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    Posted: 11 Oct 2018 at 7:21pm
Just seen a Facebook update for a new bar opening in Birmingham called Kongs, apparently they are already up and running in Cardiff and Bristol and seem to be doing quite well. Only problem is they run awful brand new replica LCD cabs and charge a quid a go

Andy, please open up an arcade club in Birmingham!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TWB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Oct 2018 at 7:41pm
I think they were supposed to open a place on Bennett’s Hill last year, no idea why that never happened. Hopefully they’ll have the odd original CRT cab in amongst the LCD screens.

Originally posted by Chunksin Chunksin wrote:

Andy, please open up an arcade club in Birmingham!!!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JonathanClayton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Oct 2018 at 7:46pm
Yeah, we visited the one in Cardiff earlier in the Summer. All repro cabs with LCDs Thumbs Down

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Originally posted by Chunksin Chunksin wrote:

Just seen a Facebook update for a new bar opening in Birmingham called Kongs, apparently they are already up and running in Cardiff and Bristol and seem to be doing quite well. Only problem is they run awful brand new replica LCD cabs and charge a quid a go

Andy, please open up an arcade club in Birmingham!!!


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Ah I must already know this from the Cardiff one I think. Black square logo with pixelly Kong on it in white?

I heard it was all bartops and flat screens too. They need some old school input into thingd.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote u72 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Oct 2018 at 8:57pm
Originally posted by Flinnster Flinnster wrote:

Ah I must already know this from the Cardiff one I think. Black square logo with pixelly Kong on it in white?

I heard it was all bartops and flat screens too. They need some old school input into thingd.


Yeah, it’s just a beer cash in with fake cabs :(
I understand it’s hard to get vintage stuff repaired but
to make a beeline for the easiest route and charge £1 a go is also wrong imo...

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A friend dragged me in to Kongs in Bristol on a night out, seemed quite a fun venue aimed at students, with a table tennis setup, plenty of open space and seating along with some wood barrels for good measure, sort of a French youth clubs vibe.LOL

'They have got Donkey Kong' muttered somebody.

Great I thought, the place is called Kongs so its going to have a couple of proper Nintendo cabinets.

Oh dear, somebody clearly has not read the retro 'barcade' 101 instruction manual, a single cheaply made donkey king with bad controls and a cheap LCD. They had Double Dragon and Street Fighter II which was unplayable due to strange speeded up emulation. . (Or maybe that was the beer)

I think it's a poor show of a business that could easily afford to run and service a couple of original machines Surely that would be a unique feature, stick a high score table on the wall and attract some more business?  Throw in a couple of pinballs as well, easy money.

Anyhow not been back since.






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aztecca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Oct 2018 at 9:41pm
+1 for arcadeclub in Brum.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote giantkeeling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Oct 2018 at 10:38pm
Another +1 for Arcade Club in Brum. There you go Andy, that's at least four customers you'd have! I do think Birmingham would be a great city for a retro arcade. They already have Tilt in the city centre, and it seems to do really well. It's a coffee shop with classic and brand new pinball tables. Shame they charge £1 a go though!
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Forget Brum - you're not THAT far from AC. We need one down south, first. ANYWHERE down south. Wink
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Yes I'm all for one in the Midlands too, but the south needs that arcade goodness first Wink
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+1 for Brum
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote deanzor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Oct 2018 at 9:24pm
Feel like Corby, Northants is probably the best place for AC2
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote robotech Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 2018 at 12:58pm
Most new retro/craft beer bars have the same decor old school desks/barrels/sacks stapled to the walls
Bare brick walls ect

Barcades have been in america for years
It was only a matter of time before they start poping up everywhere else
But theres a right way to do it with real cabs
And a wrong way to do it with lcd,s
I dont live far from brum but wont be going to kongs it sounds awfull

Always wondered when we will be getting an arcade club the one in manchester is two hours drive away
were meeting g over there
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I played DK in Kongs in Bristol. Quid a pop, LCD latency screen, 8 way joystick.... Yeah. Cool place but definitely more for the casual gamer types 
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I went to one (can’t remember where) and it was dreadful.
Worst thing was no one was playing the games.
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