Kidults, this circus-themed arcade has retro games, dodgems, VR and laser tag... all under one roof
This little pocket of Alexandria is the perfect place to hide out on a rainy day. You’ve got indoor warehouses for climbing, boozing and bouldering, like Sky Zone, Rocks Brewery and 9 Degrees – plus an arcade of retro games, bowling and laser tag inside Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq.
The funhouse is designed by the same people behind indoor mini golf bar Holey Moley, and the concept is much the same – drink and play games that make you nostalgic. Like Holey Moley, the space is family-friendly in the day and boozy in the nighttime (from 8pm).
Inside, there are bowling lanes, an interactive 3D theatre ride (our pick of the whole venue), a scary laser tag zone that’s really built for kids, and the tightest dodgem track you’ll ever come across.
Older players will enjoy shooting hoops at the basketball rings, playing on old-school games like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, and trying out the thrilling VR platforms that freak you out on roller coaster rides, ski slopes and mountainous fantasy worlds.
Younger kids (aged 8-10) might enjoy the overhead rope course, the dodgems (they’ll have more legroom) and the whac-a-mole arcade games.
In the middle, there’s Dazzler's Diner, where you’ll get your sugar fix from any one of the cocktails. They’ve got spiked shakes like the Let’s Get Ready to Crumble or the Candy Stand, plus many non alcoholic options.
Prices vary, depending on what interests you – dodgem cars are $4 a go, laser tag is $8 and bowling starts at $12 a game. The arcade games are played through a card system, so you can top up with $20 and you’ll get $25 value to spend on the shoot-’em-ups. For the best value, go from 5pm Monday to Thursday to get two hours access to every attraction for $25pp. Make a party of it and check out the packages for kids and adults from $34pp.
|Venue name:||Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu noon-11pm; Fri, Sat 10am-midnight; Sun 10am-10pm|