The arcade bar concept is set to launch its biggest site yet as it brings retro gaming, cocktails and a hip-hop soundtrack to East London, alongside a brand new food offer
Retro gaming bar concept NQ64 is set to launch its second London site, and the brand’s biggest yet with a capacity of up to 450,as it heads to Shoreditch’s Old Street in 2023. The 9000 square foot Shoreditch based bar will also feature a brand new food offering with a partner to be announced shortly.
Founded in 2019 in Manchester by Andy Haygarth and Matt Robson, NQ64 is a neon graffiti-covered drinking den where guests can enjoy retro arcade games and classic consoles alongside a curated list of game-themed cocktails and craft beers, accompanied by a classic hip hop playlist.
The brand has expanded across the UK with sites in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and its most recent opening in Newcastle.
As ‘purveyors of retro gaming’, NQ64’s sites are filled with nostalgic and classic arcades and consoles sourced from across the globe, including fan-favourites such as Pac-Man, Mario Kart, Guitar Hero, Time Crisis and Point Blank, with SNES, MegaDrive, Gamecube, Xbox and PlayStation on the console lineup.
NQ64 Shoreditch will house some new and rare games which all operate on tokens that can be purchased from the bar. All consoles within the venue are free to play.
NQ64 Shoreditch is set to be the brand’s biggest yet with a capacity of up to 450. The site will have plenty of bookable spaces, DJs 7-nights a week, and for the first time in an NQ64 site there’ll be a food offering to keep guests fuelled up for some late night gaming. The site will also offer a drinks list of specially selected craft beers, themed cocktails, wines, spirits, and sodas.
“Shoreditch is a location we’ve really wanted to operate in for a long time, so we’re buzzing to open this site. We aim to make our venues a place for gaming fanatics and also for those looking for a great experience on a night out. This is our biggest site yet and we hope it’ll be a great addition to the area. See you in there!”
Matt Robson, co-founder of NQ64
NQ64 will open in Shoreditch in May 2023.