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Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

This new circus-themed arcade bar features dodgem cars, bowling and candy-laden cocktails.
By Tony Collins
October 10, 2019
By Tony Collins
October 10, 2019

From the eccentric team behind our waterfront mini-golf course; Holey Moley comes an unparalleled concept set to immerse its attendees in neon lights and nostalgic paraphernalia. Draw back the ornate doors of Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq to reveal multi-colored arcade machines, an impressive seven-lane bowling alley, and an outlandish cocktail bar.

Located on the third level of Newmarket's newly opened Westfield, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq is set to excite the inner child in all of us. Playing host to over 65 arcade machines including dodgem cars and virtual reality games, this arcade bar is a destination like no other.

Focused on becoming Newmarket's one-stop entertainment space, Archie Brothers offers its claw machines, air hockey pucks, and beverage service until midnight every day of the week. Carry yourself through the draped curtain entrance to a red and gold-accented bar and peruse the circus-themed menu items and fantastically bizarre cocktail offerings.

On tap, you'll find renowned staples such as Steinlager's Tokyo Dry and Little Creatures, but the real drawcard is the candy-laden cocktails. How does a mini-Magnum dipped espresso martini sound? We've certainly heard of worse. Something we'd certainly sip on again is the Candy Stand. Served vanilla frosted, this strawberry shake comes garnished with a giant lollipop, whipped cream and a generous amount of sprinkles.

The weird and wonderful theme certainly doesn't cease there either. Take The Chock, for example, served in cardboard cut-out car, this Southern fried chicken burger comes loaded with bacon, guacamole, and a house-made aioli, sandwiched between two fluorescent green buns.

Once you've successfully dragged yourself away from the bar area, the space opens up to a nostalgia-inducing arena of arcade games and VR machines. One not to miss out on is the motion ride, Thrill Rider. Expect a thrilling experience with jump scares that'll have you clenching to the sides of your seat.

Open from mid-morning to midnight every day of the week, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq invites all ages to come and experience their circus-themed amusements.

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