Whether you’re looking for serious competitive gaming or somewhere you can go and have a laugh with your mates, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our guide to the Best Gaming Arcades in Liverpool.
VR-Here is a long time favourite of ours as there’s just nothing else like it in the city. If you’ve never given Virtual Reality gaming a go then what are you waiting for? VR is an immersive gaming experience and there’s so many different kinds of games to choose from, with horror games (for the brave amongst us) and there’s even the Virtual Reality bike simulator which we highly recommend.
To find out more about VR-Here and to book your VR adventure visit their official website http://vr-here.co.uk/liverpool
It’s hard to describe VideOdyssey because it’s got so much going on – there’s the amazing retro games arcade where you can play original classics like Street Fighter and Space Invaders but it’s also home to what is dubbed the ‘UK’s Last Video Shop’, with a massive collection of VHS tapes. Plus there’s a huge cinema room where they play classic films up on the big screen. It’s one of our favourite hangouts and we’re sure for gamers and film lovers it will become one of yours too. To find out more about VideOdyssey visit https://www.videodyssey.com/
Potentially the champion of Gaming Arcades In Liverpool, Arcains is a huge retro and futuristic gaming arcade in Cain’s Brewery Village housing old classic arcade games as well as virtual reality gaming, PC’s, consoles, pinball machines and modern arcade games. Arcains offers 3 floors of gaming, you just pay an entry fee (£10 weekday, £16 weekends) and you can stay and play for as long as you like.
For more information visit https://www.arcains.co.uk/
NQ64 is an underground drinking den where you can find retro arcade games and classic consoles in the former home of Aloha bar on Colquitt Street. Following the success of its Manchester venue they have expanded to Liverpool. Gamers can try their luck on Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders as well as playing on consoles such as the N64 and the Sega Megadrive. Visit their Facebook page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/NQ64Liverpool/
PINS Social Club
Duke Street is thriving with some of the most popular bars and restaurants in the city and PINS adds an extra dimension to the Ropewalks area. PINS Social Club features 12 custom-built full-sized bowling lanes split across two floors, an amazing casual dining area (brought to you by the team behind Rocket & Ruby and Bacaro Pizza), a karaoke booth, shuffleboard, pool, table tennis, beer pong, live music, DJ’s and one of Liverpool’s longest and most impressive bars.
Find out more by visiting https://www.pinssocialclub.co.uk/
Brewdog specialises in the Scottish brewery’s craft beers, with regular guest brews and also serves an epic food offering alongside a host of arcade machines, pinball machines and games consoles as well as some good old fashioned board games.
You can find out more about Brewdog on their Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/brewdogliverpool/
Dough Bar is known for its amazing artisan pizzas, real ales, world beers and cocktails. Their arcade & retro consoles are popular amongst students in particular but everyone is welcome. To find out more visit http://www.doughbar.co.uk/
Lane7 opened its doors in Liverpool’s Clayton Square in 2019 and the two-floor venue provides a family-friendly offer by day before transforming into a fun nightlight spot combining bowling and an in-house bar with quirky attractions such as a private hire darts room, retro arcade games and a photo booth. Visit https://lane7.co.uk/liverpool/
Roxy Ball Room (Rainford Square & Hanover Street)
Roxy Ball Room has pretty much all you need under one roof. At their Rainford Square venue there’s bowling, ping pong, shuffleboard, mini golf, pool, arcade games as well as beer and Prosecco pong. It’s enough to keep you entertained for hours. Visit https://www.roxyballroom.co.uk/portfolio/roxy-ball-room-liverpool-rainford-square/
Boston Pool Loft
Boston Pool Loft is kitted out with 8 British Pool Tables, 4 Full Size American Pool Tables, 2 Championship Standard Snooker Tables, 2 Table Tennis Tables, 2 Shuffleboard Tables and 2 Pinball Machines to choose from and they’ve even got FIFA on the projector! Plan your trip to Boston Pool Loft – https://www.facebook.com/BostonPoolLoftLiverpool/
Horizon E Sport Club
Horizon E Sport Club has combined an atmospheric café with high-end luxury gaming, mixing the old traditional interiors with new technology to create a space for relaxing and gaming. Visit https://www.horizonesport.com/ for more information.
Are there any gaming arcades in Liverpool that we’ve missed off our list? Comment below so that we can add it to our guide.