Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq
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Relive your childhood at this nostalgia-inducing circus-themed arcade for adults
Who says arcades are just for kids? Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq has landed in Melbourne to satisfy your whimsical kidult desires.
The first things to note about Archie Brothers is that it’s like stepping into a neon-hued vaudevillian dream. It’s a little bit Blade Runner if Blade Runner were PG-rated and extremely good looking on the ‘gram (there are also far fewer homicidal androids which is a plus).
The entire complex is decked out with nostalgia-inducing ways to entertain yourself, from arcade games to theme park rides. Challenge your mates to a round of Mario Kart or hit the road for real (sort of) with a turn on the Dodgem Cars. There’s a grand total of 67 arcade games to try out, as well as bowling and an interactive XD motion theatre. Playing the games will earn you tickets just like in a real arcade, which you can then redeem for zany prizes.
Archie Brothers is just about the whiz-bang entertainment either – it’s also pulling out all the stops for its American diner-meets-amusement park food and drink menu. The food and drink is as fun as the games, which is why your ‘cannonball’ potato gems can be served with condiment syringes, and the loaded shakes are topped with everything from cookie dough to whole lamingtons.
While minors are allowed during the day, Archie Brothers is strictly adults only after 8pm. And for good reason – the circus-themed venue features a fully stocked cocktail bar built to resemble a vintage carousel. Try the Shark Tanq cocktail: a bitey mix of Tanqueray Gin, coconut syrup, egg white, coconut and berry flavoured Red Bull, orange bitters and fresh lime, garnished with lolly sharks.
Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq is open at the District Docklands. Walk-ins are welcome, with bookings only required for parties.
For a sneak peak, check out what Archie Brothers in Sydney looks like.
The District Docklands
440 Docklands Drive
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thu noon-10pm; Fri, Sat noon-late|