Whether you’re looking for a fun new after work drinks venue with your team or want to banish any awkward first date conversation, London has a plethora of gaming bars to get your blood pumping.
The Four Quarters, Peckham & Hackney Wick
The air is thick with nostalgia at this uber cool gaming pub, not only are your thumbs spoilt for choice with the selection of retro arcade machines, the craft beer selection is pretty cool too. The pub also hosts gaming tournaments and film nights!
Platform London, Shoreditch
Of course Shoreditch is home to
London’s first e-sports and video games bar, where else? Hailed as the UK’s ‘no 1 social gaming experience’ if the games don’t draw you in, the cocktail menu and bottomless brunch deals just might!
Bounce, Old Street & Farringdon
The vibe in Bounce is incredible, everyone is jumping around and having a good time so this is definitely the sort of place that gets a bit rowdy! This one is best enjoyed with a big group of mates, and be sure to check out the immersive Wonderball experience that turns a simple game of ping pong into a giant compute game.
Flight Club, Victoria, Bloomsbury, Shoreditch and Islington
Famously known for being for old blokes down the local boozer, Flight Club have re-invented ‘Social Darts’ with a range of exciting and sociable games to get you hooked. Craft beer and pizza are also on the menu (and come very highly rated), what more do you want? The Magic Gardens at the Victoria branch is perfect for a big event, just be sure to book.
The Four Thieves, Battersea
One of the most well-known gaming pubs in town, where else can you grab a glass of wine and play mini-motor racing? VR booths, arcade machines, beer brewers in their own on-site brewery and stand up comedy, this place is seriously cool. There’s also an escape room immersive game and a quiz for the more adventurous!
Bar Kick, Shoreditch
One that won’t break the bank is Bar Kick, a laid back little boozer with fantastic happy hour deals, craft beers and table football. With the food menu offering dirty burgers, fries, chicken and waffles this is the perfect place to bring friends for a match and for special occasions there’s also a private hire space.
The Old School Yard, London Bridge
Cocktails, pizza, retro arcade games, comics AND karaoke, The Old School Yard is probably the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Famed for their delicious cocktails and being a stone’s throw from London Bridge this is the perfect place to unwind after a hard day at the office.
QUEENS Skate Dine Bowl, Notting Hill
Saving the best ’til last, where else can you grab a cold beer and skate on an ICE RINK? QUEENS, that’s where. If the rink isn’t enough, they also have 12 bowling lanes, creative cocktails and a MEATliquor menu to keep your energy levels up.