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Talisa Dean 08/09/23

Four Quarters

If you’re looking to take your bar game to the next level…

…head to Peckham’s Four Quarters.

It’s an arcade bar on Rye Lane, boasting 15+ vintage arcade games, as well as ten different retro consoles, all available to play.

Current games on offer include Pacman, Sega Rally, Tetris, Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat 2, House Of The Dead… 2, and more. Just head to the bar with cash, and they’ll exchange your GBP for quarters to use on all of the machines.

While you’re there you’ll probably want to order a drink too. As well as 2 for £15 cocktails – including a melon-loaded Yoshi Sour – Four Quarters stocks a decent array of draught, canned, and bottled craft beer (just ask the bartender to see the full list).

four quarters arcade games

If you’re peckish they’ve got burgers, topped with everything from cheese to ‘Deptford Death Sauce’, followed by sriracha mayo, jalapeños, and then more hot sauce. They’ve also got a selection of both veggie and vegan junk food: buffalo or BBQ seitanic wings; C-Bombs (beer-battered cauliflower ‘bombs’ in a sweet chilli BBQ glaze); Coney fries (topped with sauerkraut, ketchup, mustard, pickles, and crispy onions); and more.

If you find yourself there Thursday-Saturday, also great news, as their basement cocktail bar will be open, meaning more space to drink beer, as well as 50 different world whiskies. There’s also likely to be dancing, both upstairs and down. Thursday nights are home to DJ nights, often playing a mix of electro, 90s rock, and funk & soul. So if you’re bad at video games, but a mean dancer…

…you’ve got that to console yourself.


NOTE: Four Quarters is open daily (till 3am Fri/Sat). To book a table or for more information, visit their website here. They also have branches in Hackney Wick and Elephant & Castle.

Four Quarters | 187 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4TP

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Four Quarters

187 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4TP

0203 754 7622

7.5 | Good