Location: 647 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Our correspondent John sends us another report from San Francisco, and this time he's found a nice collection of games in one of the the city's many bars.
In September 2012, we visited the San Francisco as the first stop of our trip to USA.
After leaving Dori’s Diner in a dissatisfied mood, I took a cab to my last pinball location in the city – the Elbo Room bar, a 15 minute ride away.
I arrived there at around 7pm and surprisingly it was already full of customers. There was a single vintage video game and five pinballs located in a hidden corner of the bar, but it wasn't too difficult to find them.
I was initially excited since I had never seen an Independence Day before.
However, I was disappointed when I started playing. Why? Because it tilted severely to the left, and the ball always tended to run towards the left outlane. This was because the machine was placed on a wooden raised floor, but the floor couldn't sustain its weight.
This also happened to other four pinballs.
It was exactly the same situation as the two pinballs at Lori's Diner.
You can imagine how disappointed I was! In the end, I only stayed in the bar for thirty minutes.
Here are the details for the Elbo Room bar:
© Pinball News 2012