New bar spy - NQ64 Soho

Retro Games & Themed Cocktails: Meet The Neon-Splattered Arcade Bar Heading To Soho

Published . By Jasmine Lee Kennedy.

NQ64 Soho


Now Open

Calling all big kids: it’s time to put those years of arcade-dwelling and bedroom-gaming to good use. After making quite the name for itself across the UK, including Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool, NQ64 is ready to open its very first London venue in May. The unique Soho bar offers a load of vintage token-operated machines, classic consoles and themed cocktails to boot.

Setting up shop on the ever-buzzing Berwick Street, this joint is set to be a sprawling adult playground for the city's late-night revellers. It's decked out with the brand's signature neon-splattered walls and graffiti murals which glow under UV for an immersive, atmospheric experience. Here, you’ll find all the retro games you know and love, from 90s first-person shooter Time Crisis to the iconic (and much-loved) Guitar Hero. And in the background? A DJ will be bringing the party vibes by spinning old school hip hop bangers 'til the early hours.

And, of course, there’s a quirky list of gaming-themed cocktails to match. Our favourite? The Donkey Kolada, a heady mix of Bacardi rum, banana, chocolate, pineapple and coconut. But if that's not your thing, then you can also sip craft beers, wines and spirit mixers.

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