You want to travel through time and meet eyewitnesses of the last half century? Search no further, the “Outlane” is your place: a mix between a bar, museum and private collection of pinball machines and old video games that you can play.
The Outlane is run by two crazy collectors and contains 50 pinball machines and about 10 old consoles with ever-changing old video games. The most ancient machines are from the beginning days in the forties, very simple and sweet, whereas the newest ones have a lot of kick-ass features. All these machines have a story to tell, they reveal things about the time they were made. If you’re interested, drop in and talk to the owners, they like to tell people about their collection.
Being no regular bar, the Outlane is only opened twice per month. In January 2015 it moved to a bigger location so there is space for a lot of pinball machines and game computers. You’re allowed to get in once for 10 Franks. If you want to go regularly you have to get a yearly membership for 100 Franks.
One last thing: Please consider this place a museum, not a bar to get shit-faced and out of control. You’ve got plenty of opportunities to do that at the Langstrasse.