Replay Bar is a retro arcade bar with modern pinball, old school arcade machines and classic consoles. They also serve some of Tassie’s best craft beers, wines and ciders as well as new and exciting beverages from all over the world. Grab a drink, play a game and then chill out on their sun deck which looks out over the mall.
Originally published 2 July 2020.
Effortlessly blending an arcade with a bar, Replay Bar is the newest spot to play games with friends whilst having a social drink.
Owner Andrew welcomed us into his bar to show us around the 80s/90s retro bar with one of the coolest walls going around in Hobart (Super Mario themed).
‘I love pinball machines and these are some of the very best. I love bringing back games that resonate with growing up’ | Andrew
One side of this bar is lined with the very best in pinball machines, think Star Wars, Batman and Iron Maiden.
The other room gleams with retro and funky console games like Pac-Man, Super Mario Kart and Space Invaders. Bonus, all of the console games are free to play (the pinball machines are coin operated).
There is also a deck that overlooks Elizabeth Mall, perfect for people-watching with a drink in hand.
Andrew’s favourite game? ‘Mortal Kombat II is my all-time favourite.’
Andrew originally hails from Tassie, but, like many of us, journeyed overseas for a bit and has now come back. He brings with him a passion for games and experiences in restaurants and bars.
This Hello Hobart team member tried her hand at some Mario Kart in the Mushroom Cup (and placed last).
For the drinks, you will find the focus is on craft beer but they also do a fabulous cocktail thanks to bartender Hawkeye. The team are looking at adding arcade-themed drinks to the list in the near future.
The bar is open from 4 pm til late Tuesday through to Saturday. Despite the games, this is an adult only bar for now (because, well alcohol). Located upstairs in Elizabeth Mall (above Off Ya Tree at the Collins Street side of the mall).