8 fun games, arcades and escape rooms in Brisbane

Got a reason to celebrate? Or just want to escape the books and have some fun? There’s a maze of arcades, game spots and escape rooms dotted around Brisbane to check out. So we’ve pulled together a list of the best fun hubs right on your doorstep. Can’t be bothered leaving the building? Don’t forget you can always hire out the Playstation free of charge at Student One. And Yes, we do have FIFA19.

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Escape Manor Brisbane


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Get locked inside four different escape rooms as the clock keeps ticking and try to find your way out. The Covenant, The Asylum, Wine Cellar and Death Row all offer a different themed real-life adventure puzzle that’s sure to get you and your friends looking, guessing, and problem-solving in a tizz. And it’s all just around the corner on Edward Street.

iPlay Albert Street


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Consider yourself an arcade-addict? Make a beeline for iPlay on Albert Street for everything from Tekken7, Laser Tag and Dance Dance Revolution to the Wizard of Oz, Jurassic Park and Zombie Catcher. Also expect to find Midnight Maximum Tune D500s, a photo booth and Piano Keys. The best part? There’s a Baskin and Robbins in store (and you can bring cake if it’s a birthday party!).




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Netherworld in Fortitude Valley is the first arcade game bar in the city. It’s a drinking hole, a diner and home to a fab collection of vintage gaming relics. We’re talking 25 different arcade games, 15 pinball machines, lots of classic consoles and a bunch of board games perfect to play over a drink and some bites to eat. Still want more? Get in on the weekly movie and trivia nights.

Musical bingo at Mick O’Malleys

It’s bingo with a twist. But instead of numbers – it’s all about the tunes! Get in on the Wednesday musical bingo nights at Mick O’Malleys for a fun group activity that requires only as much (or as little) attention as you have to offer. Perfect.

Strike Wintergarden

In the mood to slip on some fancy (ie. funny-looking) bowling shoes and get in on some good ol’ ten-pin bowling action? Strike Wintergarden is the traditional favourite, with 12 bowling lanes. But that’s not all. It’s also home to an epic laser tag arena, private karaoke rooms, pool tables and THREE escape rooms – making it the ultimate funtime all-rounder.

Holey Moley Golf Club


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Originally a church and then a nightclub, this venue in Fortitude Valley has transformed into a unique bar that flaunts its own mini-golf mecca. It’s more silly than serious, so if you’re looking for some nighttime entertainment that’s sure to give you and your friends some good laughs, this is a great option. Need food? There’s always a food truck onsite too.

Zero Latency


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Love virtual reality? Zero Latency is Brisbane’s first free-roam, multi-player virtual reality experience. Taking up a huge warehouse space in Newstead, you’ll love this next-gen play experience that offers the freedom to move around, talk to and strategize with other gamers. First-timers and pro VR gamers alike can get thrills to suit their skills too, with different levels available.

DIY games day

Why not make your own games day in a nearby park, like the City Botanical Gardens? Pack up your favourite games and some snacks and get together a bunch of friends. Or pick up a new puzzle, card came, chess set or some other fun games at a shop like Mind Games in the Myer Centre or Vault Games around the corner on Charlotte Street. That way, the fun never has to end!

Free fun at Student One

Still need something cheaper? That’s what Student One’s foosball tables, Playstation, ping pong and pool tables are for!

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