Cellar 24 a 600 retro video games bar opens in Liverpool
A brand new concept bar has launched in Liverpool, with access to over 600 retro video games ranging from iconic titles such as Street Fighter to Mario Kart (a £10 deposit is needed to play the games but this is returned when a handset or game is given back).
Cellar 24, in the city’s Ropewalks area (Wood St) will also generate up to 30 full and part-time employment opportunities.
The bar is in the basement of what was Djangos Riff and is a licenced space for 150 people.
As well as its games bar, Cellar 24 has a number of pool tables, beer pong and will host live music.
A local independent artist, Paul Curtis, who is probably most famous for his, “For All Liverpool’s Liver Birds” street art, was commissioned to produce aerial-view paintings of the city centre for the Cellar 24’s interiors.
The bar’s owner and general manager, Kevin Midgley, Kevin, who has more than 15 years of experience in the industry, working in venues such as Modo, Igloo and Ink, said: “We have many unique selling points. The retro games bar is completely new to Liverpool and we also have six-pint beer towers, which you can’t get anywhere else currently. With all the work going on in the Ropewalks, we wanted to be part of this area of the city. Our offering is also something popular with the student and music crowd and this part of town is perfect for that. We have been looking to roll this idea out for some time. It was all about the location for us. There is something very different about basement venues that offer you a calm oasis away from the city noise and we feel we have achieved this here. Customers can also design their own gin, choosing a gin brand, tonic and garnish to finish, which again is something a little different.”
Cellar 24 is open: Wednesday to Sunday 19:00-03:00.
24 Wood Street