NQ64 to make Scotland debut

Arcade bar brand NQ64 is set to make its debut in Scotland when it opens in Edinburgh this summer.

Arcade bar brand NQ64 is set to make its debut in Scotland when it opens on Edinburgh’s Lothian Road this summer.

With businesses already in Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, the former Badabing bar will be transformed into NQ64's fifth venue, complete with its trademark neon graffiti, craft beers and game-themed cocktails, alongside a selection of retro arcade machines and classic consoles.

Visitors can expect fan favourites and cult classics such as Time Crisis 2, Guitar Hero, Pac-Man and Mario Kart, as well as pinball machines and classic consoles including Game Boy, MegaDrive, Gamecube and PlayStations. All arcades and pinball machines operate on tokens, which can be bought from the bar, and consoles are free to play.

“We can’t wait to get our Edinburgh site open," says NQ64’s founder Matt Robson. "I love the city, and I hope people are going to love our new bar. We’re grafting behind the scenes to get the venue, our retro games and a banging booze selection ready!”

Before opening, NQ64 is inviting the people of Edinburgh to come in to test the games and sample the drinks – all they need to do is follow their Instagram account on @nq64edinburgh and look out for an upcoming post (which will appear in the coming weeks) inviting them down. 

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