It's Australia's first bar dedicated to video gaming, starting March 20th. And we're pretty sure everyone keeps saying "Australia's" just to be safe - have you heard of anything like it in the world? Yeah? What about the Southern Hemisphere? In any case, the Mana Bar is promising some never-before-seen games and competitions. Click through for details.
But while the Mana Bar has a capacity of around 50 people, we've noticed the launch event on Facebook has over 600 attendees. So expect a line, or, as founder Guy "Yug" Blomberg says, "keep coming back, because the party won't stop. Ever."
With that small a venue, that'll pretty much be what's required to turn a profit. But the entrepreneur will consider himself lucky that "too much interest" is the bar's only real problem (if there is such a thing).
Starting this weekend, punters will be able to play the unreleased, locally developed Raskulls (we assume as the drunken frenzy character), Street Fighter IV, Guitar Hero, Wii Sports Resort, take part in hourly giveaways as well as a "Can you beat Junglist at FIFA 10" competition, and have behind-the-bar Yahtzee make them cynical, yet humorous gaming-related cocktails.