NQ64 Staff Create Themed Cocktails For Brand New Menu

NQ64 gaming bars are striking – immersing players in impressive neon, graffiti art from floor to ceiling. When it comes to gaming NQ64 locations are the place to be. Stacked with vintage, retro arcade games as well as classic consoles.

NQ64 beautifully partner their epic gaming experience with a bar offering creative, themed cocktails. However, they have recently run an employee cocktail design competition – searching for tasty concoctions to put on a new cocktail menu, which tie in with their gaming offering.

Staff from all seven NQ64 venues took part, from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. The winning drink was:

Winning cocktail - Bowser Breezwer at NQ64

Bowser Breezer – with inspiration from Super Mario Bros, Manchester team member Ben combined Bacardi Rum, watermelon, ginger and Vimto.

Other cocktails being added to the menu include:

NQ64 cocktail - Dr RoBovNik - served over ice
The sophisticated Dr RoBovNik
  • Dr RoBevNik – created by Manchester’s General Manager, Joel, this blend is a nod to SEGAs Sonic the Hegehog and features Jack Daniel’s & Cherry Bourbon blend, Dr Pepper syrup and cherry, served on the rocks.
  • Aku Aku Fruit Punch – will transport you to Crash Bandicoot’s tropical Wumpa Islands by uniting Plantation Pineapple Rum, Mount Gay Eclipse, peach, banana, apple and Refresher syrups. This treat was created by specialist Drinks Trainer, James.
  • Metropolis – taking it’s name from the 80’s classic arcade game, this shimmering tipple is made from Beefeater Gin, Aperol, Cranberry and Glitter.
  • Special Cup – sure to be a favourite with Mario Kart fans, this winning cocktail includes Strawberry Liqueur, Aperol and Sweet Vermouth, Hooch and soda.

The new menu made its debut at the grand opening of the new NQ64 in Glasgow’s Merchant City last month. It is also now available in all NQ64 venues across the country. NQ64 bars also stock a good range of beer, wine and other alcopops.

The Aku Aku Fruit Punch at NQ64
A treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds – Aku Aku

To keep yourself fuelled up for the night why not partner your cocktail with a retro snack, like Monster Munch or Space Raiders?

You don’t need to pay to come in to an NQ64, to enjoy the good vibes and excellent drinks. However, once that urge to hop on the Dance Stage takes over, you can purchase tokens from the bar.

You’ll be stunned by the wide range of games on offer at NQ64, sourced from around the world, to ensure authenticity. Everything from Guitar Hero, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Time Crisis to Street Fighter. Revisit those games of your youth, like Spider-Man pinball or put your finger speed to the test on Track & Field – the ultimate button basher. If you want to see which games are available at each location they list them on their website.

Alternatively, you can play on the retro consoles for free. Battle it out for pride and glory on Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Mega Drive, SNES and Gamecube.

So, grab your pals and get your game face on. Head on over to your nearest NQ64 and try out some of their brand new cocktails – which is your favourite? Cheers?

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