The 8-Bit Arcade is very spacious, with many pinball machines, video games, and an enclosed patio in the back. On our recent visit, they had 27 pins, pizza and beer! Soft drinks and ice cream are available too, if you prefer. When Terrance and Pete, the owners of the Local 907 (great sandwiches!) saw that the antique store across the street was moving out, they decided to take over the space themselves and open an arcade last November. The pair work at the 8-Bit regularly, and have partnered with two main pinball operators — SilverAgeSilverBall and Marquee Amusements — along with a few others who operate a couple of games each.
Renton is really close to Seattle, only about an hour away from downtown by way of Metro routes 101 or 106. The 8-Bit Arcade’s hours are 4PM to 2AM weekdays and noon to 2AM on Saturday and Sunday, with all ages hours until 9PM. And they’re soon buying their first new in box pinball machine: The Walking Dead!
8 Bit Arcade, 916 S 3rd St, Renton WA 98057
For complete list of the pinball machines go to our King County Pinball List here.