Arcade Bars are becoming a big deal. While a lot have that retro feeling we all crave, or rely on their cocktails being named after Sonic the Hedgehog characters, B. Lucky and Sons hits a lot of those marks the others don’t.
Hidden in the newly revamped TC Beirne Department Store off the Brunswick St Mall in Fortitude Valley, you could easily miss it. From the outside, it looks like a pawn shop. But it’s by design. Created in the spirit of an illegal gambling den, you pass the pawn-shop-but-really-a-prize-hall, to the sparkling games within. The neon lights and whirling and howling noises of the games will easily show you where you are.
B. Lucky and Sons is the second of its kind, after a successful launch in Melbourne about a month ago, and from the minds of those who brought us Holey Moley and Strike Bowling. It’s certainly scratching an itch you didn’t know you had. With new games based on the Tomb Raider and Rampage movies, and old arcade favourites like Dance Dance Revolution and Space Invaders.
And the owners know their audience. Want to hang out with your friends? Want a place to take a date? Want some good food? Want to spend some fun times winning some great retro prizes?
There’s certainly an audience for it. Want somewhere to bring a date? Why not try win them a kitchy prize of let them beat you at skee-ball. Want somewhere fun to hang out with your friends? Why not beat them at Mario Kart. Want some great food and cool cocktails while sitting in a replicated tie fighter cockpit? Well, B. Lucky and Sons definitely has you covered there.
Want to check out the newest drawcard for Fortitude Valley? B. Lucky and Sons opens on Thursday September 27. Get in quick and win the retro Return of the Jedi puzzle!
Written by Brice Fallon.