Chicago bar features unique Blackhawks Bobby Orr pinball machine

On tonight’s WGN News at Five, we’re heading to the Bottom Lounge near the United Center. The rock bar features seven pinball machines, but front and center is a one-of-a-kind Chicago Blackhawks themed game built in 1977. To make things even more interesting, the machine is called the Bobby Orr Power Play – made in honor of the former Boston Bruins legend who finished his career with the Blackhawks. Game 1 of the Blackhawks / Bruins Stanley Cup Final is tonight, of course. If you’d like to take a crack at the Bobby Orr Power Play, here’s more about the Bottom Lounge…

Bottom Lounge | 1375 W. Lake St. | 312-666-6775 | bottomlounge.com | Free pinball on Thursdays

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11 comments

  • Lainey

    I know someone as well who has the same pinball machine in their basement. In fact, we were playing it over Memorial Day weekend. My kids were the ones who pointed it out while I was on the front porch observing the impending storm. Seems there are a few still out there that work.

  • Kooch

    I have one for sale actually on craigslist. To the first comment, it is original, you should try knowing your facts before you try to act smart.

  • Pinball Shawn

    Those things are like belly buttons man, everybody has one. They made over 13,000 of them, it was a huge run. I know where 6 of them are sitting right now. Nice early Bally, but far from rare and miles from one of a kind.

  • Don

    Pharaoh is a Williams game. As far as Power Play goes it is indeed a solid state game (digital scoring), sorry singledad105. The first digital scoring games came out in 1976/77.

    The Power Play in the story could have used a new display as player 2 was out. Good to see a pinball story on WGN though.


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