PUB 340 PINBALL ARCADE

Pub 340 is home to the Pub 340 Pinball Arcade – Vancouver’s only dedicated pinball room, located in the Gastown Neighbourhood – Vancouver BC.

Check out the latest pinball machines. The line-up features a rotating selection of 10 or more pinball games including the very latest like Game of Thrones and Star Trek, and some classic machines like Whirlwind and jack-Bot.

We have a separate room where you can enjoy some pins and a beer.

The Pub 340 staff are friendly and happy to provide pinball change, and the prices for food and drinks are always great.

Our current lineup is:

  • AC/DC (Pro) (Stern, 2012)
  • The Addams Family (Bally, 1992)
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon (Stern, 2002)
  • Game of Thrones (Pro) (Stern, 2015)
  • Iron Man (Stern, 2010)
  • Jack-Bot (Williams, 1995)
  • Star Trek (Pro) (Stern, 2013)
  • Twilight Zone (Bally, 1993)
  • WHO Dunnit (Bally, 1995)
  • Whirlwind (Williams, 1990)
  • The Wizard of Oz (Jersey Jack, 2013)

Additional machines with classic video arcade games are in the front window mini-arcade and the main bar.

For additional info about our games & tournaments, please visit Pub 340 Pinball Arcade on Facebook.

Do You Have What It Takes? Win Pub 340’s Pinball Games

With the advent of digital tech, the world welcomes video games — making way for the dominance of Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation. Now more than ever, it is all about advancements, top-notch quality, and convenience. Today, the demand for 325-pound and 6-foot tall pinball machines is declining. 

Here in Vancouver, Pub 340 is home to the only dedicated pinball arcade. Located in the Gastown Neighbourhood, the pub invites pinheads and retrogamers from all over the town to give our pinball collections a try. 

Do you think you have what it takes to take over the highest score in the arcade? Showcase your skills, and who knows, you might win big prizes! On this page, discover more about this gaming side of Pub 340. Find more details about our current lineup machines and upcoming competitions. 

Our current lineup

Pub 340’s current lineup is a mix between the classic and 20th-century pinball machines. One salient feature in winning them is to know their features, such as how they were designed, what are their additional parts, and who made them. For a successful quest, here are their details. 

Classic pinball machines

  1. Whirlwind by WMS Industries — 1990 

Feel the power of the wind!’ with WMS’ 1990 Whirlwind machine. Designed by Pat Lawlor, this natural-disaster themed machine is one of the last Williams Systems 11b games. With the machine’s notable features, get as many high scores and tries despite the whizzing weather. Here are their inclusions:

  • Notable features:
    • 3 flippers
    • 6 pop bumpers
    • 2 slingshots
    • 3 spinning discs
    • 3 standup targets
    • 2 cellar holes
    • 2 ramps
    • 1 spinning target
    • 1 3-bank drop target
    • 1 solitary drop target
    • 1 kick-out hole
    • 1 diverter
    • It has a left-side kickback lane and multiball
    • Its backbox topper has a fan that gives off the ‘whirlwind’ effect
    • Multiplayer (one to four players) 
  • The object of the game: The goal is to move the buzzing storm to your area by hitting various direction targets. The playfield has eight targets: NE (northeast), NW (northwest), SE (southeast), and SW (southwest).
  1. The Addams Family by Bally Pinball Machines — 1992

Take your family to a fun, mini competition with the best-selling pinball machines of all time, Bally’s 1992 The Addams Family machine. The company producer is a subsidiary of WMS Industries. That is why this is another concept and design by Pat Lawlor. While Pub 340 has the 2nd version, no major changes have been made from the former unit. 

  • Some of its notable features include:
    • MPU: Williams WPC (Fliptronics 1)
    • 4 flippers (3 regular-sized and 1 ‘Thing Flips’ mini-flipper)
    • 5 pop bumpers
    • 2 ramps
    • 2 kick-out holes
    • Dual left inlanes
    • Optical target bank
    • Magnets under the lower playfield: When activated, it acts as ‘The Power’ bonus feature
    • Multiball
    • Multiplayer (one to four players)
    • The famous ‘Thing’ is in the upper right playfield. It functions to pick up the ball and take it below the playfield
  • The object of the game: The goal is to explore the strange world of the Addams Family. The playfield’s centre has ‘The Mansion’. It has 12 windows where each gives off awards whenever the player enters them.
  1. Twilight Zone by Bally Pinball Machines — 1993

After the commercial hit of The Addams Family — which had sold 20,270 units — Bally continued its dark, bizarre, yet comedy series with the Twilight Zone. Its concept is based on the American TV series of the same name. Designed by Pat Lawlor, Larry DeMar, and Ted Estes, it is one of the company’s widebody pinball machines with unusual and complex mechanics.

