Sunday, April 14, 2024

There’s a brand new pinball arcade spot open in Saanich that you’ll want to check out


If you’re looking for a fun new place to take your kids or go on an entertaining date night, this new pinball hotspot may be for you!

Neon Ranch, located on Hunt Valley Farm in Saanich between Cordova Bay and Keating, grew from humble beginnings into a complete passion project. 

They began with only two machines in their restaurant, Deadbeetz Burgers, and eventually decided they wanted more and would need a bigger barn.

Over the last couple of years, they’ve put a lot of effort and time into traveling to different pinball spaces and events, picking up their favourites along the way and giving them a new home at Neon Ranch.

It was their hope to create the perfect pinball environment and fun vibe for everyone—a place where the most serious competitors and the beginners would want to come and enjoy an evening of pinball. 

What has manifested from this hope is a quirky, fun space with neon decor, geometric patterns and, of course, a stellar collection of games!

A membership is required to play and they offer a few different options to suit your pinball needs. 

They offer a ‘lifetime’ or ‘passing through’ membership, which allows you access to the PinBarn for a drop in or tournament fee. 

Options within the ‘lifetime’ category include a standard level membership for $20 and a gold level super supporter membership for $50—which includes a hat, a pin and two vouchers to bring a friend. 

The ‘passing through’ membership is $5 and is active for a couple of days or the length of a tournament. 

The membership also includes exclusive invites to special events and shows!

Once you have purchased a membership, the cost to play varies by hour. The prices are as follows:

  • 1/2 hour = $10
  • 1 hour = $15
  • 2 hours = $20
  • All day/Tournament = $25

Join a pinball league, attend their weekly events and make loads of new friends! 

For more information, you can visit the Neon Ranch website.

Neon Ranch

  • Where: Hunt Valley Farm, 5960 Hunt Road (pull into driveway, the 1st left is the parking lot)
  • When: 
    • Wednesday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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