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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:38:48 AM

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Just like it says.Going to be in San Fran all next week.Want to play
pins.Where can I go.
Thanks in advance
email me at drgnlair@rochester.rr.com
Bruce
August 17, 2005 3:38:49 AM

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Bruce,

There were always two or three in the bar at the Airport Holiday Inn a
few years ago when I was making trips to SF.

Mike O.

B Nightingale wrote:
> Just like it says.Going to be in San Fran all next week.Want to play
> pins.Where can I go.
> Thanks in advance
> email me at drgnlair@rochester.rr.com
> Bruce
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:38:49 AM

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Last time I was there (2 years ago) there were 6 ems at Lori's Diner -
search rgp for San Francisco Diner and one of the posts will give the
location. maybe they are still there.

Paul
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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:38:49 AM

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head down to fisherman's wharf and look for the old penny arcade set up
down there. They have a ton of old coin op stuff that is a blast to
play. As well, there are 2 or 3 pins there. Addams family and
Indiana Jones I know were 2 of them.

Lori's diner has about six pins. THere are a couple Lori's diner's I
believe. THis would be the one closest to the end of the Powel street
cable car station...near the Wyndham i think it was.
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:38:49 AM

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Try the Musee Mecanique (sp?) on Fishermans Wharf. Great collection of
old arcade games as well as more modern dmd pins.

B Nightingale wrote:
> Just like it says.Going to be in San Fran all next week.Want to play
> pins.Where can I go.
> Thanks in advance
> email me at drgnlair@rochester.rr.com
> Bruce

--
Cliffy - CARGPB2
A passion for pinball!
http://www.passionforpinball.com
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:38:49 AM

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Cliffy wrote:
> No EM's? No Pre-flipper? No pre-war?
>
> avspin wrote:
> > I was there on Friday. They had an Addams Family and Indiana Jones
> > Steve
> >
> > "Cliffy" <crinear@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:o bydnW1fLL3vEZ_eRVn-og@comcast.com...
> >
> >>Try the Musee Mecanique (sp?) on Fishermans Wharf. Great collection of old
> >>arcade games as well as more modern dmd pins.
> >>
> >>B Nightingale wrote:
> >>
> >>>Just like it says.Going to be in San Fran all next week.Want to play
> >>>pins.Where can I go.
> >>>Thanks in advance
> >>>email me at drgnlair@rochester.rr.com
> >>>Bruce
> >>
> >>--
> >>Cliffy - CARGPB2
> >>A passion for pinball!
> >>http://www.passionforpinball.com
> >
> >
> >
>
> --
> Cliffy - CARGPB2
> A passion for pinball!
> http://www.passionforpinball.com
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:38:49 AM

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Cliffy wrote:
> No EM's? No Pre-flipper? No pre-war?
>
> avspin wrote:
> > I was there on Friday. They had an Addams Family and Indiana Jones
> > Steve
> >
> > "Cliffy" <crinear@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:o bydnW1fLL3vEZ_eRVn-og@comcast.com...
> >
> >>Try the Musee Mecanique (sp?) on Fishermans Wharf. Great collection of old
> >>arcade games as well as more modern dmd pins.
> >>
> >>B Nightingale wrote:
> >>
> >>>Just like it says.Going to be in San Fran all next week.Want to play
> >>>pins.Where can I go.
> >>>Thanks in advance
> >>>email me at drgnlair@rochester.rr.com
> >>>Bruce
> >>
> >>--
> >>Cliffy - CARGPB2
> >>A passion for pinball!
> >>http://www.passionforpinball.com
> >
> >
> >
>
> --
> Cliffy - CARGPB2
> A passion for pinball!
> http://www.passionforpinball.com
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:38:49 AM

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If you can go to Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk about an hour from San
Fran. I was just there and I couldnt believe what they
had.Addams,Funhouse,Simpsons both,Theatre of magic, Attak from mars,
superman,whirlwind,All terminators,and much more, yes much more, so
many i took pictures..
August 17, 2005 3:38:49 AM

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On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 23:38:48 +0000, B Nightingale wrote:

> Just like it says.Going to be in San Fran all next week.Want to play
> pins.Where can I go.
> Thanks in advance
> email me at drgnlair@rochester.rr.com
> Bruce

cross the bay bridge and go to the Lucky JuJu

20 EMs, all in great shape, all on free play (they ask for a donation at
the door)

http://ujuju.com

don't miss it!

henri
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:38:50 AM

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I was there on Friday. They had an Addams Family and Indiana Jones
Steve

"Cliffy" <crinear@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o bydnW1fLL3vEZ_eRVn-og@comcast.com...
> Try the Musee Mecanique (sp?) on Fishermans Wharf. Great collection of old
> arcade games as well as more modern dmd pins.
>
> B Nightingale wrote:
>> Just like it says.Going to be in San Fran all next week.Want to play
>> pins.Where can I go.
>> Thanks in advance
>> email me at drgnlair@rochester.rr.com
>> Bruce
>
> --
> Cliffy - CARGPB2
> A passion for pinball!
> http://www.passionforpinball.com
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:38:51 AM

