From the long entrance hallway you enter into a room buzzing with nostalgia. Vintage pinball machines, Sega and Nintendo emulators on large screen TVs, arcade games, and even good ole’ skee ball. Downtown Toronto’s Tilt is unlike other arcades – they are not pay-per-play, but rather you pay a $5 cover at the door and all the games are at your disposal. You can spend hours here, trust me – I’ve done it. Not only does Tilt have a fully-licensed bar with a wide selection of craft beers, but they also have a decent menu with options like corn dogs, funnel cake, nachos, poutine, hot dogs, hamburgers and even deep-fried mars bars.
My favourite game is the old school Ice Cold Beer in which you have to balance a ball on a metal bar and avoid getting it in the unmarked holes. After many rounds we managed to get to level seven, a personal best!
Tilt is the perfect place to go with friends to kill a few hours and feel like a kid again, and maybe even break a few high scores! If you’re visiting with minors (under 19), they are welcome to play until 20:00.