BEER CAFÉ ZINC
Location: 2-30-11, Nakano Arai, Tokyo, Japan (東京都中野区新井2-30-11)
Report by John
During the Chinese New Year holidays in February 2014, my wife and I visited Tokyo for my annual leisure trip.
After leaving the Neverland game arcade in the evening, I took a JR train to the Nakano district which is a famous shopping area for second-hand dolls.
I went through the Nakano Broadway which was full of both local and overseas visitors.
The Beer Café Zinc bar is located two blocks away from the end of Nakano Broadway. In fact, it was not easily located by a foreigner like me.
I was the first one of our group to arrive at the Beer Café, and by 6pm there were few other guests there yet.
A Medieval Madness pinball there was in the bar and it was in excellent condition. The two flippers were powerful enough to reach every part of the playfield. (^o^)
I got high score #1 without any difficulty. However, this was soon replaced by newer high scores made first by Mr. IK and then ZZY.
There was a total of four Japanese pinball friends who also showed up that night. They were Mr. Ito, ZZY (who also visited at Neverland that morning), Yasuda and IK. We were playing the pinball while drinking the beer and enjoying the snacks.
We stayed at the Beer Café Zinc until 9:30pm, but the story did not end there; we continued on to the next pinball location - the Mikado at Takanobaba(高田馬場) - for our favourite game, Attacks from Mars.
General information about the Beer Café Zinc is as follows:
The only change since my last visit to Zools bar in February 2013 is that current game is:
Others remained unchanged including the following:
This is one of my strongly-recommended pinball locations to visit when you want to meet friends in Tokyo city.
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