The new standard in location pinball

Welcome to East Side Pinball! We are the Twin Cities premiere pinball location with the newest Stern Pinball machines as well as a variety of classics added to the mix. ESP offers weekly pinball leagues, Super Leagues, and monthly tournaments.  Our machines are cleaned and tested several times per week to ensure your satisfaction!

CURRENT GAMES

11 great machines, 1 excellent location!

Ghostbusters PRO

GAME OF THRONES PRO

METALLICA PRO LED

WALKING DEAD PRO

STAR TREK PRO

FAMILY GUY

SOUTH PARK

hook

wizard of oz

medieval madness

eight ball deluxe

leagues

strong attendance, 2 options

WEEKLY

We have a weekly pinball league that meets THURSDAY nights at 7:30P. The format is simple: spend your evening playing 5 different games along with others grouped within your skill level! Eat, Drink, and Flip Out!

 

On your first night of leagues, you will be placed in a group that will play 5 games. The 5 games are chosen by the group with each player choosing one or two games, depending on your seed. Once your group finishes a game, scores are submitted into PinPortal, our custom designed pinball league software that tracks all of your game stats and point totals.

Scoring Breakdown:

1st Place - 5 Points, 2nd - 3 Points, 3rd - 2 Points, 4th -1 Point

Cost:

A $10 entry fee is collected at the beginning of the season that is used for the FUN Tournament at the end of the season. 100% of this is paid back into the league.

Weekly Dues:

$5 or less depending on which games you play that week.

Sessions:

We offer 3 sessions throughout the year: fall, winter, and spring.  Feel free to join any league at ANY TIME!

 

Worried about a 12 week commitment? Missed a couple weeks? Don't fret! Our leagues offer 4 DROP WEEKS, allowing you to drop your 4 lowest scores. Giving this flexibility helps YOU in the event real life interferes with pinball! All that we ask is that you notify us if you will be unable to make it in.

 

International Flipper Pinball Association approves this league and world ranking points will be credited for participation.  To learn more about the IFPA, vist them online at IFPAPinball.com.

 

 

 

REGISTRATION

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MONTHLY

PLAY WHEN YOU WANT

NEXT PLAYOFF

SEPTEMBER 10th, 2016 @ noon

Each month, we select 5 different games to play. All you have to do is play any of the selected games, take a picture of your scores, and send HERE to be counted! The league lasts ALL MONTH so play and submit as many scores as you'd like!

 

Then, on the 1st Saturday of each month, come in at NOON and play off in your division for a chance to win $25! Monthly game selections can be found on the monitor above the machines in the arcade or look for the ORANGE NOTICE next to the game above! This PLAY WHEN YOU WANT league is the easiest way to compete on a busy schedule!

 

*NOTE - Only your HIGHEST score on each game will count for points.

 

 

SEPTEMBER GAMES GAMES

 

Ghostbusters, Game of Thrones,

Family Guy, Walking Dead, Bounty Hunter

 

 

Join the community on Facebook to see weekly standings, and player submissions.

 

tournaments

monthly competition

Think you have what it takes to be a Pinball Wizard? Join us on the 1st Saturday of each month at 2P. In this tournament, you will be grouped at random and must battle your opponents head-to-head! This tournament follows a two-strike format.  Lose a matchup? No worries! You will receive one strike, but will still have a chance to recover. Receive a second strike? You’re out. The tournament continues until one player rises to the top.

 

This tournament is endorsed and approved by the IFPA.

 

COST: $5 100% if paid back to players.

FREE PIZZA for everyone who participates.

 

 

NEXT tournament

SEPTEMBER 10th, 2016 @ 2P

promotions

Always changing, check back often

Stay current with all of our events, promotions, tournaments and leagues. PLUS 2 FREE GAMES EACH MONTH!

 

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PAYRANGE

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PayRange is the best way to #PLAYMOREPAYLESS!

 

What is PayRange?

 

PayRange is the industry leading mobile solution for coin operated arcade and vending machines. PayRange eliminates the need to carry quarters and cash in order to play our pinball machines.

 

How does it work?

 

Machines using PayRange are equipped with  a Bluetooth enabled device that interacts with the mobile app. Because PayRange depends on Bluetooth, you must be within the general vicinity of an enabled machine to interact with it.

 

How to get started in 5 simple steps:

 

•Step One - Download PayRange from the App Store or Google Play Store.

 

•Step Two - Open the app and create your account. Signing up is easy! You can sign up by e-mail or with your Facebook or Google accounts.

 

•Step Three - Add funds to your account using your credit card. Just click the top left corner of the app to open the menu and click the 'Add Funds' tab. From here you can pick how much money to add and input your credit card info.

 

*NOTE - PayRange servers and enabled machines NEVER store any of your credit card information. All transactions are SAFE and SECURE.

 

•Step Four - Nearby machines will automatically show up on the main screen of the app. Swipe left and right to browse. Once you have picked which machine to play, simply swipe up on the game and the pinball machine will instantly be credited.

 

•Step Five - Flip Away!

 

 

 

 

Download the PayRange App now.

Benefits of using PayRange:

  • DISCOUNTED game rates - 10%     discount on all games.
  • $1 games cost $0.89.

        $0.50 games cost $0.45.

  • For every 7 games played, you will earn a free game!
  • Buy a bundle! 4 games for $3.
  • *Access to special offers on machines! Just click the 'Special Offers' tab in the top right corner of the machine you want to play. Specials periodically include free credits and other discounts.
  • Our monthly newsletter includes promo codes for free games.

reviews

a passion for pinball

 

My favorite place to play pinball! They always have the newest releases and a great selection of rotating tables. East Side Pinball has the cleanest and best maintained tables I have played on. The PayRange app is a great way to not use cash. Its just .89 per play with PayRange and with every 7 games paid you get 1 free! ESP holds tournaments and leagues and caters from the casual player to the pro. You might just bump elbows with one of the best players in the state!

 

Travis L.

 

Stop and PLAY! They do an awesome job maintaining an incredible lineup of pinball machines. Use PayRange to get even more play for your money. East Side is a great place to play for the casual player or for those looking to play in leagues or tournaments. LOVE THIS PLACE!

 

David M.

 

East Side Pinball has the BEST selection of the latest and greatest STERN pinball machines in the entire state of Minnesota. Stop by and play - they are all VERY well maintained and a blast to play.

 

Scott G.

East Side has a great selection of games that are always in great shape! Owner loves his games and it shows with how they play! PayRange makes it easy to play, and makes it so you don't come home with a pocket full of quarters!

 

Ryan P.

WHY US

Passion for pinball

East Side Pinball is different. From the moment you walk into our location, you're greeted by clean functional machines! We work tirelessly on maintaining the highest level of service.

 

Pinball isn't just our hobby, it is our PASSION that will continue through our existence! In a traditional sense, location pinball has typically lacked clean and functional games. We are changing what the term 'location pinball' really means!

 

Should you experience any issues with any of our games, please reach out to us so we can make it right!

 

East Side Pinball started with one goal in mind. As home collectors, we sought to share our collection with others. People often say we must be crazy to operate pinball machines on location. While we won't disagree with the masses, we live by one motto: treat our location like it's our home collection - clean, fast, and functional!

 

Our passion is pinball and we hope it shows in our machines!

 

Ghostbusters PRO

GAME OF THRONES PRO

METALLICA PRO LED

WALKING DEAD PRO

STAR TREK PRO

FAMILY GUY

SOUTH PARK

wizard of oz

medieval madness

hook

eight ball deluxe