The Four Quarters Arcade Bar, which has recently opened in Elephant Park, aims to take you back to the carefree childhood days of playing video-games with your pals. If combining classic arcade games with alcohol sounds up your Street (Fighter), then look no further than this Portal to the past.

Joining two successful outlets in Hackney Wick and Peckham, the new Four Quarters in Elephant & Castle will be their biggest so far. Open from 26th August on Ash Avenue, it will feature over 30 fully functional arcade and pinball machines.

The bar is banking on the fact that the mere mention of Pac-Man will have that iconic startup music flooding back into your head (and staying there for hours).

The bar is banking on the fact that the mere mention of Pac-Man will have that iconic startup music flooding back into your head (and staying there for hours)...

Alongside the famed pellet collecting bonanza, some of the best loved classics from Sega, Nintendo and Sony are here: from global smash-hits like Space Invaders and Tetris, to cult classics like The Simpsons Arcade Game and Crazy Taxi.

The machines only take US quarters- which can be purchased at the bar at a cost, fittingly, of four for £1 (or you can bring your own). Current high scores are listed on the bar’s website, should you be thinking of proving your button mashing mettle, alongside helpful tips for these occasionally opaque classics.

Promising most of the 'obvious' titles for each system, so you can expect to frustrate your friends on more modern titles like Goldeneye 007 and Mario Kart...

If you’re looking for something closer to the games you played in your sitting room, the bar also allows you to book for free a ‘console booth’, promising most of the ‘obvious’ titles for each system, so you can expect to frustrate your friends on more modern titles like Goldeneye 007 and Mario Kart.

On the edible side of things, Four Quarters works closely with a number of local breweries to offer a selection of craft beer and cocktails, and offers burgers and pizza to munch on in between blasting aliens. House created cocktails include Donkey Kong’s Tropical Punch and Raspberry Pi Sour.

House created cocktails include “Donkey Kong’s Tropical Punch'' and “Raspberry Pi Sour”...

The pizzas, meanwhile, are all named after characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – the 1989 video-game adaptation of which is available to play in their Peckham bar (cowabunga!)

Younger gamers(anyone aged under 18) are allowed with an accompanying adult, should you want to introduce your Fortnite obsessed kids to the simpler side-scrollers of the 80s and 90s. So if you and your friends are looking for the ultimate, err, Play Station, this bar does what others Nintendon’t.

www.fourquarters.bar

Of course, you don’t just have to visit Elephant Park – you can live there too… Why not experience the place as a resident? Check out more detail here…


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