The Replay Lounge (946 Massachusetts in Lawrence) may be painfully hip now, but the rebel paradise opened in 1993 as a humble arcade serving burgers and PBR. With Free Play
, the dive gets back to its roots, spotlighting pinball
machines rather than indie bands. From 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays, pinballing is free of charge at all six fab machines, including the 1995 Theatre of Magic, a foreboding magic trunk chained shut, and the newer Playboy machine, which reveals a little more boobie with each hit of the pop bumper. Other toys include Monster Bash, Attack From Mars, Monopoly and the timely Simpsons Pinball Party. Which one is the hottest commodity? Bartender Erica Goddards answer reveals the Replays grimy charm: Probably whichever one works. The happy hour also offers $2.50 Jack Daniels singles and more tattoos than you can roll up a sleeve at. Those of legal drinking age can catch LoveGarden Sound System later in the beer garden. For more information, call the Replay at 785-749-7676.
Fridays, 3-6 p.m., 2007