NQ64: Newcastle, are you ready to have some arcade fun?

Immersive retro-arcade bar group NQ64 have set their sights on Newcastle, having recently applied to open below Zizzi’s at 42-50 Grey Street, where La Vina & La Tasca used to be. 

NQ64 is the perfect place for gamers or anyone yearning to unleash their inner kid.   The venue is bursting with 70s, 80s and 90s classic console and arcade games in a suitably dark yet splattered florescent décor.  

This social play concept offers games such as Ms Packman, Guitar Hero Arcade, Mortal Kombat, Donkey Kong, Mario Kart as well as a huge range of other pinball, driver, fighter and shooter games playable on their N64, Megadrives and SNES. 

Not only do they have an awesome array of games but NQ64 also have a brilliant drinks menu, offering themed cocktails including MadMax (rum, grapefruit, velvet falernum, absinthe and lime and cinnamon fire) and Pac’s A Punch (strawberry infused gin, peach, apple, lemon, agave and soda). Yes, please! 

Newcastle is the first of three venues in the pipeline. Last year the company, founded by Matt Robson and Andy Haygarth, secured £1.4m investment from leisure investor Imbiba, which will enable NQ64 to also open sites in Leeds and Edinburgh. As part of this move chief operation officer at BrewDog, David McDowall, was appointed chairman and former Be At One managing director, Andrew Stones, joined the board to represent Imbiba. 

NQ64 already has sites in Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. 

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