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Dr. Quirkey's Good Time Emporium

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Address: 55 O'Connell St., Dublin 1, Ireland
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Didn't feel safe here

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2014
Sarah S
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Great for couples especially on a wet Dublin day. Fun basketball machines, teddy beat machines and coin games. Other reviews state people were robbed but I've never experienced or seen anything like this. Security are normally very good for not letting rough people in

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and her friend went to this establishment on Sunday 13th of September 2015 when they were on one of the games and some low life robbers too her purse the staff were to busy even the so called security staff wasn't helping us at all we only got help the next day from the manager who gave us... More 

Thank biker_daz
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I went into Dr. Quirkey's around 6:45 on a Saturday evening. I really enjoyed it. I brought my wife and child. The games were good. Didn't run into any Junkies. One was coming in as we were leaving. The staff were helpful. The arcade games and basketball games were good fun. I found the racing car game very good. I... More 

Thank Ciaran C
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My aunty was in their today playing slot machines. When sum low life reached threw the slot machines she was playing and robbed her bag with her pension in it . gardai were called and statement giving . but again the staff and security were non existent . unbelievable alltogeter. Absolute kip .

1 Thank decked
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

1 Thank Gav-1985
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

1 Thank SNB42
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

3 Thank Sarah S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Peter1153
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

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 

3 Thank siobhian
Göteborg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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