Bars & Pubs

Circus-Themed Bar Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq Has Returned To Brisbane

By Ranyhyn Laine – who always has time to go to breakfast, no matter how busy she is.

Start practising your VR gaming, bowling, karaoke and arcade shooting, because Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq has made a triumphant return to Brisbane. A year and a half after the original venue was an unfortunate casualty of the 2022 floods that inundated Toombul, the crazy circus-themed arcade bar is back, this time in Bowen Hills.

If adult arcade bars are your particular cup of red cordial, you’re going to love this place. Let’s start with some of the basic features. There's a heap of different arcade games, including Dance Dance Revolution, Connect 4, Hoops and Mario Kart, alongside virtual reality experiences, six bowling lanes, and karaoke, plus a cocktail bar and food menu.

Basically, the entire space is a veritable wonderland of flashing lights with circus theming, and the game selection will be enough to keep you entertained for hours. Of course, the games aren’t just for fun. You can also win tickets for prizes that include everything from old-school Furbies to retro gaming consoles and Duff Beer memorabilia.

As for the drinks, well there’s the regular cocktails, which are still on a level above what you'll find at your usual bar—take the Pop Till You Drop, a concoction of fireball, butterscotch, apple juice, maple popcorn, bitters and whipped cream. Then there’s the boozy shakes, if you can handle them—the Candy Stand strawberry shake features white rum and Frangelico, a vanilla candy frosted rim and a giant lollipop, and even comes adorned with whipped cream and sprinkles.

You can also load up on pizzas, burgers and loaded hot dogs. Whack on some chicken tenders and fries and it’ll be your 12th birthday party all over again. Except we’re guessing you weren’t drinking alcoholic shakes at your 12th birthday party. At least, we hope not.

The best thing about the new Archie Brothers? It's smack bang in the middle of King Street, so you can bar hop your way around the precinct afterwards or head down into the Valley to find yourself even more cocktails. 

So what are you waiting for—round up your squad and get ready for the most epic button-smashin’, cocktail-sippin’, burger eatin’, time you’ll ever have at Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq—bookings are open now.

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