  • Notable features:
    • 4 flippers
    • 3 pop bumpers
    • 2 ramps
    • Dual left inlanes
    • ‘Rocket’ kicker
    • Each player has a maximum of one buy-in ball
    • Magnets on the main and mini playfields have different functions. The ones on the former can’t be controlled by players, but they function to help them by catching the ball to hit better shots. The magnets on the latter flip the ball only during the ‘Battle the Power’ mode
    • There is a working, 12-hour analogue clock that serves as a timer during rounds.
    • Take note of the ‘Powerball’. It is a white ceramic pinball that is lighter and faster than other steel pinballs. Plus, it is not affected by the magnets
    • There is also a real, working gumball machine that dispenses pinballs
  • The object of the game: The centre playfield is a door that consists of 14 border panels. When entered, each gives different awards. Light all 14 panels, and you instantly win the game.
  1. Jack-Bot by WMS Industries — 1995

Jack-Bot is the third franchise of the WMS Industries’ Pin-Bot series. Sad to say that Pub 340 does not have the preceding two games, namely, Pin-Bot (1986) and The Machine: Bride of Pin-Bot (1991). That said, Jack-Bot offers more immersive gameplay because its theme is a mix of fantasy, gambling, and outer space. With this machine, it’s either you ‘double or nothing’.

  • Notable features:
    • 2 flippers
    • 3 pop bumpers
    • 1 5-target dropping bank
    • 1 3-bank drop targets
    • 3 kick-out holes
    • Colourful playfield (an array of colourful lights show when players hit the targets)
    • Mechanical-left side ramp
    • Multiball
    • Each player has a maximum of three buy-in balls.
  • The object of the game: Jack-Bot has two goals, which are to activate Casino Run and to start Multiball. As for the former, players must first play all four Casino games. 
  1. Who Dunnit by Bally Pinball Machines — 1995

Released in 1995, Who Dunnit is a 1940s-styled and murder mystery-themed midway pinball machine. The main playfield features at least five different murder mysteries where your clues would come from hitting the elevator, phone, and slot machine. Find the evidence and catch the killer to win the game. To help you on your quest, here are its notable features:

  • 2 flippers
  • 3 pop bumpers
  • 2 slingshots
  • Each player has unlimited buy-in balls

20th-century pinball machines

  1. RollerCoaster Tycoon by Stern Pinball Inc. — 2002

One of the modern creations of Pat Lawlor, the RollerCoaster Tycoon pinball machine is inspired by a series of simulation video games of the same name. Stern’s pinball version levelled up the concept of the amusement park to a newer and more exciting phase. To get you started on your long ride, here are the notable features of the game:

  • The playfield has four colourful roller coasters: ‘The Flying Ghost’, ‘The Flying Turns,’ ‘The Chicago Loop,’ and ‘The Rocket’
  • 4 flippers
  • 3 pop bumpers
  • 2 slingshots
  • 1 3-bank drop target
  • 1 solitary drop target
  • 1 captive ball
  1. Iron Man by Stern Pinball Inc. — 2010

Stern brings you all the action and adventure with its superhero-theme Iron Man Pinball. Inspired by the first franchise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, win as many points as you could by teaming up with billionaire industrialist Tony Stark. Fight against Whiplash and his ball-catching mechanism to instantly win the game. Let’s get you ready on this quest through knowing the notable features below:

  • Display type: dot matrix
  • Iron Monger: This is a motorised figurine that comes from beneath the playfield to do battle.
  • War Machine ball kicker: This feature fires the ball back to the flippers.
  • Whiplash: It has a ball-catching mechanism that whips the ball around the playfield.  
  • 2 flippers 
  • 2 ramps
  • 3 bumpers
  • 2 magnets
  • 4 multiball 
  1. AC/DC (Pro) by Stern Pinball Inc. — 2012

Calling all music lovers out there, Stern will get you all amped up to win the game with its thrilling AC/DC Pinball. Aside from its complex mechanics, Stern updated this version into a modern metal and wood back box with a decaled cabinet. Its notable features listed below, however, are unchanged from its preceding versions.

  • 2 flippers
  • 3 pop bumpers
  • 2 slingshots
  • 15 standup targets
  • 1 spinning target
  • 4 multiball
  • Rotating ball cannon
  • Bell box
  • Detonator box
  1. Star Trek (Pro) by Stern Pinball Inc. — 2013

One of the all-time favourite space-themed stories until today, Star Trek is now adapted into pinball machines. Stern helps you bring back to the warp core with several Star Trek versions. Here at Pub 340, we have the 2013 pro version. Here are its notable features:

  • 3 flippers
  • 3 pop bumpers
  • 2 slingshots
  • 14 standup targets
  • 1 memory drop target
  • 1 2-way kick-out hole
  • 1 spinning target
  • Flippers have a free ball return lane
  • Multiball
  • The featured main toy is the USS Vengeance Starship

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Here at Pub 340, every day is a new experience. Our team likes to spice things up through our fun weekly events. The pub community celebrates life, achievements, and even sorrowful moments by singing, dancing, and stand-up comedies. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for karaoke nights, then every Wednesday for open mic sessions. Get the latest updates about them right here on this page: Join Pub 340’s Fun Weekly Events!.