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Loading gaming bars are open to anyone who likes to drink, relax and play.

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Since 2010 we've been laying on game themed cocktails like Assassins Mead and working with creators and publishers to bring people closer to the best games first and for free.

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All our games are free to play, you only have to buy the drinks.

Dalston -
N16 8BX

Brighton -
BN2 1ET

Shepherds Bush -
W12 8HJ

The most popular and least intimidating gaming bars in Greater London

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Every Loading has Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, SNES Mini, 60+ Boardgames

Do I need to book a table?

You don’t, to keep things simple we don’t take bookings, you’ll always be fine to grab a seat (Friday/Saturday at 8pm are the only times to avoid)

Can I bring my own games?

Sure! Just make sure you show/tell the staff on arrival so they don’t rugby tackle you on the way out thinking you’ve taken our board games.

Can I install my own games?

While the dream is for people to be able to log into their own accounts despite the best efforts of our friends Ghost Broadband, UK internet where we are is still patchy at best so 99% of the time this will be no sorry.

Why don’t you have COD/Assassins Creed/Latest AAA thing?

Just to be awkward we do sometimes, a number of our venues have screens that can be dedicated to the latest releases but with most of these games being story driven they don’t suit the bar environment full time.

Why don’t you have game gurus?

We’ve never been a fan of service charges, so to keep things casual we don’t add something that would push the price up, our menus feature some recommendations/instructions to help you get started.

Why do you have the games you do?

We’ve been doing this since 2010 so we have tried to use that wisdom to pick a selection of games that cover enough bases so there’s something for everyone but the choice isn’t overwhelming.

Why’s there a Devolver Digital sign?

Since Hotline Miami 2 launched we’ve been lucky enough to team up with Devolver and help host launch parties for a host of their titles, expect more parties and events with them soon!

Can I suggest games?

YEP you can let the team know in the venue or talk to [email protected] to make your big pitch

Can I bring a cake?

You can just get in touch with us ahead of time.

Can I open a Loading Bar?

Maybe! There isn’t a set way for you to do this yet but drop us an email at [email protected] and start a conversation.

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We will only use the information you provided to effectively deal with your request. All correspondence will be retained in our email system for 18 months after the last communication unless requested otherwise.