The Four Quarters

187 Rye Lane, Peckham, London

All In London Says...

Peckham Rye's answer to Brooklyn's Barcade... only better obviously, because it;s in London. Retro gaming and beer galore.

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Belgian Beer, religion and cocktails... Hmmmm.

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Address:187 Rye Lane
SE15 4TP
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Bars
Nearest Station:Peckham Rye
Opening Hours:

Mon: 17:00 - 01:00
Tues: 17:30 - 01:00
Weds: 17:30 - 01:00
Thurs: 17:00 - 02:00
Fri: 17:00 - 02:00
Sat: 13:00 - 02:00
Sun: 15:00 - 00:30
About: London's first Arcade Bar!

Craft Beer, Delicious food and Arcade Games - what could be better!

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"Belgian Beer, religion and cocktails... Hmmmm."

Review Rating: 7 / 10
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“Forgive me, father, for I have sinned”… if you’re going to write a review of a bar called ‘The Confession Box’ then you’d better start it off right. Am I right?! Erm, annnnyway. Popping up in the basement of Peckham arcade bar Four Quarters, The Confession Box is a peculiar concept in that it mixes a bunch of awesome things that seemingly have no right to be crammed into a basement bar together. There’s Belgian beer, cocktails, whiskey and Catholicism. Huh?! While three of those four things are great, and one is left up to the individual to ponder on, they are such a strange group that, yep, you guessed it, they work. They work hard.

Descend the steps into the dim, cave-like basement and you’ll leave behind the glitches and bleeps of the retro gaming above and enter a world of icons, imagery and… specialty beers. Running until May 2016, you’d best get down to Peckham Rye Lane quick, it’s here for a good time, not a long time.

We’ve been and we thoroughly enjoyed being able to drink Delirium Tremens in a cave that made us feel like we were 16th century monks holed up for a tough winter with only golden ales to keep us warm. The Confession Box is a simple pop-up, with the serves behind the bar the main reason for heading down. So do head on down, get your monk on, get your Belgian beer on and enjoy the vaguely evocative themes that are topping up your hop highs.

T.A.O reviewed The Four Quarters on Mon 07 Mar 2016

"Craft beer and vintage arcade machines; what's not to like?"

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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One-up for Peckham as South East London gets its own arcade gaming bar. Set up on Rye Lane, Four Quarters is London’s first bar dedicated to old school gaming with an American twang. A simple, roomy space, the bar is set up to make the most of its main attractions. Tables and chairs in the middle and every bit of wall covered in machines. Waiting times tend to depend on the popularity of the game so Bomber Man might take a little more patience to get onto than say, a generic Neo-Geo. You’ll find Pac-Man and Street Fighter; shoot ‘em ups, driving games and platform epics.

The American twang – besides the concept itself – comes in the shape of the US Quarter coin. You won’t get too far with sterling here. Four Quarters will cost you £1 and most games take one coin. Along with the gaming there is also the beer. Exotic cans, random bottles and draught craft are equal to the fun of the button bashing.

Open until 2am across the weekend, Four Quarters fills up late as the likes of Bar Story kick out before midnight. Music keeps the atmosphere frantic till then – that and the aggressive gaming.

T.A.O reviewed The Four Quarters on Thu 25 Sep 2014

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