July 5, 2022

Loading Bar: Leading The Gaming Bar Revolution

So we all like beer, we all like video games. Where can we do both? Well you will be happy to know there is actually a great little chain of bars known as Loading Bar!

Since 2010 Loading Bar has been giving gamers a place to drink, relax and play in some of the coolest and geekiest bars you will ever have the pleasure to visit.

The first Loading Bar opened in Cornwall way back in 2010 and then moved to London. Now there are four bars all offering their own gaming experience.

Scenario: Dalston, London

Found among the nightlife of Dalston, Scenario bar spans two floors, with the top floor being the perfect place to relax, grab a few drinks (or one of our famous cocktails!) and play one of our hundreds of board games on offer. The basement area is the Games Lounge – multiple screens all hooked up to everything from the latest cutting edge machines to the the best retro consoles you can remember – Goldeneye, Street Fighter, Mario Kart… all the classics.

Xbox One

Playstation 4

Super Nintendo

Nintendo 64

Nintendo Switch

Playstation VR

Sega Dreamcast

100+ board games

Secret Weapon: Stratford, London

Located in Stratford, Secret Weapon is a classic East London pub environment with beer garden. Inside you’ll find a selection of multiplayer games sitting alongside our selection of drinks and trademark cocktails. As always, for those not looking for computer entertainment, we have plenty of board games to be played – a selection of quick fire card games to more advanced campaign style ones, so whatever you’re looking for, Secret Weapon is loaded and ready.

Four gaming PCs

Multi-Game Arcade Cabinet


Event Room

Playstation 4

Super Nintendo

Xbox One

Server: Shepards Bush, London

A huge events space offering big screen multiplayer PC titles – Gang Beasts, Towerfall, Nidhogg and the like. Food and coffee served all day, plus our usual selection of board games and best videogames

 Over 70+ Board games

 Xbox One X

 PS4 Pro

 Nintendo Switch

 Snes Mini

 5x 4K Screens

 Freshly Ground Coffee

 Cask Ale Line

C:\SIDE QUEST: Brighton

Right on the beach in Brighton, C:\Side Quest is the place to go if you fancy one of our Loading Coffees, a piece of cake and a great view. While you’re there, you can check out some of the latest games on one of our 4K screens, or grab a board game off the shelf from our varied selection on offer. We also do food, so if you’re peckish you can order and eat, while you drink, relax and play.

Xbox One

Playstation 4

Nintendo Switch

Growing collection of board games

Loading Bars have become a mecca for gamers over the last few years and have been host to some of the UK’s biggest independent gaming events.

Prepare To Try Live: Finchy Fest – IGN UK

Loading Bar E3 2018

Alt.Ctrl Party

Hyper Japan

As @HYPERJAPANevent enters its last day of the weekend, here’s another shameless marketing plug for #Server which is 20mins away pic.twitter.com/4whm7F3OOU

— Loading Bar(s) (@drinkrelaxplay) July 15, 2018

Game Fair West

They have also hosted live Overwatch League parties, Rocket League game nights hosted by IGN UK’s very own Gav Murphy and regular events including:



Table Top Tuesday’s

They even host some of Outside Xbox’s live Streams!

So with all that gaming brilliance in a bar you think that would be it but no! They serve video game themed cocktails!!!

So with all of that I am sure you wont miss out on the opportunity to visit you local Loading Bar or at least pop in for a drink next time you’re in London or Brighton. What loading Bar is doing for gaming culture in the UK is brilliant and is giving our fellow gamers a place to #DrinkRelaxPlay and they are opening more bars every year.

Want to know more about Loading Bar check out their website, or Twitter and you can also catch them on Twitch and Youtube.

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