is slightly extended, slow right ramp shot can get ball stuck at top of ramp above top rollover by hanging wire, crate jackpot not always award, humming noise coming from machine when ball kicked out from coffin, else plays great, all features work)

Round Lake Beach
Buffalo Wild Wings 04/14/12
500 E Rollins Rd
847 546 8366
Addams Family, The (condition unknown)

Rochelle
T-Byrd Lanes 04/14/12
1172 Lincoln Highway
815 562 4822
Family Guy (reg maintained)

Schaumburg
Gameworks 01/12/15
www.gameworks.com Note: Gameworks are located throughout United States and each has a couple pinball machines.
601 N Martingale Rd
(847) 330-9675
24 (Clean and Plays well)
Family Guy(Game is level now, plunger chute missing gate so balls can enter back in, has a match sequence now)
Iron Man(clean and plays well)
Mustang (downstairs, ticket redemption)
Sopranos (out of order)

Skokie
Herm’s Hotdog Palace 04/14/12
3406 Dempster Street
847 673-9757
Jurassic Park(condition unknown)

Spring Grove
Tammy’s Pizza and Pasta 04/14/12
6817 State Park Road
847 587 7408
Twister (condition unknown)

St. Charles
Pheasant Run Resort 07/17/13
http://www.pheasantrun.com
4051 E Main St
630 584-6300
Creature From the Black Lagoon (working; the “game room” may be booked with a private party.)

Summit
Fleetwood Roller Rink 04/14/12
7231 W. Archer
708 458 0300
Batman, The Dark Knight (condition unknown)
Only open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Evenings for complete hours check website

Tinley Park
Holsteins Bar 06/26/12
17358 south oak park avenue
World Poker Tour (good condition, but be careful not to tilt the machine. It doesn’t reset after you lose your balls and may need to be restarted.)

Odyssey Fun World 10/22/12
19111 S Oak Park Ave
Austin Powers (left coin mech eats coin but otherwise fine)
Star Wars (out of order)

Vernon Hills
Brunswick Zone 04/14/12
316 Center Drive
847 367 1600
Austin Powers (11/10: has trouble with the laser/DMD says coil needs repair may have to wait a minute or two for ball to return to play)

Chuck E. Cheese 04/14/12
700 N Milwaukee Avenue # 134
847 327 9340
Simpsons Pinball Party, The (10/08: bumpers fairly dead, locked ball did not stay in plastic black tray, Bart skateboard not hittable, dirty playfield)

Villa Park
Odeum’s Soup Salad & Subs 12/11/10
1033 N Villa Ave
630 941 9292
Circus Voltaire (location in gameroom May hold special events that require admission. Check in advance)
Striker Extreme (condition unknown)

Safari Land 09/24/11
http://www.safarilandfun.com/index.html
701 W. North Avenue
Tel: (630) 530-4649
Fax: (630) 530-7539
Lord of the Rings (9/22/11: plays very well, few bulbs out – no direct balrog hits)
Monopoly (Flippers fixed; ball tends to get stuck up around the bank; can nudge it loose without tilting.; else in pretty good condition)
Revenge from Mars (plays fine, a bit left-sloped, left flipper a little weak)
Super Mario Brothers: Mushroom World (This game is located in the “kids” section around the Basketball games are. It’s not by the other pinballs.)

Warrenville
On the Rocks 4/20/12
3S071 State Route 59
Batman, the Dark Knights (serviced 1/12)
Tron Legacy (has EI wire on ramp)

Waukegan
Brunswick Zone 11/24/10
631 Lakehurst Rd
Corvette (condition unknown)

West Dundee
Maxwell’s Hot Dogs 04/14/12
551 S. 8th Street
847 551-8888
No Fear (10/10: game leans to left and has a broken drop target)

Wheaton
Wheaton Bowl 12/25/15
2031 N. Gary Ave
630 668 4102
Roller Coaster Tycoon-(2014-06-14: The machine is broken. Four balls are stuck along the left-hand side. Perhaps a kicker is broken. Looking at the playfield, though, it is well-worn, dirty, and not well-maintained.)

