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Australia's First Video Game Bar Opening Next Month

How would you like to enjoy a few soothing ales – or even some curious blue cocktail – in a swank bar whilst playing the latest PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii games? You can do just that in Brisbane beginning in February.

That’s where and when the “Mana Bar” (ho ho ho) opens, the first dedicated video game bar in Australia.

The Mana Bar is the creation of Guy “Yug” Blomberg and Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw from Australian Gamer and Zero Punctuation, along with friends Pras Moorthy and Shay Leighton, pictured below.

In addition to letting you play games while you drink, the venue will also cater for special events including game launch parties, games trivia nights hosted by Yahtzee, developer sessions and Q&As, as well as multiplayer gaming tournaments.

Kotaku will be heading up to Brisbane for the launch. Might see you there.

The Mana Bar [site]