Arcade Bar set for Aberdeen


The first retro arcade games bar in Aberdeen is due to open at the start of next year.

The launch of Arcade Bar & Games at the site of the former Espionage Nightclub represents a £1m-plus investment on Union Street.

The venue has been inspired by popular game and arcade bars in the US. The interior of the venture will include more than 50 retro video games, pool tables, two bars and one-of-a-kind murals from local street artists.

The games offering will include old favourites such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Defender, Mario Kart and Dancing Stage in a two-storey site that has a capacity for 350.

The venue, situated on Aberdeen’s main street between Belmont Street and Back Wynd, will also have, basketball, shuffleboard, skee ball and air hockey. Around 30 full and part-time jobs will be created.

Jack Codona, operations manager of Arcade Bar & Games, said: “We’re excited to be opening the first arcade bar in Aberdeen. It’s great to bring a new concept which combines cocktails, beer and retro games to the city.

“Opening early next year, work on bringing an unused building back to life is currently ongoing. We’ll have pinball machines and pool as well as a host of arcade games, including many classic favourites from the past. It’s going to be a bar and entertainment destination with an urban street feel.”

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