Spawn Point, Sydney’s first gaming bar, is opening

Gamers of Sydney, get excited. Our first gaming bar, Spawn Point, is opening soon on Clarence St.

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What is a gaming bar, exactly? It’s pretty much how it sounds: a retro-themed drinking establishment where you can play video games in-between drinks.

Council approval pending, Spawn Point will be opening at 199 Clarence St in the city later this year.

This will be the first gaming bar for Sydney. Melbourne already has one, Brisbane too, and now it’s time for Sydney gamers (both hard-core and occasional) to get theirs.

Inside, you’ll find a rotating (and growing) collection of multiplayer games where you can battle friends – preferably where the loser buys the next round of gaming-themed cocktails or craft beers. Ben Mudie, one half of the duo opening the bar, tells us the idea is for people to actually use the space for gaming and socialising. Single-player, story-based games are out, multi-player games are in.

That being said, these guys (the other ‘guy’ being Ben Mudie’s business partner, Ben Shute) are going old-school. Spawn Bar is going to be all about the late ‘90s / early 2000s consoles you can’t find anywhere else. Sega, Playstation 2, Nintendo 64… you get the picture.

You know what that means: Super Mario Kart just reached a whole new level of awesome. Ditto Super Smash Brothers.

“We’re going to have a couple of hundred games on display,” says Ben Mudie. These will be rotated on a regular basis. Some “really terrible games” (his words, not ours) will be mixed in with the hundreds of really good games, because – let’s face it – nothing’s funnier than a truly crap game when you’ve had a couple of beers.

For the two Bens, this is their first foray into the hospitality scene. Ben Mudie is from a gaming and techie background, while Ben Shute is a “welder by trade but a geek at heart”. Luckily, they both have a few industry friends ready to show them the ropes.

While we don’t know quite what the place will look like yet, we do know they’re gutting the current space and starting fresh. You’re looking at four, maybe five consoles attached to a wall, depending on how many they can fit, while tables with screens embedded in them will be scattered around.

Food will be of a simple variety, and drinks will (hopefully) be coming from a few local breweries. Spawn Point is still in the works, but we’ll keep you guys updated as it gets closer to opening.

In the meantime, start brushing up on your Mario Kart skills. This shit is on.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN SPAWN POINT OPENS:

Address: 199 Clarence St, Sydney

Opening hours (pending approval): Tuesday to Thursday 4pm-12am, Friday and Saturday 4pm-1am

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Alex Bruce-Smith

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