Pinbowlz is a new gaming bar in Hackney where groups of up to four can play life-sized pinball. The game is simple, but addictive. There are two courses each with four lanes to get the balls into the baskets. Instead of the usual spring-loaded plunger, you have to use your own arm to launch each ball up the lane. Each lane takes about ten minutes to play, and you have 40 minutes to complete the course. Settle the scores over a couple of beers at the bar, or just help yourself to the free pick ’n’ mix.
Arch 5, Bohemia Place, Hackney, E8 1DU