Not ready to wave goodbye to childhood but not keen on adulting full-time? Us too.
 
If you’re looking for a grown-up playdate with your mates, the Valley has a host of venues with fun activities where you can legally drink and tap into childhood nostalgia. High-five your inner child and get along to these themed arcades and bars in the Valley for top-scoring games night action. Game on!
 
B. Lucky & Sons
 
A hustler’s haven and a player’s paradise, B. Lucky & Sons is your retro portal to the latest and greatest arcade games. Located in the TCB building on the Brunswick Street Mall, the arcade and games bar has reopened with 90-minute arcade game sessions – just enough time to perfect your Dance Dance Revolution moves, or get the gang on Mario Kart. Check out the value-add packages when booking your sesh online, or call 1300 058 259.
 
Holey Moley Golf Club
 
Mini-golf meets cocktail bar in a former church? Amen to that! Get ready to putt some holes again as the Holey Moley Fortitude Valley venue reopens with a new range of 1.5-hour mini-golf packages with cocktails or mocktails. It’ll be the best time out, par none, with plenty of pop culture references around the course. Choose your package online and secure your table on 1300 727 833 before you get along to the Warner Street venue.
 
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Netherworld
 
Located at the top of Brunswick Street, Netherworld arcade-diner-dive bar is at the intersection of past and present. It’s a kidult’s dream of retro play such as pinball, board games and vintage arcade games paired with craft brews and tasty vegan bites. Currently open for walk-ins and bookings for table service drinks and food only (some with Nintendo 64 consoles) for up to 75 people at a time. Arcade games are also back on with every second machine available. Open from 12pm to 9pm from Thursday to Sunday.
 
Oche Fortitude Valley
 
Pronounced “ockey”, Oche brings the ye olde bar sports of darts into the 21st century, adding five different multi-player games for a competitive edge with your mates. Pre-book a private booth online for 85 minutes of dart-throwing action and table service meals and drinks. Bullseye! The Constance Street venue is currently open from 5pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 12pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

– July 2020