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Where can I play pinball in Wilmington?

Hunter Ingram
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Pinball machines come in a variety of themes at Blue Post Billiards. Photo by Hunter Ingram

Pinball machines come in a variety of themes at Blue Post Billiards. Photo by Hunter Ingram

Don’t underestimate the power of nostalgia when it comes to pinball. Several Wilmington establishments have machines honoring a variety of pop culture powerhouses through the decades.

Below is a list of known pinball-friendly establishments in Wilmington and surrounding areas.

  • Blue Post Billiards (15 S Water St.): Themes include “Tales from the Crypt,” “Playboy Magazine,” “The Simpsons,” “Lethal Weapon,” “The Who’s Tommy” and “WWE: Ready to Rumble.”
  • Cape Fear Wine & Beer (139 N. Front St.): “The Addams Family.”
  • Five Star Tavern (106 N 2nd St.): Dale Earnhardt Jr./NASCAR.
  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park (5320 Oleander Dr.): “The Walking Dead,” “The Addams Family and “Star Trek.”
  • Carolina Beach Fishing Pier (1800 Carolina Beach Ave.): “Family Guy.”
  • Tinyz Tavern (2420 S 17th St.): Elvis Presley.

Know of any more machines? Let us know in the comments below!

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