7401 Hazel Ave.
MO63143 Maplewood 314-769-9954
Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-1am
Price: $; $$
Those who were lucky enough to grow up in an age when mechanical-ball-and-paddle amusements originally debuted can relate to the decor here. Classic pinball cabinets furnish the front half of the bar as do brightly lit tabletops and securely hung wall fixtures.
While the busy chatter of clinking steel balls, paddle flips and Skee-Ball rolls sound off subtlety from the game room, the bar itself and its surrounding padded leather seats still allow for quiet, candle-lit conversation and relaxation. Easily recognizable faces gracing the machines include Arnold Schwarzenegger's Jack Slater from Last Action Hero and the emaciated Crypt Keeper of Tales from the Crypt. Orbit has three Skee-Ball lanes in addition to these ten pinball tables which house little Star Wars, Jurassic Park and The Simpsons themed trinkets.