Date: October 2016 Location: Various, Chicago, IL, USA The once dismal pinball on location scene in the Chicago area is a distant memory. There is now an immense variety of quality pins available to play in Chicagoland. Chicago Street Pinball Arcade in Joilet, IL Visiting some of the sites I was able to enjoy playing old favorites, such as Taxi, Big Guns and Banzai Run, and the latest pins Game of Thrones and Ghostbusters. The Pinball Rebel website and PinballMap.com both have additional locations with pins in the Chicago area. 1. Logan Arcade – Chicago See report Update: Ghostbusters Premium, Metallica Premium and the incredible Hercules pin have been rotated in. The Batman 66 is going to be added soon. Logan Arcade 2. Headquarters Beercade (Lakeview) – Chicago See previous report Headquarters Beercade (Lakeview) 3. Emporium Arcade Bar (Wicker Park) – Chicago See previous report Update: Williams’ Big Guns and Diner were rotated into their line-up this year. Emporium Arcade Bar (Wicker Park) 4. Lemming’s Tavern – Chicago See previous report Update: Game of Thrones Premium on tournament and Attack From Mars are now featured here. Lemming’s Tavern 5. Brixie’s – Brookfield See previous report Update: The always well-kept pin count has increased to five. Ghostbusters Pro, Metallica LE, Medieval Madness, Game of Thrones Premium and Batman, The Dark Knight are the current pins. The Big Lebowski is going to be rotated in soon. Brixie’s 6. Galloping Ghost Arcade – Brookfield See previous report Galloping Ghost Arcade 7. Game Works – Schaumburg See previous report Update: They now have a five pins with Mustang the redemption machine, alongside Iron Man, The Sopranos, 24 and Family Guy. Game Works 8. Level 257 – Schaumburg See previous report Level 257 9. Chicago Street Pinball Arcade – Joliet See previous report Chicago Street Pinball Arcade Here is the list of pin locations that I have not yet reported on. I have listed their websites and some additional information about them. 10. Bottom Lounge – Chicago Website: bottomlounge.com Pinball list courtesy of Gavin Miller: Bobby Orr Power Play x 2, Seawitch, The Addams Family, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Funhouse, Gilligan’s Island, The Champion Pub, Metallica and Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Ball. 11. Blind Robin – Chicago Website: theblindrobin.com Ghostbusters Pro on tournament, Metallica Pro and Scared Stiff are the current pins. Blind Robin’s pinballs 12. Headquarters Beercade (River North) – Chicago Website: hqbeercade.com/rivernorth Headquarters’ second location features over twenty top pins which are listed on their website. Ghostbusters Pro and Game of Thrones Premium have been into their collection. Headquarters Beercade (River North) 13. Emporium Arcade Bar (Logan Square) – Chicago Website: emporiumchicago.com/logan-square Second Emporium location with a few pins. Emporium Logan Square 14. Brauer House – Lombard Website: www.brauerhouse.com Pin collector, Gavin Miller, loaded up the Brauer House with six of his pins: Bally Kiss, Metallica, The Walking Dead, Monster Bash (with a ColorDMD), Stern Rolling Stones and Dracula. Brauer House games 15. Five & Dime – Evanston See previous report. Five & Dime 16. Uptown Arcade – Chicago Website: facebook.com/The-Uptown-Arcade-Bar-698291033601954/ A few classic pins. 17. FTW – Chicago Website: ftwchicago.com Medieval Madness and The Walking Dead Pro. 18. Replay – Lakeview Website: replaylakeview.com Junkyard, Kiss (Stern) and The Sopranos. 19. Replay – Andersonville Website: http://www.replayandersonville.com Metallica Pro, Tales from the Crypt and The Wizard of Oz.