Bartronica
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Australia's coolest Arcade Bar! Featuring great beer, tasty cocktails and rare video games.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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James Smale
1 contribution
Mar 2021
Been here a few times recently now. Absolutely love it, amazing atmosphere, great games to play and awesome drinks. Love just hanging out with some friends, chilling out and enjoying some old school arcade games. Big thanks to the lovely Tessa behind the bar who made an incredibly tasty Yoshis Island cocktail. Will definetly be back for more! 10/10 A++
Written March 7, 2021
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Theodor K
Canberra, Australia150 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Visited during the arvo while on holiday with wife. Staff were excellent, game options great (with a lot being free consoles). Cocktail was well made and on tap beer had good selection. Place has a real nice retro vibe going.
Written November 30, 2019
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Gabriella C
2 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Stumbled across this bar on Flinders Lane and what a find! Great atmosphere and wonderful service from Thomas, we will be back!
Written July 30, 2018
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Navelint
Adelaide, Australia170 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
Bartronica is a perfect escape to fondly remember and play retro games and enjoy craft beer and great cocktails. So many old school games mixed with the latest pinball machines makes this place a must visit. Each game costs $1-$2 which can work out to be costly if you are there for a longer spell. Retro games are fun but it's easy to forget how punishing they were. Or are modern games just spoon feeding us now? Either way you can ponder this over a beer in their small beer garden complete with retro icons.

During the week there is a good happy hour and trivia nights. Good music adds to the ambience and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Great venue for small parties or after work drinks. Don't forget the free consoles when you run out of coin!
Written October 21, 2017
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Jayd Qming
Melbourne, Australia124 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
The concept bar, is right on the money. Hidden under the Bull & Bear Pub in Flinders lane, it's not easy to find, but you'll have fun if you do.

Growing up in the 80's, computer games arcades were the big thing, then with the release of gaming consoles we were able to have the experience without leaving home... although it took many years for the graphics to catch up with arcade games.

Bartronica has a well stocked bar and a range or arcade games, pinball machines & console classics to take on a nostalgic trip back to your younger days. The vibe is unlike most places in Melbourne, very relaxed and casual. The place is RAD and we usually start out nights out in what I hope will be a part of Melbourne's scene for many years to come.
Written August 23, 2016
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Matnshaz
Perth, Australia158 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
This bar opens at 3PM and is not easily found. There is no prominent signage out the front so look carefully at the doors of places and use google maps to make it easier. Once inside, this is something uniquely different. A bar full of arcade and pinball machines. You buy tokens (at $1 each) from a machine on the wall and these are used to activate games. Great place to spend a few hours if the weather is wet.
Written June 24, 2019
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Shane Hero
Werribee, Australia64 contributions
Jun 2019
This is a fantastic place to hang out in Melbourne, whether it’s for the afternoon or on a night out.
Always got a good relaxed atmosphere.
The range of arcade machines is perfect. All the classics, so there is always a chance you’ll find your old favourite here.
Personally I always love the classic Donkey Kong, or with friends a game of Ninja Turtles or Mortal Kombat. Plus you have Daytona or a bunch of pinball machines as well.
What’s especially cool is that these are all original, well maintained machines. No reproductions to be found here. So it’ll take you right back to your childhood.
Written June 22, 2019
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Will S
1 contribution
May 2019 • Couples
5 ⭐️ !!! Went here on a date and we had so much fun playing mario kart and drinking cocktails. Bartender Georgia really went above and beyond - 10/10 will be back very soon
Written May 13, 2019
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Ella G
2 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Had a wonderful time here - super fun and drank delicious cocktails made by Georgia behind the bar!!! 💗💕🤩
Written May 13, 2019
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GT-martin
Terneuzen, The Netherlands187 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
I liked the environment and the concept of this place. Standing tables keeps your energy high. Music wasn't much loud and you can keep on chatting
Written March 25, 2019
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Bartronica is open:
  • Tue - Sun 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM