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Dorky’s Arcade Pinball Food Drinks

Dorky’s is one of the newer businesses in downtown Tacoma. It is a multilevel arcade that as of tomorrow will offer food and in the future will have a liquor license. For a couple of dollars, you can have a lot of entertainment with machines like Ms. PacMan, Frogger and Asteroids.

I love the PacMan on the wall that they made out of keys!

Their Facebook page says “Dedicated to Old School Video Games and Pinball Machines we are working to have a place to play all the fun machines from our youth that you can’t find any where. 80’s and 90’s Classics All Video Arcade Games and Vintage Pinball Machines are 25 cents Newer Pinball machines are 50 Cents.”

754 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 627-4156


Pinball Museum

Dear Husband proclaimed that he gets to pick an activity once in a while and the Seattle Pinball Museum was his choice. It is located at 508 Maynard Avenue in the International District and is open Thursdays (6-9), Fridays (2-11), Saturdays (12-11) and Sundays (12-8). The cost of admission is $7 and for that amount you can play any or all of the machines (unlimited play). The space itself is relatively small, but not crammed.  It is filled with over 20 pinball machines arranged by age from the 1936 Bally Bumper to the 2010 homemade Galactic Girl and above each machine there is an informational sign. The museum opened on September 4th and is part of Storefronts Seattle, a community-driven initiative to revitalize empty retail spaces in the Chinatown International District and Pioneer Square.


More info on the museum can be found on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Seattle-Pinball-Museum/131237786915560

Update: We went past this museum in January 2014 and it was packed! (See the last photo with the blue doorframe). Their prices have gone up a bit, but it is still a lot of entertainment for the price)