In Review: NQ64 Shoreditch

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NQ64 Shoreditch
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If you’re looking for a unique spot that’s bursting with nostalgia, then look no further than Old Street’s NQ64 Arcade Bar. This neon-splattered gaming paradise is a blast from the past from the moment you walk in, or slide in, if you opt to take the tube slide down to the bar.

The team at NQ64 pull out all the stops when it comes to making sure your experience has as much craziness and excitement packed in as possible. This bar boasts a cocktail list unlike any other – with signature drinks inspired by all your favourite arcade classics. If you like your cocktails mixed with a bit of everything then why not monkey around with a Kong Island Iced Tea. If you’d prefer something more fiery then we recommend trying the Mad Max Zombie, a tropical rum-based concoction with some extra kick.

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As for the food, NQ64’s array of burger options matches the bar’s retro feel. Each one has a catchy name that suits its personality. From the Dalston Dip, which contains a double beef patty, mustard glaze, and caramelised onions to sweeten things up, all the way to the Chick King, with a crispy chicken fillet, shredded lettuce and garlic mayo. These mouthwatering American-style burgers are just what you need to refuel and get back to gaming. There are also plenty of tasty sides to add to the mix, such as the Aggy Fries, topped with garlic mayo, hot sauce, parmesan and spring onion.

NQ64 have thrown everything at their vegan options too. Their plant powered selection includes the Eden Burger, Chick thing nuggets and the Chick Queen. When you’re ready to put pedal to the metal, you can buy your tokens at the bar that give you access to everything else that NQ64 has to offer. With 45 arcade machines, 2 pinball machines and 8 retro consoles to choose from, they aren’t playing games when it comes to playing games! Whether you’re looking for somewhere for a night out with a difference, or if you’re just looking to let off some steam after work, NQ64 Shoreditch is just the place.

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