Geordie owner to finally bring adult-only retro gaming bar chain to Newcastle

Arcade games meet themed cocktails at this new arrival on the Newcastle nightlife scene

A brand new adult-only retro gaming bar is to open on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle this August.

NQ64 has already proved a hit in cities such as London, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham and its Geordie owner is finally brining the unique concept to Tyneside.

The neon-adorned bar will be full of retro arcade games and classic consoles to compliment its game-themed cocktail and bar menu.

NQ64 will take over the former Intermezzo bar next to Horticulture and will be just a few minutes down from Northumberland Street.

Arcade games will include Time Crisis, Dance Dance Revolution, Tekken, Guitar Hero and Pac-Man, along with pinball machines and classic consoles.

There will also be a separate bar and dancefloor with a live DJ at the weekend to ensure the space retains a nightclub-style vibe.

An image of NQ64 in Edinburgh

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

"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. See you at the bar!”

The bar is arcade-themed as well

NQ64's main bar will be available for walk-ins with areas that can be booked for larger groups.

Opening hours will be Monday - Friday 4 pm - 2 am, Saturday 12 pm until 2 am, Sunday 12 pm - 1 am.