Outer Orbit Turns 1 Year Old!!  Woo Hoo!

We made it! Our little neighborhood pinball restaurant has survived, thanks to all of you guys; our neighbors, friends, fellow pinheads and admirers from afar. It's been amazing for us to meet all of you and we are so grateful that you like what we're doing, enough for us to pay the bills! We're humbled by all of the kind words and it's given us such a sense of achievement. It keeps us fueled up for every new day!

In appreciation for all the love, we're throwing a Crawfish Boil!! It's this upcoming Saturday, August 24th, starting in the morning and going until we run out. Beer and Wine will be Happy Hour pricing all day! And Free Play Pinball!!!!!

Further Reading: Changes Coming
This last year has been such a gratifying learning experience. Thanks for your suggestions and bearing with us as we worked out the kinks. Our first business, a restaurant, was quite the jump to take (especially in San Francisco!) but luckily we've got that Millennial blind optimism and seem to have gotten luckily. With that year of experience behind us we have all sorts of ideas to keep developing and enriching this project. So, look out for little changes and some bigger ones in the coming months. One of the bigger changes on the horizon is that we'll be getting out of the brunch game. It's a really competitive market in the city and going big for brunch AND dinner is a bigger endeavor than we can currently handle with our limited facilities and people-power. If you have any suggestions about ideas you think we should pursue, please feel free to email us at outerorbitsf (at) gmail.com. Otherwise, see you soon!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
From Elisabeth, Christian, Sam and the Outer Orbit Team, we say Mahalo Nui Loa!!

Check out this Before/After Slideshow to see how much our space changed to become Outer Orbit!!

Owners, Christian Gainsley & Elisabeth Kohnke

Owners, Christian Gainsley & Elisabeth Kohnke


About us

Harnessing the vibe of an old school pinball salon, Outer Orbit is a pinhall outfitted for all ages and skill levels. With pins ranging from retro to right-now, a beautiful vinyl jukebox stocked with oldies and current hits, Outer Orbit matches new with nostalgia.

The dream of two Bernal "pinheads", Outer Orbit is serious about fun and food. Pair your pins with bites from the menu of Hawaiian-inspired dishes by chef Samuel Decamp evoking the playful feel of the islands. Beverages include a curated list of beer (12 taps), wine & cocktails for adult gamers, as well as offerings for junior pinheads.


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