Soho's Getting This Achingly Hip Retro Arcade Game Bar

Soho's Getting This Achingly Hip Retro Arcade Game Bar
A sit in Mario Kart game enveloped in neon lights
Mario Kart is among the slew of old-school games on offer. Image: NQ64

Time Crisis, Guitar Hero, Dancing Stage and Pac-Man are among the retro games you can get stuck into at a new arcade bar in Soho.

Launched in Manchester's Northern Quarter in 2019, NQ64 has proved a surefire winner with nostalgic gaming audiences, opening bars in Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Liverpool.

It lands on Berwick Street in Soho this May (exact date TBC) — hoping to woo Londoners with its cosmic neon spray paint 'graffiti' glowing beneath UV lights (think an achingly hip laser-quest), and slew of games from your/your parents'(!) childhood.

Tokens are available at the bar for arcade games (there are over 30 to choose from), while consoles are free to play on.

A cocktail is poured through a strainer at the neon lit bar
Ours is a Donkey Kolada. Image: NQ64

As comes with the territory, NQ64 also features a bar serving craft beers and gamer-inspired cocktails (we're looking at you, Donkey Kolada and Aku Aku Fruit Punch). Most nights, DJs will be in residence, spinning fittingly retro tunage.

(By the way, this is an adults-only bar, so be sure to leave Little Timmy with the babysitter.)

A selection of the games on offer, including Mario Kart
Tokens are available at the bar for arcade games, while consoles are free to play on. Image: NQ64

NQ64, Berwick Street, Soho — opening May 2022. Opening hours will be Monday-Friday 3pm-3am; Saturday 12pm-3am; Sunday 12pm-12am.

Last Updated 18 May 2022

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