Around the Bloc Birmingham

NQ64. The Custard Factory, Gibb St, B9 4AA. Located in the heart of Digbeth, NQ64 is a late-night retro gaming bar offering classic consoles and arcade machines, a fab drinks menu, and, most importantly, wall-to-wall nostalgia. Indulge in old favourites like Time Crisis, Space Invaders and Street Fighter whilst enjoying craft beer and themed cocktails in this neon- splashed, UV-graffitied wonderland. Consoles are free and games cost either one or two tokens, with 15 for just £5. £5 house double & mixer. Chance & Counters. The Custard Factory, Gibb St, B9 4AA. 0121 296 9997. 50% off. Blending the nostalgia of board games together with a great menu, Chance and Counters is a Mecca for those who love good, hearty food and drinks and a bit of ‘friendly competition’. With 500 board games, local beer and cider, and a food offering of brunch, burgers and tacos – among other delights – there truly is something for everyone. Find it in the Custard Factory Courtyard and prepare to get competitive.