Retro arcade game and console venue NQ64 will open the doors to its new bigger home on 1 August … right next door to its current home.

The infamous gaming and drinking den is moving in to 12 Tib Street, formerly Dive Bar where it will now house booths, banquette seating, an outdoor terrace with new arcade machines.  They move will increase the capacity of the venue to 350.

The biggest space will also allow NQ64 to bring in new video games.  Alongside fan favourites like Guitar Hero, Pac Man, Street Fighter, and Time Crisis there’ll be new gaming additions, including ‘Pop-A-Shot’ (that basketball shooting game) and a ‘Wall Boy’ which elevates the game boy to a large screen.

The new venue will continue to serve game-themed cocktails like the Power Star Martini – a twist on a passionfruit martini, the Dr Ro Bev Nik, a cherry Old Fashioned, and the Kong Island Iced Tea, inspired by Donkey Kong.  Plus, there’s an extensive offering of craft beers, wines, spirits, sodas and non-alcoholic cocktails, as well as a bunch of old-school childhood favourite snacks such as Space Raiders and Monster Munch.

Speaking about opening the bigger venue, NQ64 director Matt Robson said, “The public have spoken, and we have listened. No more 1-star Google reviews telling us it looks bigger on the photos, because this one is actually massive. We saw the site come up and it was a no-brainer to move in, not too much of a trek from the original, with loads more room for games, and a mega terrace too.

“We love to show we really do listen to our customers, and have chosen a venue that holds more games, more people & more fun, whilst not being too hard for our guests to find (we hope). We can’t wait to open our doors & show everyone what we’ve done with the place.”