News Archive — New gaming lounge bar opening levels up Sutton Coldfield’s nightlife


Gamers of Sutton Coldfield are invited to recharge and relax at The Gracechurch Centre’s first retro video gaming bar, LVL:1.

The unique venue, which opened at Christmas, hosts an array of old school consoles and games, with classics such as Mario Kart, Golden Eye and Streetfighter, to name a few.

There are pool tables, a special area dedicated to the popular game Call of Duty, and at weekends DJs play a mixture of beats to compliment the atmosphere.

The new hotspot boasts a trendy interior with graffiti street art, corrugated iron décor and comfortable gaming booths, as well as a fully stocked bar and snacks to keep gamers refreshed.

Angela Henderson, centre manager, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome LVL:1 to The Gracechurch Centre! It’s something so unusual and unlike any other venue in the area, it has already been a huge hit.

“Whether you’re an avid or first-time gamer, LVL:1 is a cool place to have a drink, relax and catch up with friends in a laidback environment.”

Jamie Conrad, manager, said: “LVL:1 (Level One) is a haven for sports lovers, pool sharks and gamers. Dimly lit by spotlights and hanging lamps, the interior is a mix of modern, reclaimed and industrial. We have 4 pool tables, various video gaming booths (retro and modern) and a VIP gaming projector room.

”LVL:1 is the ideal hangout for after work and perfect destination for chilling out at the weekend.”

Located on the Parade next to Boots and The Body Shop, LVL:1 are open from 8pm – late on Thursday, 5.30pm – late on Friday, and midday – late on Saturday and Sunday.

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