Bars & Pubs

Roll Up, Brisbane’s Getting A Giant Amusement Park Bar

By James Shackell
4th Sep 2019

Archie Brothers Brisbane

The guys from Funlab are at it again. From the creators of B.Lucky & Sons in the Valley comes a giant, theme-park-slash-bar-slash-cinema spot dropping at the soon-to-come UPSTAIRS by Toombul precinct.

That’s pretty much the only way to describe Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq. It doesn’t fit neatly into any pre-existing mental category.

The venue is basically everything modern-day adults are looking for: dozens of arcade games (including Mario Kart), theme park activities (think Dodgem cars and Coney Island), bowling, trippy virtual reality experiences, cocktail bar, restaurant and interactive XD Motion Theatre. Enough fun for you? 

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Like B.Lucky, you’ll be able to trade in tickets from the games to buy a whole bunch of unique and zany prizes including pop vinyls, gaming consoles and 90’s retro paraphernalia.

The cocktail bar at Archie Brothers has been tricked up to look like a vintage carousel, with booth seating modelled around classic theme park rides like the Cha Cha and Tea-Cup Ride. They’ll be serving up ‘loaded shakes’ (ie. loaded with booze). We don’t have the full menu yet, but cop an eyeful of the likes of the Candy Stand, a strawberry shake with vanilla-frosted decorative rim, a giant lollipop, candy kebab, whipped cream and sprinkles (add Pampero White Rum & Frangelico to make it 18+) or the Schnapps Crackle & Pop—cinnamon whisky, butterscotch schnapps, bitters, maple and popcorn syrup topped with soda and whipped cream then garnished with popcorn. 

Then there’s the food. If Sideshow Alley had a baby with an American Diner the result would be the Archie Brothers diner menu—think five kinds of burgers, four kinds of hotdogs (wiener anyone?), a plethora of pizzas, giant pretzels, chicken wings and more types of fries than you can poke a stick at (tater tots, fancy fries, waffle fries AND sweet potato fries).

The whole joint isn't opening until mid-November, but they're already taking Christmas party bookings—you'll have to get in quick though because we're thinking about booking out the whole of December. This place sounds like one hell of a good time. Get your bookings in and check it out here

The Details

Where: Toombul Shopping Centre
When: Opening mid-November 2019
For more info, click here

In other news, Brisbane's getting a Grand Central Station-inspiredrestaurant from a Michelin-starred chef—get the details here

Image credit: Archie Brothers 

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