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No EM's? No Pre-flipper? No pre-war?

avspin wrote:
> I was there on Friday. They had an Addams Family and Indiana Jones
> Steve
>
> "Cliffy" <crinear@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:o bydnW1fLL3vEZ_eRVn-og@comcast.com...
>
>>Try the Musee Mecanique (sp?) on Fishermans Wharf. Great collection of old
>>arcade games as well as more modern dmd pins.
>>
>>B Nightingale wrote:
>>
>>>Just like it says.Going to be in San Fran all next week.Want to play
>>>pins.Where can I go.
>>>Thanks in advance
>>>email me at drgnlair@rochester.rr.com
>>>Bruce
>>
>>--
>>Cliffy - CARGPB2
>>A passion for pinball!
>>http://www.passionforpinball.com
>
>
>

--
Cliffy - CARGPB2
A passion for pinball!
http://www.passionforpinball.com
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 5:48:00 AM

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I found some decent places to play in the Castro downtown!

Pilsner Inn
Market & Church
IJ, RFM, SP

Moby Dick's
18th & Hartford
TZ, MM, TOM, CC

The Transfer
14th & Church
LW3, Bowler

Expansion
Market & Church
MM, 2 bingos (weird SS conversion of an EM game Triple Play)

Daddy's
Castro (between 17th & 18th)
TAF (only 1 game but it's a beaut)

Prefer women? Sorry, can't help you there.... :) 

Josh
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 6:19:09 AM

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You want the Lori's Diner at O'Farrell & Powell, just south of that
intersection, near the EB Games store.

This is (to my knowledge) the only Lori's Diner that has pins! There's
tons of these diners in the city, but only this one has the good games!

6 EM's

Bow & Arrow
Night Rider
Big Hit
Buccaneer
Surfer
Domino

All $0.25/play, max 5 credits. All on extremely hard settings (to
reflect today's more skilled pinball players), except for Bow & Arrow
which is more-or-less on factory settings and is the sacrificial "easy
game"!

Josh
August 17, 2005 4:30:13 PM

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Bonkers at Kearny and Pine has SWE:1, BF, TAF, LW3, and TZ. However,
most are blown.

The arcade at Pier 39 has a TSPP, which is also somewhat blown.

Sharper Image sold their LOTR and TSPP, unfortunately.

Bars along Haight have pins sometimes. Java Cafe always has one. Last
time it was TAF.

Kezar Pub used to have a WCS94 but don;t know if they still do.

Copeland Sports at Stonestown Mall has NF.

The Copeland Sports off 5th St. downtown usually has a new pin in the
breakroom. tell an employee that you're there to look at/play the pin
because you might buy it.

-JC-
August 18, 2005 3:56:31 PM

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found quite by accident an arcade that has some pretty good pins in
great condition considering they are on route. these include ...

Batman Forever
Terminator 2
Letal Weapon 3
Addams (out of order)
TZ
Star Wars


plus 25 video games.


place is right across the street from the bank american building, 555
california st, called bongo's (or something like that).

they cater to the financial district crowd, hours are:

weekdays 11 - 7
sat 12 - 8

enjoy!

\ron


enjoy


\r
August 18, 2005 5:19:25 PM

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This would be the Bonkers place I mentioned above. I dispute the
"great condition" claim, unless the machines have been shopped since I
last visited. SWE:1 was in OK shape but flippers were starting to get
tired. T2 and BF both had right flipper power issues. TZ is simply a
mess. LW3 was OK. TAF was OK dispite the display being half-gone. I
guess the flipper issues it started having became too much.
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 6:55:27 PM

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No, the games at Bonkers are all still blown out, unfortunately.

SWE1 = Lame. Just lame.
T2 = Volume ridiculously loud does not make the game any more fun, when
the flippers are wet noodles.
BF = I didn't know it was possible to shoot the ramps until playing
Cliffy's own machine! All BF's I've ever seen on location, including
this one, are pretty much impossible to play. Sega somehow expected
the player to make it up ramps that's something like two feet straight
up, with a pathetic underpowered flipper.
LW3 = Looked decent. Didn't play. It's sad when LW3 is the best game
in the arcade! There's a much better LW3, with working drop targets
(wow!), at The Transfer bar at Market & Church, a much better bet if
you like this game!
TAF = BATO.
TZ = Forrest Gump slow. An attempt to "fix" weak flippers by leveling
the playfield to be almost completely flat, like an old EM game.

Not a good day at Bonkers today, even the illegal gambling machine in
the back was broken and turned off!

Josh
!