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Dr. Quirkey's Good Time Emporium

55 O'Connell St., Dublin 1, Ireland (North City Centre)
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Ranked #242 of 284 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Most recent review
- Aug 30, 2014
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Carrickfergus
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Myself and fiancée visited here at night time during our recent vacation to Dublin. We both enjoyed our visit and had fun. However I do agree with previous comments suggesting not to bring children here at night time and that it is impossible to win anything. There were a good few thuggish looking louts about so that was off putting,... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I am shocked to see so many negative reviews of this place! Especially people saying it is unsafe and dangerous - it's right in the middle of O'Connell St, which is tourist central! My boyfriend and I went both mid afternoon and later at night (10pm ish) and never felt even slightly unsafe. There is security at the door and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went to this arcade last summer. There were gangs of teenagers hanging around being rowdy and obnoxious and some very dodgy looking characters eying us up. Warning: Keep an eye your personal belongings !!! We played one game (DDR) and left - didnt feel like hanging around .This is NOT the kind of place to take your young children... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

There games are fixed.please dont give this scum place another penny.this place should closed forever.cheats cheats cheats.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

This place is a disgrace the staff r so rude especially the dark man in which we spoke too about things falling in the machine but not coming out he just turned too us blank face and said that's how we earn our money if ya don't like it don't come back ,yep that's right also my daughter won stuff... More

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Göteborg, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This place is fantastic if you are looking to see the underbelly of Dublin. In many ways, if you are looking for a true and pure Dublin experience, I highly recommend gambling away 10 Euros at Dr. Quirky's. If you have a postive attitude, and a scientific curiosity or interest in human nature, then Dr. Quriky's can be a great... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Junkie playground, drugs drugs scum and drugs. Violent scumbags threats from randoms .. It's is to be avoided at all costs, dangerous for children has beggars wondering around, security is curropt and involved with the criminals also.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Despite other reviews of feeling unsafe, I completely disagree. I went here both in the afternoon and late at night and thought people inside were lovely. Lots of fun little games, walked out with three cute teddies. Really good for kids, or adults that have a bit of a competitive streak and want to let out their inner child.

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Dublin, Ireland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I got threatened by another customer, didn't find it a good or safe environment. I'd hesitate before making a return visit, so much for good time emporium

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

If you enjoy being surrounded by drug addicts and generally unsavoury individuals, then you will love this place. Otherwise, avoid like the plague. Do not carry any valuables, keep your eyes dead straight in front of you and be prepared to run very fast

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