Date: 19th August, 2018 Location: 113 East 26th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404, USA Tilt Pinball Bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota The following is one example of what is growing increasing popular in metropolitan areas in the US; Barcades – the crossover between bars and arcades. In Minneapolis, Minnesota is a specialty bar/pinball arcade called TILT – Pinball Bar. We paid them a quick visit. You can probably guess their newest game The TILT street sign – front and back We backed up to view TILT – Pinball Bar. The exterior Play pinball here The front window and door Tilt is open from 11am to 2am daily. We didn’t meet with the owner, John Galvin, or his business partners in Tilt, Jasha Johnston and Carrie McCabe- Johnston, however we were taken care of by our bartender/hostess/server/waitress. Many hats wears this Gal Friday The majority of the space is filled with pinball machines. The front half and back half of the (mostly pinball) arcade area The pinballs at TILT are provided by the primary owner of the business, John Galvin, who also runs D & G Amusement. The pinball supplier During our visit, these were the titles available to play: Game of Thrones Star Wars (LE) Attack from Mars (LE Remake) Twilight Zone The Hobbit Batman 66 (LE) Funhouse Deadpool (Pro) Guardians of the Galaxy Taxi (Marilyn) Embryon Monster Bash Pirates of the Caribbean (LE) The Addams Family (Gold) Medieval Madness (Remake) Star Trek (Premium) Iron Maiden (LE) The Wizard of Oz Ghost Busters (LE) Cactus Canyon Future Spa Killer Queen (video) With the games set for route play, they were all in great condition and priced at two tokens ($0.50) per game. We only had time to play a few single-player games, so we don’t know multiple game pricing. Token machines There is ample seating in the pinball area and a full-service bar up front. The front seating bar and full-service bar areas As well as beer and pop, hot dogs and sandwiches are on the menu. Food and alcohol Besides the full-service bar selection, many different specialty local beers were available either canned or on tap. The bar selection Many come for the hot dogs. The O.G.B. (onion, Gruyere & bacon) basket The bar-top is even made from backlit old pinball playfields. An actual lit pinball playfield bar-top Back to the reason we visited; pinball, of course! Though we didn’t participate, the owners run both a pinball league and tournament. The league is six weeks long. The tournament is held the last Sunday of every month. League and tournament announcements There are unisex and dedicated bathrooms. The inside of the men’s bathroom is decorated with a pinball theme. Men, mixed & women TILT is not some seedy, dimly-lit, backstreet pinball dive bar. It is modern, airy and clean with specialty local crafted beers at expected prices, centrally-located in midtown Minneapolis. With the many new and premium pinball titles, we will be sure to visit again soon.