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First Dedicated Videogame Bar Opening in Brisbane Australia

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I woke up this morning to find a pretty awesome press release sitting in my inbox, 3 of Brisbane’s most respected videogame personalities have teamed up with a hospitality expert to open the Mana Bar. A dedicated gaming / drinking venue in the heart of the entertainment district.

Apart from just being a place to hang out with other gamers like yourself the Mana Bar is going to use it’s connections in the gaming industry to host gaming tournaments, product launches, developer interaction events and more.

I am very interested to see how they are going to pull this off with the venue itself being able to hold 50 people and the consoles being kept behind the bar (in safe hands).

The bar is being run by Yahtzee (Zero Punctuation), Yug (AustralianGamer), Prasant (Sega) and Shay (Super Barman) and promises to be full of character if nothing else.

It’s opening in February and we’ll bring you a report on how it all goes down after that.

You can find out all the info I have by downloading their flyer here

Last Updated: January 10, 2010


  1. Bobby Kotick doesn't have to breath

    January 11, 2010 at 12:55

    I hope our local gaming gurus (Walt, James, Geoff etc.?) read this and open up a gaming bar in Cape Town. Why Cape Town and not Johannesburg? Firstly, Bobby Kotick has vowed never to set foot in Jo’burg* again and secondly, Cape Town has Table Mountain and dassies.

    *The roaming man-eating mutant goats in Hillbrow scare Bobby Kotick.


  2. Bobby Kotick has a love child in Pretoria

    January 11, 2010 at 14:45

    Nick, you play a hard ball, but what about the dassies and Table Mountain?


    • Nick de Bruyne

      January 11, 2010 at 18:05

      Will have to consider it, the commute may be a killer though


  3. easy

    January 11, 2010 at 15:07

    this is a pretty daft idea imo. i go to the pub to get away from gaming… normally to drown my sorrows after getting 2 kills and 300 deaths in mw or losing 6-0 to a 13 year old at fifa. kinda explains why i go to the pub so often.

    beer time is for drinking beer, and i’m 100% certain going there to chat up the ladies is a futile exercise at best.


    • WitWolfyZA

      January 11, 2010 at 15:19

      Just say its for the atmosphere . always works for me 😛


    • LazySAGamer

      January 11, 2010 at 21:23

      I must be one of the only ones who drinks beer while gaming..

      I start the night off doing well and by the end of it my guy is struggling to get around the map :wassat:


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