Willow Springs
Ashbury Coffee House 07/15/12
8695 Archer Ave
Indiana Jones (condition unknown, owner indicated it may be in need of repair)

Imperial Oak Brewing 06/09/14
501 Willow Blvd.
Avengers (LE)
Star Trek (LE)

Winfield
Tony’s Steamers 04/14/12
27W213 Geneva Road
630 665 2050
Monopoly (condition unknown)
(Hot dog and restaurant fare)

Wood Dale
Wood Dale Bowl 04/14/12
http://www.wooddalebowl.com
155 W Irving Park
630 766 6800
RoadShow (condition unknown)

Woodridge
AMC Woodridge 18 12/25/15
10000 Woodward Ave
630-972-1640
Game is located outside the paying ticket area
Pirates of the Caribbean (12/10: center saucer weak so sometimes awards the saucer award after falling back into the hole but other than that clean and still plays great – been there for at least 3 years, works on tokens.)

Woodstock
Woodstock Town Tap 06/25/13
219 N. Benton St. (near Metra station)
Addams Family, The (condition unknown)
Family Guy (condition unknown)

Other cities

Bloomington
Chicago Style Pizzeria 04/22/12
1500 East Empire Street
309 663-9566‎
Twilight Zone (plays very well)

Chuck E Cheese 12/27/09
1701 E Empire Street
309 663 4486
Pirates of the Caribbean (condition unknown)

Gradys Family Fun Park 08/23/13
1501 Morrissey Drive
309 662-3332
seasonal hours during warm weather
Indianapolis 500 (condition unknown in tickets-arcade building)

Illinois Brewing Co 04/17/12
http://www.illinoisbrewing.com
102 N Center
309 829-2805
Attack From Mars (very good condition)

Maguire’s Pub 04/16/12
220 N Center St
309 829 0002
Medieval Madness (very good condition)

Moose Lodge #745 04/17/12
614 IAA Drive
309 663 1432
Road Show (very good condition, must be a moose member or be accompanied by a moose member to get in)

Carbondale
Italian Village 12/22/09
http://www.italianvillagecarbondale.com/
405 S Washington
618 457-0212
South Park (condition unknown)

Laundry World 12/27/09
601 South University Avenue
618 529 3930
NBA Fastbreak (condition unknown)

SIU Student Center 04/14/12
807 S University Avenue
618 453-2803
Indiana Jones (condition unknown)
Junkyard (condition unknown)
Shrek (condition unknown)

Times Square 12/22/09
1225 E. Main St
618 457-8940 ph disconnected
Fish Tales (ok 1/07)
Terminator 2 (good 1/07, for sale)
World Cup Soccer (1/07, display not working)

Champaign
Brass Rail 09/13/13
15 E University Ave
Star Trek The Next Generation(many burnt out lights)
Vendor: ?

Fat Sandwich Company 12/09/13
502 E John St
Dr. Dude ($0.50/play or 3 plays/$1)
Rollergames ($0.50/play or 3 plays/$1)
Vendor:?

G-Mart Comics 12/09/13
44 E Main St #103
Dr Who (Plays like a much newer game)
Mata Hari (Only $0.25/play!)
Swords of Fury ($0.50/play or 3 plays/$1)
Vendor:?

Joe’s Brewery 08/20/12
706 South 5th Street
(217) 384-1790
South Park (good condition)

Illini Inn 12/22/09
901 South 4th Street
217 344-5209
World Cup Soccer (condition unknown)

Jupiter’s Pizzeria 09/16/12
39 E Main Street
217 398 5988
Dirty Harry (I don’t have time to break in any newcomers.)
Theater of Magic (condition unknown)

Jupiter’s Pizzeria 04/25/12
2511 Village Green Pl.
Fish Tales (condition unknown)
Monopoly (condition unknown)

Memphis on Main 10/09/12
55 E. Main Street
217 398 1097
Roller Coaster Tycoon (condition unknown)

Mike and Molly’s 02/01/12
105 North Market Street
Demolition Man (condition unknown)

Quality 12/09/13
110 N Neil St
X-Men Magneto ($1/play or 3 plays/$2)

Starcrest Cleaners 02/03/11
202 S Country Fair Drive
217 355-8284
World Cup Soccer (condition unknown)

Danville
Illini Skateland 04/12/12
www.illiniskateland.com
8 Brewer Rd
217 442-3340
No Good Gophers (condition unknown)

Dekalb
Star Worlds Arcade 11/02/13
1234 E. Lincoln Highway
815 787-4599
Batman Forever (excellent)
Black Knight (excellent)
Caveman (very good)
Haunted House
Pinbot (very good)

Harvard
Airport Road Car Wash 01/14/14
110 Airport Road
815 943 8450
Hook (Works so-so. Left and right flippers don’t always go all the way down, other minor issues)
Rolling Stones (Excellent shape. Everything works well.)

