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What we are

Playback arcade is Bristol's best freeplay arcade run and owned by enthusiastic long-term gamers and friends, Mark and Nick. We love retro games and want to share what we love with as many people as possible, and so have set our games to freeplay for unlimited plays, with just a one-off admission fee.

Over 40 arcade machines, 15 consoles on CRTs, 3 pinball machines and over 100 board games.

We have a fantastic selection of retro games available. For example House of the Dead, Mario Kart GP DX, Scud Race, Area 51, Space Invaders, Initial D, Pac-Man, Crazy Taxi and Dance Dance Revolution (Euromix + Supernova). Look at the 'List of games' page for a fuller list.

Just added: Mario Kart GP twin, Crus'N Exotica + Cart Fury Championship Racing!

We're open at the bottom floor of The Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol. Just across from Boswells cafe. 

Booking is just below! Child tickets are 14 and below. No children under 12 to be left unattended without a guardian.


We're also experimenting with a pay-to-play pinball section with around 18 pinball machines! Check the list of games for more details.  Below are a couple of video tours from Youtube.

Click here for enquires

A selection of arcade game cabinets - Area 51, Primal Rage, etc.

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Contact Us - more information or booking enquiries (e.g. birthday parties/corporate events)

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Opening Hours

Thu -12:00-18:00

Fri - 12:00-18:00
Sat - 11:00-18:00
Sun - 11:00-17:00
Additionally open school holidays Tue and Wed -12:00-18:00

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