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Four Quarters East
FQE claims to have London’s biggest range of vintage video games. This turbo-charged baby bro’ of cult Peckham bar Four Quarters occupies a stripped-back post-industrial unit at waterside social hub, Here East. Get your retro-geek on and embrace the once-cutting-edge tech of Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Streetfighter II, Tron, Daytona USA, Point Blank, Cool Boarders 2, and plenty more. All you need do is slide into the 1960s Wimpy bar-esque booths (bookable) equipped with consoles. Between games, de-parch over a pint of Beavertown, Kernel, Sambrook’s and other London craft brews, on regular rotation, from the beer wall’s dozen taps. Mongozo Pilsner (organic and gluten-free) is a viable alternative. Otherwise, choose from easy-drinking wine; a range of stirs, shakes and muddles made with premium spirits; and basic bar food. You’ll also be served banging beats, great graphics and wall-to-wall nostalgia – it’s playtime, way-back-when style.
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