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The best pinball bars in Park Slope


It wasn’t so long ago that Park Slope was a pinball wasteland, but now the place is lousy with the bumper-filled arcade gizmos, and bar hoppers can barely drop a quarter in the bucolic brownstone cloister without buying themselves a few silver balls. Here are a list of some of the most frequented bars on the Slope’s burgeoning pinball scene:

1. Pacific Standard

Games: “Game of Thrones,” “Star Trek”

82 Fourth Ave. between St. Marks Place and Bergen Street in Park Slope, (718) 858–1951, www.pacificstandardbrooklyn.com

2. The Rock Shop

Games: “Game of Thrones,” “Family Guy, “Indiana Jones,” “Demolition Man, “Dracula, “Wizard of Oz”

249 Fourth Ave. between Carroll and President streets in Park Slope, (718) 230–5740, www.therockshopny.com

3. High Dive

Games: “The Sopranos,” “Fish Tales”

243 Fifth Ave. between Carroll Street and Garfield Place in Park Slope, (718) 788–0401, www.highdivebrooklyn.com

4. The Owl Farm

Games: “Attack from Mars,” “Arabian Nights,” “Spiderman”

297 Ninth St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 499–4988, www.theowlfarm.com

5. Skylark

Games: “Harlem Globetrotters,” “AC/DC,” “Medieval Madness”

477 Fifth Ave. between 11th and 12th streets in Park Slope, (347) 227–8196, www.skylarkbarbrooklyn.com

6. The Monro Pub

Games: “The Walking Dead”

481 Fifth Ave. between 11th and 12th streets in Park Slope, (718) 499–2005, www.monropub.com

7. Commonwealth Bar

Games: “Cyclone,” “Cirqus Voltaire”

497 Fifth Ave. between 12th and 13th streets in Park Slope, (718) 768-2040, commonwealthbar.com

8. Paddy’s of Park Slope

Games: “Ghostbusters”

273 13th St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 369–0831

9. Buttermilk Bar

Games: “Twilight Zone,” “Ghostbusters, “Guns and Roses,” “Game of Thrones”

577 Fifth Ave. between 16th Street and Prospect Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 788–6297

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.

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