Fair warning: this is a rabbit hole if there ever was one. There’s a great deal of fun in wandering around playing bar games and drinking beers with your friends, but a casual game of pinball is the tip of the iceberg. There are leagues, weekly tournaments, family friendly arcades, international destinations, and museums galore. Most machines in NYC are at bars, but certainly not all. There are maps and apps. There are local, state, and international rankings derived from your finish in anything from a quick one-day tournament to the largest tournament in the world. Should you stumble into an enduring enthusiasm for pinball, there are plenty of avenues available.

Source: Special When Lit: A pinball crawl across South Williamsburg