Pinky’s Revenge: This Arcade Is Like Something From A Dream For Kids Of The 80s in Greenville, SC

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Have you heard about Pinky’s Revenge in Greenville? Were you a kid of the 80s? Did you wear jelly shoes, listen to Thriller on your Sony Walkman, and eat rectangular-shaped pizza every Friday at school?

If you said yes, then hold on to your banana clip – because Pinky’s Revenge is the perfect arcade to get your 80s fix! If you have no idea what most of those things we mentioned are, it’s ok. We are going to tell you all you need to know to understand why you should be excited!

Arcade bar with etch a sketch in forefront
Pinky’s Revenge, Taylors SC

Pinky’s Revenge In Greenville Is Everything You’ve Dreamed Of

Rewind (who remembers “Be Kind Rewind”) … Rewind back a million years to January 2020. Word that a new arcade venue was opening spread and we couldn’t wait until the May 2020 opening date.

Then things happened. Unforeseeable, unavoidable, unbelievable, and unforgettable things. I watched (ok, maybe stalked is the more appropriate word here) the Pinky’s Revenge social media pages as they documented the slow progress over the past year. My patience paid off when they finally opened in 2021!

If you are a child of the 80s, you will certainly be in heaven. But, don’t worry if you can’t understand why someone would ask “Where’s the beef?”, you’ll enjoy this hop back in time too! You just might not understand why people are losing their minds over rectangle-shaped pizza.

Who Is Pinky, And Why Is She Out For Revenge?

The namesake of this venue is a woman dealing with unrequited love, and she’s not happy about it. Pinky is one of the four main ghosts in the Pac-Man series. Being the only female ghost, she attempts to ambush Pac-Man by moving parallel to him. The Pinky character has been shown to have a crush on Pac-Man, which normally goes unreciprocated, so understandably, she’s not thrilled at the situation.

group of people standing at arcade games
Pinky’s Revenge, Taylors SC

The Games At Pinky’s Revenge

There are dozens of activities to keep you and your family busy at Pinky’s Revenge! You can even attempt to figure out the trick to making more than a weird-looking square with the Etch-a-Sketch toys that are placed on tables around Pinky’s. Games will be $12 for unlimited gameplay, and access to newer games will be by the hour. The arcade has dozens of gaming consoles and multiple pinball tables to choose from as well!

  • Skee Ball Games
  • Pinball Games
  • Video Games
  • Pool
  • Air Hockey
  • Ride-on Games
  • Board Games
  • Mini Arcade Games
  • Video Game Stations

Pinky’s Has School Pizza On The Menu!

This may be something that you had to be around in the 80s to appreciate now. We old folks were served this weird rectangle-shaped pizza on Fridays in school. Kids now are given slices of circle pizza at school, and the shape totally makes the pizza taste different! Just take my word for it.

Other delicious things on the menu at Pinky’s Revenge include boiled peanuts, White Castle Sliders, nachos, pretzels with nacho cheese, hot dogs with optional toppings, PLUS you can order off the Weekend Express Menu from The Farehouse!

Young girl holding pizza
Pinky’s Revenge, Taylors SC

All The Things You Need To Know To Plan Your Trip To Pinky’s Revenge in Taylors Mill

  • Hours
    Wednesday: 5 pm – 10 pm
    Thursday: 5 pm to 11:30 pm
    Friday: 5 pm to 12 am (18+ after 8 pm)
    Saturday: 1 pm to 12 am (18 + after 8 pm)
    Sunday: 1 pm to 9 pm
  • Admission
    $12 per person for unlimited play; Free entry for “pay to play” games and when drinking at the bar.
    This includes unlimited play on “Free Play” games. Some of the games at Pinky’s Revenge are pay-to-play, including Air Hockey, Pool, Skee-Ball, Basketball, Wheel of Boxing, and the Claw machines.
  • Special Events
    Pinky’s Revenge regularly hosts special events with live music, karaoke, glow night, and special big screen game play nights. Be sure to follow their Instagram page for updates on special events. During special events, everyone must pay the $12 fee (even if not playing games).

I took my children to Pinky’s revenge for the opening weekend Saturday. We all had so much fun! I was able to introduce my gamer son to games from my childhood, indulge in a school pizza pregnancy craving, sit down and play table games with my daughter, and leave without a giant gaping hole in my wallet. We will DEFINITELY be back.

Brittany Wilson
vip lounge with red seating
Pinky’s Revenge, Taylors SC

Pinky’s Revenge Facebook | Pinky’s Revenge Instagram
250 Mill Street, Taylors | 864.520.1072

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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