Oh, how we miss the days when our biggest stresses were getting enough coins for the arcade, or convincing our parents to buy us the latest (often too gory) console games. We’d give anything to return to those times, even for just one day. Well, how about one evening? Because at Four Quarters you can do just that.
The popular arcade gaming bar, which also boasts three gaming boltholes in London, launched in Bristol earlier this year with a wide selection of classic games to whirl through as you sip on fine draught beers.
Located on Bristol’s Park Street houses over 20 original arcade machines and will soon have retro console booths over two floors. Booths will include screens built into the wall where users can battle their friends at their beloved old titles on Sega, Nintendo and PlayStation consoles.
Four Quarters specialises in finding and restoring original arcade machines, giving them a second life at their bars. Keeping them authentic to their time, they include rare and genuine arcade games from the 1970s to the late 90s, from Space Invaders to Time Crisis 2.
As to the name of the popular gaming bar, it’s simple. Four Quarters (which cost £1.50, or you can get 15 for £15), is enough for users to earn a go on the nostalgic games on offer. Classic retro numbers on the machines include House of the Dead, Pac-Man, Street Fighter II, Asteroids, The Simpsons, Point Blank and many more, so you can game to your heart’s content. Games do rotate regularly between all Four Quarters bars, however.
With a world of games at their fingertips, guests will also be spoiled for choice with a menu featuring a range of craft beers on tap from the likes of local breweries Lost and Grounded and Bristol Beer Factory, as well as numerous themed cocktails on offer. Such as tropical and colourful Rainbow Road and the gaming-ready, Redbull-heavy Donkey Kong. Beers, cocktails, arcade games… what more could you really need?