Johnsburg
Pizza House 04/14/12
4216 N Johnsburg Rd
815 759 1682
Addams Family, The (condition unknown)

Loves Park
Volcano Falls Adventure Park 06/24/13
7602 Rock Valley Parkway
Champion Pub (condition unknown)
Rescue 911 (condition unknown)
Star Wars Trilogy (condition unknown)

Marseilles
Mrs T’s 04/14/12
210 Commercial Street
815 795-6247
Roller Coaster Tycoon (01/10: volume low but plays well, few lights out but none out for goals. 50 cents a play, 21 and over only!!)

McClean
America’s Playable Arcade Museum 04/14/12
Retro-80’s arcade
www.vintagevideogames.com
107 N Hamiltion Street
Road Show
The Shadow
Addams Family
Black Knight 2000
Whitewater
Rocky & Bullwinkle (currently out of order)
Mystery Castle
Target Alpha (Home Use Only – amazing)
Atari Video Pinball

Normal
Godfather’s Pizza 03/27/10
1540 E College Ave # 1
309 452-4466 ph disconnected
Shrek (working well)

ISU Bowling and Billiards Center 04/22/12
400 W. Locust St.
309 438 2555
Family Guy (operational and fair condition)

Pizza Hut 04/17/12
1601 E College Ave
309 888-4911
NBA FastBreak (fair condition)

Ottawa
Obee’s Soup Salad & Subs 12/26/09
816 La Salle Street
815 433-4805
Monopoly (condition unknown)

Peoria/Bartonville
Chuck E. Cheese 04/14/12
2601 W. Lake Ave
309 688-2874
RollerCoaster Tycoon (1-25cent Token per play, no match, no free game score, good game)

Crystal Clean Laundromat 04/14/12
3717 N Sterling Ave
309 685-0822
Road Show (condition unknown)

Hangar Too, The 08/17/10
6100 W Everett M Dirksen Parkway
Inside the Greater Peoria Airport
Attack from Mars (clean and playing well)

Pizza Hut 12/26/09
1351 W. Garfield Ave
309 697-8787
Junkyard (condition unknown)

Peru
Illinois Valley Super Bowl 04/14/12
4242 Mahoney Dr.
815 223-5085
Barb Wire (condition unknown)

Rockford
Cherry Bowl 3/25/13
7171 Cherryvale Blvd
Simpsons Pinball Party, The (Machine is pretty dirty, some bulbs out, pretty slow response on some features.)

CJ’s Lounge 08/25/14
300 E. State Street
Harley-Davidson (condition unknown)
World Poker Tour (condition unknown)

Nickelworld 01/06/15
3321 N Main St
F-14 Tomcat (plays well)
X-Files (plays well but had problem with new ball set)
one other game but out of order
Vendor: ?

Toad Hall Books and Records 6/13/14
2106 Broadway
Wizard of Oz

Savoy
Old Orchard Links, Inc. 12/26/09
907 North Dunlap Avenue
217 378-4653, seasonal warm-weather hours only
South Park (condition unknown)

South Roxana
CP Pinball 01/18/13
www.cppinball.com
115 Sinclair Ave
618-251-6337
80 plus pins on free play $10.00 admission. St. Louis Area. All games excellent shape.

Urbana
Canopy Club 04/03/12
708 S. Goodwin Ave
217 367-3140
Elvis (condition unknown)

Illini Union 09/13/13
1401 West Green Street
217 333-0161
Junkyard (Misaligned flippers. Missing rubbers up by the crane, ball has tendency to get stuck)
Scared Stiff (Crate shot doesn’t register, inside leaper shots now register crate hits.)
World Cup Soccer (Currently Out of Order 9/13/2013)

KCM Auto Care 12/09/13
1709 N. Cunningham Avenue
Getaway, High Speed II ($0.50/play or 3 plays/$1)

TJ’s Laundry Service 12/09/13
1502 N. Cunningham Avenue
no phone
Congo (condition unknown)
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Leagues:
There is the Chicago Pinball League that many professionals play in people’s homes with their private collections.

Also see www.pinballmafia.net

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Other sites
Here is another useful link
http://www.pinballrebel.com I try to keep this site in sync. There are some locations like those on college campuses that I did not track down. Also if the location did not answer, I did not repeatedly try. There are also places that had pinball but I can no longer find a yellow page location. Also I carried over comments that were there before if the machine is still there. Anyone can update the site. Feel free to make changes to it.

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