Ms Bartronica, a nostalgic walk down memory lane

Subscribe to Forte Magazine

Ms Bartronica, a nostalgic walk down memory lane

Espresso Martini in one hand, joystick in the other. I never thought these two worlds would collide, but I’m seriously glad they did.

Located in the heart of Geelong, Ms Bartronica promises a nostalgic walk down memory lane with old school arcade games, alongside some damn fine cocktails (and spirits and craft beers, if that’s more your thing). But let me just say, at $12 each, these are probably the best priced cocktails out there – and they don’t skimp on quality either.

Attending for the very first time, only recently for their first birthday party, I was pleasantly surprised with what was on offer. Celebrating with a massive party, the consoles were free, the pinball machines were in heavy demand and the drinks were flowing – oh, and there were party hats! Who could say no to a party hat?

Bringing a serious slice of retro gaming to Geelong, they’ve got Mortal Kombat, Ninja Turtles, Street Fighter, Mario Kart, Smash Brothers and Golden Eye. They’ve also got a brand spanking new South Park Pinball, and then there’s the Die Hard on arcade for free!!

During the year, Ms Bartronica also holds fiercely competitive tournaments such as Smash Bros, Pokemon Stadium, Grand Turismo 3, Mario Kart 64 and Golden Eye 64. Who can turn down a Mario Kart tournament? Shot gun Princess Peach!

Decked out like no other bar in town, the small venue has a super relaxed vibe where you can sit down with some fine drinks and chat to friends, as well have some fun with all the games. Oh and there’s happy hour from Wednesday to Friday from 4pm – 6pm. Definitely a ‘must visit’.

Ms Bartronica is located at 159 Ryrie Street.

Written by Talia Rinaldo