There Is A Bar In London Where You Can Watch And Play Video Games With A Pint

Video games and beer are two of every lads' favourite things. Which is why opening a pub where you can sit and watch video games being played was a great idea.

The bar, Meltdown, brands itself as a temple for competitive gaming where young people can come, grab a beer and follow tournaments on popular online games like League of Legends.

Most pubs on a Friday or Saturday will have whichever live sports will draw in the most punters but the "e-sports" bar has decided to go a different way.

The menu consists of references to legendary games like Street Fighter with a cocktail of rum, lime, mango, raspberry and passion fruit called the Shoryuken.

Meltdown was launched in London following the chain of bars' success after opening in Paris in 2012 by French game enthusiasts.

I realised that there were many players who wanted to leave their homes, have a drink and party. Six months later, we opened in Berlin, then in London. Today there are nine bars. Sophia Metz, founder

But it's not just about watching people play. There are consoles available for guests to play too.

By this point you're thinking the place will be filled with blokes but though there are less of them, women are frequent visitors to Meltdown.

I think that some men assume that because there is not many girls who play games that you are fake and only playing to get attention. That's disheartening considering I've been playing non-stop since I got my first Game Boy at seven! Marisa, girl gamer

There need to be more of these around...

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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