It’s a warehouse full of the world’s best retro arcade games, pinball machines, and even newer and more technologically impressive marvels.
The whole place has been a passion project for owner Andy Palmer for a few years now, first starting with his collection of 30 machines in the back of a computer store, then quickly expanding into a warehouse in Bury, incorporating three floors of machinery, and now – a brand new 4th floor!
The venue is still divided into relatively loose “sections”, with the ground floor still housing a host of brand new and unusual arcade and rhythm games, from virtual table flipping gameat Namco Quick & Crash shooting gallery that uses real targets and even a real mug that you can shoot (if you’re quick enough!)
Also here you will find VR headsetspc for Fortnite and rocket leagueand a host of Japanese sit-downs’candy cabinets‘ playing the best shoot and beat ’em ups of the last 20 years.
At the top of the stairs on the 3rd floor you will find the retro arcadea HUGE space that’s pretty much an 80s arcade dream world where the only thing missing is the smell of excessive cigarette smoke and gangs of little gobby kids looking to spend their dinner money .
There are some of the best games of all time here, including my favorites Marble Madness, Crystal Castles, Point Blank and the ever charming Ms Pac Man. Plus one HUGE X-Men 8 PLAYER here, alongside probably the most beautiful 1982 Star Wars Arcade you are likely to find.
The new 4th floor is actually on the ground floor of the warehouse and features never-before-seen arcade machines and modern classics. There is a Mario Kart GT machine in there, more virtual reality agent – a brand new virtual reality machine sent to Arcade Club by SEGA, a “touch tiles” game called Speed of lightAnd much more.
Arcade Club Bury is open Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, Friday from 6pm to midnight, Saturday from 11am to 11pm and Sunday from 11am to 8pm.