Three new venues have launched in Birmingham’s creative quarter, Digbeth. NQ64, a late-night arcade game bar, has opened within the Custard Factory’s Courtyard, alongside membership gym, OneThreeOne, whilst social gaming concept, Roxy Ball Room has opened on Heath Mill Lane.
NQ64 specialises in retro gaming, offering classic consoles and arcade machines until the early hours, within a UV neon interior. A themed drinks menu and old school soundtrack completes the offering, with games costing either one or two tokens, and 15 tokens costing only £5.
Membership based Gym OneThreeOne is set beneath Custard Factory Works and brings a customised, boutique style gym experience to Digbeth. Founded in 2016 by personal trainer Andy Jones, Studio OneThreeOne Fitness also offers personal training; the team provide bespoke fitness and health plans set around their client’s lifestyle and goals.
For a limited time, Gym OneThreeOne is offering 50 memberships – including two classes a week – to founder members for only £25 a month.
Roxy Ball Room Digbeth takes in a full-sized, ten lane bowling alley, Olympic standard butterfly ping pong tables, American pool, 18ft tournament standard shuffleboard and traditional arcade games, accompanied by a rock and indie soundtrack and an American-inspired menu.
The businesses bolster Digbeth’s eclectic leisure, retail, hospitality and live music scene which includes Digbeth Dining Club, Baked in Brick, The Mill, The Arena, Dig Brew, The Mocking Bird, Chance & Counters, The Big Birmingham Bake, and Ridding & Wynn.
James Craig, of The Digbeth Estate/ Oval Real Estate, said, “The arrival of NQ64, Gym OneThreeOne and Roxy Ball Room in Digbeth further bolsters our reputation as a vibrant destination in its own right. The openings are part of our strategy to bring fresh leisure content to Digbeth; there is more to come.”