The year is rapidly drawing to a close and it’s been a very busy year for Pinballz. If you survived Black Friday, you know there is now only three weekends left until Christmas! If you’re stumped for holiday party ideas, drop our party planners a line to secure a spot. We’ve got a little something for “Santa” in this year’s gift card program. With multiple pricing levels they’re a great stocking stuffer plus we’ll provide a bonus card. See any of our staff members or simply buy in our online store.
We’re proud to have spent the last year improving our games, attractions, food, beverages, and facilities. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we have tried to incorporate your feedback in our improvements. We visit each location often, and love to hear how much people love Pinballz and the unique spot we have in your lives. We are always working to continue to earn your business.
It’s hard to believe we expanded our Lake Creek location just one short year ago, more than doubling our size to over 100,000 sq. ft., or about the size of two football fields. While we don’t offer indoor football, we did expand in almost every area – more of the classic and modern video and pinball games we all love, but also indoor helmet-less go karts, a 32 player interactive laser tag arena, a much larger redemption counter, new hotel-quality corporate party rooms, a whiskey bar (one of the largest in town), bumper cars, and most recently two escape rooms. Our first VR attraction was also a worldwide debut event with the addition of the first Omniverse VR arena! Mid-year, we added Hologate as an additional VR arena, offering two very different VR experiences for all ages. We created a new menu of top notch sandwiches and charcuterie boards for The Whiskey Bar to pair with the over 30 flights offered. And we have now hosted six monthly whiskey tastings which we enjoy very much!
The Original Pinballz Arcade was also upgraded with many new games, an improved food menu, and a redesigned floor layout that included the unveiling of a new larger party room which spans the entire width of the facility. These party and event rooms are customizable for whatever size your party might be, whether it’s a gathering of 10 or 100. We’ve listened to our regulars and retained that beloved and authentic Austin vibe at our original location, continuing to offer a B.Y.O.B. gaming experience, with frequent free beer nights.
At Pinballz Kingdom in Buda, we made huge investments in new restrooms, a new outdoor sports bar, a new beer tap wall, and are mid-way through a complete upgrade of our back bar area. This renovation included adding multiple indoor taps to compliment our outdoor Biergarten and the Dragon bar where you can still enjoy live music on the outdoor stage. We’ve added turf to our outdoor areas for that Texas football touch and we’ve added multiple TV’s for the enjoyment of our sports fans. We are now adding upgrades to the outdoor tactical laser tag arena.
We continue to add new games at all locations many times throughout the year to keep things interesting, and have enjoyed holding a variety of events as well! This month we will have our first ever Ugly Sweater Contest, a kids holiday craft event, and will end the year with our annual Noon Year’s Eve for the kids followed by our New Year’s Eve Party in the evening at each location.
We wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for all your support throughout the year and we look forward to helping make more memories in 2020!
Darren & Mikki Spohn