Game On: Our Guide to Fun Bars in Brisbane
You know the joke: a guy walks into a bar, downs inordinate levels of whiskey and beer, slurs his way through...
Forget ideas of running away to join the circus, as a dazzling circus-themed pleasure dome slash diner slash cocktail joint jam-packed full of kidult fun is opening in Brisbane (and we’re not clowning around).
Ready for a barrel of fun and elaborate, Insta-worthy loaded shakes and cocktails? Well, prepare yourself for Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq, the latest kidult entertainment wonderland from the ringmasters of fun behind Holey Moley and B. Lucky & Sons, due to land at Toombul in November.
Set to become your one-stop destination for all things fun, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq will offer hours of entertainment. With arcade games galore, trippy virtual reality experiences that promise to get your heart racing, Dodgem cars ready to chase, turn, spin and bump your mates, bowling, laser tag, and the fully-immersive ThrillRide all under the one roof, Archie Brothers could quite easily keep one occupied for days (and nights).
It won’t all be fun and games, with punters having the chance to win tickets, arcade-style, that can be redeemed for unique and zany prizes including pop vinyls, gaming consoles, and ‘90s retro paraphernalia – the stakes are high!
Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq will not just be a gamer’s paradise, though, as a full-service cocktail bar will be serving the craziest, OTT concoctions that must be seen to be believed, along with a gourmet kitchen churning out mouth-watering American diner classics.
The dazzling menu is set to feature five kinds of burgers including The Beast Burger with beef patty, bacon, pulled pork, tomato, pickle, cheese, and Texas BBQ sauce (meat sweats alert!) and the Mighty Not Meaty, catering to those who prefer plant-based chews. Otherwise, there will be 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.
Moving on to the tricked-up cocktail bar that will resemble a vintage carousel, thirsty punters will be truly spoilt for choice. Stars of the show will include Candy Stand, a strawberry shake with vanilla-frosted decorative rim, a giant lollipop, candy kebab, whipped cream and sprinkles, where Pampero white rum and Frangelico can be added for an extra kick, and Schnapps Crackle & Pop, with cinnamon whisky, butterscotch schnapps, bitters, maple and popcorn syrup topped with soda and whipped cream, and garnished with popcorn.
Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq will be housed within the newly re-vamped Toombul Shopping Centre and although not expected to officially open until mid-November, Christmas party bookings are open now, so say goodbye to your average run-of-the-mill, stuffy, corporate Christmas party and say hello to one hell of a good time.