As everyone probably knows by now because of the current pandemic restrictions in WA no pinball machines are allowed to be turned until phase 4. Below is a list of some of the changes that local businesses are doing to help them weather these difficult times. Naturally most locations with kitchens are still selling food and drinks but they also have to close by 10pm. Eat and drink at a safe distance or get something to-go. Don’t forget to tip!
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updated: August 15, 2020
Coindexter’s has self-made shirts, hoodies and koozies available at their location but if you can’t get there physically they have also set up way for people to order some of their merch via Redbubble: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/46787052
Their kitchen is also open until 11 for take out: https://www.coindexters.com/
All of the Full Tilt Ice Cream locations are open for walk-in pick up (beer too) but if you can’t get to one of the physical locations you can still buy a pint at one of the many stores that carry their ice cream. You can also purchase various merch via their website! https://www.fulltilticecream.com/
Flip Flip Ding Ding hasn’t been open since February – If you want to help them out they have a fundraiser page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/flip-flip-ding-ding-covid19 They also have t-shirts and stickers (shipping) and some games for sale (pickup): https://flip-flip-ding-ding.square.site/
Gift cards for when they reopen are also available: https://squareup.com/gift/CHE83YYA7N6KF/order
Another Castle unfortunately had to reclose all of their arcades. Help them out by purchasing some apparel and/or gift cards via their web site: http://anothercastlearcade.com/
The Ice Box has turned their game room into a show room and their pinball machines are available for sale or home rental. They also have a beer garden with lots of social distancing: https://www.facebook.com/615bright/
Alex has been posting games for sale on the WA State Pinheads facebook page also.
Jupiter is doing hand dipped corn dogs, veggie and regular burgers, pretzels , to go cocktails and merch. They’ve also extended the patio with way more spread out seating as well as music outside and a giant fan! https://www.instagram.com/jupiterseattle/
Keep an eye out for Jupiter’s mail order store opening soon for t-shirts, hoodies and more: https://www.jupiterbarseattle.com/merch
Waterland Arcade in Des Moines is branching out into a collectables retail business to help soften the blow. Vinyl, toys, clothes, trading cards, etc. and beer! They are adding more details daily to their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WaterlandArcade/
Along with food and drink purchases, Shorty’s is also selling merch via the We Are Seattle store. There are also items available from Lucky Liquor and other local businesses: https://shortydog.com/
We Are Seattle store (direct link): https://stores.inksoft.com/We_Are_Seattle/shop/home
Raygun Lounge is now open with a new menu and outdoor seating. Although their game library is closed you can still pick something up from their retail area! https://www.facebook.com/RaygunLounge/
4 replies on “Support Local Pinball (without playing it)”
Don’t forget Coindexters in Greenwood, still open and serving food and drink!
How’s add a ball in Fremont doing?
OK I guess (for a bar that hasn’t been open since February). I checked to see if they had anything I could add to this post for them but they did not. The 8-Bit Arcade told me the same thing btw. – Gordon
Good point – I added the locations that are open and serving food and drinks.