There are relatively few places in the Northwest for getting your vintage pinball and old-school arcade fix on. Seattle has Shorty’s, Portland has Ground Kontrol (see video at bottom of this post) and soon Tacoma will have Dorky’s Barcade.
Dorky’s owners Les Bond and Caroline Dennewith are awaiting liquor license approval and putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming arcade, bar and grill (specialty, grilled cheese) which will soon open at 754 Pacific Ave., formerly home to Brick City Project.
There’s a related concert and pinball tournament set for 9 tonight at Hell’s Kitchen, which will feature performances by Christian Doyle, the Friday Knights and DJs from Ocean Grooves and the 101 Crew. There’s a $5 entry fee for the tournament, a fundraiser for Dorky’s business expenses.
Meanwhile, click here to listen to a snippet of my first interview with Bond from earlier this afternoon.