Four Quarters Newcastle

Retro arcade bar Four Quarters coming to Newcastle

Last Updated on April 27, 2024

Fancy some retro gaming with your favourite tipple? Four Quarters’ Newcastle bar is opening soon following huge success in Loncon and Bristol.

Considered the UK’s original and best arcade bar chain, Four Quarters is expanding from existing venues in Peckham, Hackney Wick, and Elephant Part in London, and Bristol. Four Quarters is so-named because £1.50 gets you four American quarters to feed into their machines, a varied collection of vintage arcade games from the 1970s to the mid-2000s.

Four Quarters’ Newcastle location is on Dean Street, with plans to move into the basement and lower ground floor of the former Gershwin’s restaurant.

Among the cabinets you’ll find there are Pac-Man, Time Crisis 2, and a number of old school consoles situated in comfy booths: SEGA Mega Drive, Nintendo 64, Sony PlayStation 2. Meanwhile, a range of pizza, classic and themed cocktails, and local craft beers are on offer, and Four Quarters Newcastle also accepts bookings for private parties.

Four Quarters in Elephant Park

Four Quarters also promises a schedule of live events, such as film screenings and a pop culture quiz. Doors open seven days a week in early December, 2022.

“We’re immensely proud to be opening our latest Four Quarters location in my hometown and on a street that has been important to me for as long as I can remember. Dean Street was part of my old stomping grounds, where rave culture record stores carried me through my formative years.

“While the opening has been a long and involved process, we have worked closely with all of the city’s stakeholders to make sure that everyone is happy, especially our future FQ community. We love Newcastle and I’ve missed Newcastle, so we couldn’t be more excited to bring Four Quarters ‘arcade bar’ to the toon!”

Four Quarters co-founder Francois Kitching 

“The goal was always not to be just a ‘London brand’, says fellow-co founder Marc Jones, “We want Four Quarters to be a key part of the nightlife scene that thrives across the country, including cities other than London”.

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