Bristol Retro Arcade

So today I braved the big wide world and left Devon for a trip up to Bristol to pick up a new console for my collection (details coming soon). But this port is about the location I had to collect it from. It was from a guy named Mark who has set up a retro video game arcade in the Galleries Mall in Bristol (A perfect place for a retro arcade!).

He has created a retro paradise up there with some nice displays, consoles set up to play on and a great selection of arcade cabinets and pinball machines. More information can be found at

So the next time your other half drags you to the city to do some clothes shopping, do yourself a favour, hand her the credit card and then head over to the history of video games for a day of retro gaming for just £12. Once in all the machines are free to play.

We really need locations like this to thrive in the UK as the traditional arcades are just a shadow of their former selves. Living in a small coastal town myself, growing up we had several arcades down the seafront which had a wide range of games, pool tables, bowling alleys etc. Now, we have one arcade left and it’s just crammed full of teddy bear machines, fruit machines and a Mario Kart game.

So if you are around the Bristol area do make sure you go and check it out. You won’t regret it!

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