From the players who brought Strike Bowling and Holey Moley Golf Club to the river city comes the latest grown-up playground B. Lucky & Sons, set to open in the TC Beirne Building in Fortitude Valley Thursday 27 September.

Calling itself a “retro gamers’ nirvana” somewhere between “Pawn Show meets glam-chic”, B. Lucky & Sons combines the nostalgic thrill of playing games and winning prizes with an eclectic grown-up twist. It is an adult playground with a Pawn Shop façade packed with arcade games including The Walking Dead, Monster Drop, Mario Kart and Roller Fortune. From vintage Chanel bags to Playstation 4‘s, players can strike it lucky on a range of redemption games, winning coveted collectibles could be yours.

Stone-baked pizza dominates the food menu as well as old school fish and chips, chicken wings and tapas-inspired dishes. The drinks menu is a jumble of cultures – think ale in dimpled English pint glasses, boozy bubble cups, and punch bowl cocktails served with grandma’s floral tea cups. Fancy a breakfast-esque option? Try the martini with a side of toast and raspberry jam. Or The Tarotino featuring Smirnoff Vodka, Marie Brizard Chocolat Royal, Kahlua, almond and yuzo – a dessert espresso martini served with a gold rim of edible glitter – or the Passion Crackle Smirnoff Vodka filled with passionfruit and peach tea shaken with apple-flavoured pearls and jellies.

B. Lucky & Sons is calling the TC Beirne Department Store home, a heritage-listed art deco building. Constructed in 1902, the TC Beirne Building was designed as a department store by Brisbane architect Robin Dodds; during the 1950s, the TC Beirne building and the nearby McWhirters, established Fortitude Valley as the largest shopping precinct outside of a central business district in Australia. In the past two years the building has been refurbished and reinvigorated into a new urban retail precinct.

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