Gigs & Nightlife

Manchester’s arcade bar NQ64 is giving away classic consoles, £250 bar tabs and more in unmissable competition

NQ64 Peter Street is set to be a "levelled up" version of the original venue - and The Manc has some incredible prizes to giveaway in celebration.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 14th June 2021

Manchester’s underground arcade bar NQ64 is gearing up to open another city centre venue this month, and there’s an unmissable competition giveaway to celebrate.

If retro gaming, classic consoles, and craft beer are up your street – we’ve got a treat for you.

Ahead of the opening of the second location of the iconic “neon-splattered drinking den full of retro arcade games and classic consoles” on Peter Street next week – which will take over the old Club LIV site next door to Albert’s Schloss – The Manc has teamed up with NQ64 to give away some seriously impressive prizes.

NQ64 Peter Street is a “levelled up” version of the original venue – which has been luring gamers into the Northern Quarter since 2019.

Containing all the bar’s hallmarks of neon lighting, retro art, classic consoles and more, the site will also boast a bigger bar area, more seating and a variety of new arcade machines.


Accompanying the likes of Pac-Man, Time Crisis 2 and Guitar Hero will be additions such as the Mario Kart arcade game, Time Crisis 3 and NBA Jam, and NQ64 Peter Street will utilise the same ‘token system’ in which users swap cash for game tokens to play.

MegaDrive, PlayStations, GameCube and Super Nintendo consoles will all be free to use.


A new themed cocktail list featuring NQ64 classics such as Princess Peach, Bubble Bobble and Pacs a Punch will also be available too.

It’s definitely as cause for celebration – and there’s no better way than with a giveaway.

The competition – which has been exclusively launched with NQ64 on The Manc’s Instagram (@the.manc) – will see the lucky winner take home 3x classic consoles (GameBoy, MegaDrive, Gamecube) WITH games, some NQ64 merch and an NQ64 Black Card (unlimited tokens for a year), alongside a whopping £250 bar tab and some goodies Hooch.


That’s not all either, as there’s some cracking prizes for two runners-up too, who will also get their hands on some NQ64 merch, an NQ64 Black Card, a £250 bar tab and their own supply of Hooch to accompany.

Fancy it then?

To be in with a chance of winning, all you’ll need to do is follow these four simple steps:

  1. Go over and follow @the.manc on Instagram.
  2. Then make sure to also follow @nq64mcr on Instagram too.
  3. Tag as many mates as you like on the post, one comment = one entry.
  4. Share the competition post on The Manc to your Instagram story for bonus entries, and make sure you tag @the.manc so we see it.

The competition has already received a massive amount of attention since first being launched, but there’s still plenty of time to get your entries in before NQ64 Peter Street opens its doors on 21 June.

The winners will be announced via DM from The Manc’s official verified Instagram account only.


The Manc is already aware of a number of fake Instagram accounts which have been created in our name with the intention to scam competition entrants, so we urge you to remain vigilant and never provide your personal details / information to anyone.

You can find more information and get your entries in here.

Featured Image – The Manc