From the people behind Holey Moley Golf Club and B.Lucky & Sons comes Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq: a circus-themed venue packed with arcade games, theme park rides, virtual reality experiences, and plenty to eat and drink besides.
Located inside the revamped Toombul shopping centre, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq will open its doors to the public on Thursday November 14 (but are taking Christmas party bookings before then if you’re keen as a bean) – here’s what you can expect to find when those gilded doors swing open:
Enter through red velvet drapes and inhale the scent of popcorn and fairy floss, take in the sight of flashing arcade games and hear the soundtrack of DJ-spun tunes. The cocktail bar, built to resemble a vintage carousel, is a focal point of the room and booth seating is modelled around classic theme park rides like the Cha Cha and Tea-Cup Ride.
With arcade games including Mario Kart and Willy Wonka, theme park adventures like Dodgems and Coney Island, trippy virtual reality experiences, bowling and ThrillRide, and one of Australia’s best interactive XD motion theatres, you’ll have your hands full trying to experience it all. Punters can also win tickets arcade-style and trade them in for unique and zany prizes including pop vinyls, gaming consoles, and 90’s retro paraphernalia.
Food: Archie Brothers’ Dazzler’s Diner
Five kinds of burgers, four kinds of hotdogs, a plethora of pizzas, giant pretzels, chicken wings and more types of fries than you can poke a stick at (tater tots, fancy fries, waffle fries AND sweet potato fries!).
Archie Brothers have a range of brand new ‘loaded’ shakes and cocktails, with the stars of the show including:
A strawberry shake with vanilla-frosted decorative rim, a giant lollipop, candy kebab, whipped cream and sprinkles (add Pampero White Rum & Frangelico to make it 18+)
Schnapps Crackle & Pop
Cinnamon whisky, butterscotch schnapps, bitters, maple and popcorn syrup topped with soda and whipped cream then garnished with popcorn.
Let’s Get Ready to Crumble
A vanilla cookie shake with an Oreo-frosted rim garnished with a chocolate chip cookie, whipped cream and a classic Wagon Wheel (add Cinnamon Whisky for an extra kick!).
Brisbane is the third Archie Brothers location in Australia; Alexandria, Sydney opened in December 2017 and Docklands, Melbourne opened in October 2018. Archie Brothers New Zealand opened in Auckland in October 2019. Find more information on the Archie Brothers website.