We spent some of the best days of our youth were down the arcade with mates. Oh, the pocket money we must have poured into those games.We probably could have invested our pennies and pounds a little better, but we’d still be down there mashing buttons if given the chance again. Now, NQ64 is going to take us on one big nostalgic trip when it arrives in Bristol this July.
The retro gaming and cocktail bar, with sites already across the UK, will offer a nostalgic paradise on Baldwin Street in Bristol City Centre. A must-visit for fans of classic consoles and arcade games, you’ll be able to get your hands on consoles from the 90s and 00s, as well as even older retro arcade games. Gamers can enjoy an evening playing their childhood favourites, including Time Crisis, Pac-Man, Guitar Hero, Street Fighter, and loads more, with a capacity of around 300.
NQ64 Bristol claims to be “the first immersive arcade bar experience of its kind to the South West.” There is, however, the somewhat similar Four Quarters on Park Street and Arcade Archive in Stroud. What sets it apart, however, is NQ64’s signature neon-splattered aesthetic. Adding a splash of colour to the City Centre
“I love Bristol, it’s a mega city!” said Matt Robson, NQ64 founder. “I have conducted some thorough research of its vibrant hospitality scene, and I can’t wait to be part of it. I hope that we will bring a fun, different offering to the city, but that’s for Bristol to decide!”
Alongside the games, the adult-only venue boasts a strong drinks offering, including game-themed cocktails like the Powerstar Martini (a twist on a passionfruit martini), Dr Ro Bev Nik (a cherry Old Fashioned) and the Aku Aku Fruit Punch, inspired by Crash Bandicoot. With an extended offering of beers, wines and sodas. Keeping the big kid energy going, you’ll also get your hands on retro snacks like Pot Noodles and Space Raiders.
NQ64 will open seven days a week, from 4pm-2am on weekdays, from 12 noon to 2am on Saturdays and Sundays. To learn more head here.