NQ64 launches ninth site in Newcastle

By Rebecca Weller

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Immersive arcade bar experiences: NQ64 opens ninth site in Newcastle (Pictured: NQ64 Edinburgh)
Immersive arcade bar experiences: NQ64 opens ninth site in Newcastle (Pictured: NQ64 Edinburgh)

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NQ64 has launched its immersive arcade bar experiences with nightlife vibes and retro games in Newcastle, the operators first site in the Northeast.

The former Intermezzo site on Pilgrim Street, which will be open to the public from August, marks the opening of NQ64’s ninth bar, totalling 3500sqft with a 200-person capacity, and follows the company’s recent venue opening in Soho, London, earlier this year.

NQ64 co-founder Matthew Robson said: “Being a born and bred Geordie, opening in Newcastle is particularly special for me, and my mum.

Different offering 

“I hope NQ64 will bring a different offering to the city. We specialise in retro gaming and combine it with a banging drinks selection with a backdrop of classic hip hop tunes.” 

Combining nightlife vibes with retro games in venues filled with neon splattered drinking dens, NQ64 has launched sites in Soho, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow and now Newcastle since its launch in Manchester back in 2019.

A choice of arcade games including Time Crisis, Dance Dance Revolution, Tekken, Guitar Hero, and Pac-Man, along with pinball machines and classic consoles such as SNES, MegaDrive, Gamecube and PlayStation will also be available. 

New dimension

The Newcastle site will also feature a dedicated bar area with stools, booths and space to dance to the sound of NQ64’s signature hip-hop and R&B playlist and DJs at the weekend.

Furthermore, the bar will also offer a game-themed cocktail menu including Mad Max, Pacs a Punch and Dr Ro Bev Nik, as well as a selection of craft beers, wine, sodas, and spirits, with tokens for the arcade machines available to purchase from the bar, while the classic consoles are free for customers to use.

Speaking regarding the Soho site opening in April, Robson said: “We think NQ64 will bring a whole new dimension to the entertainment landscape by transporting visitors back in time, all while being the latest hotspot for those who just want to have a drink up and good night out in the town.”

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