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Published September 11th 2011
Deep down we all have our guilty pleasures. Mine? Video games. Well, it's perhaps not buried that deep down, maybe as deep as my love for the Royal Melbourne Show or Cup Cakes. Luckily, nestled in the heart of Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy, sits The Mana Bar, a haven for someone like me, looking to quench my thirst and enjoy a little video gaming.
Open Every day of the week from 3pm till 11pm, The Mana Bar frequently hosts events geared toward the geek at heart, opening its doors to the masses for Wii Bowling competitions, Trivia nights and CosPlay events (imagine opening night of Harry Potter, now replace the wizard garb with Zombies, Vampires or Super Mario Bros.).
If dressing up in costume doesn't take your fancy, fear not, mosey on down and join a pickup jam session of everyone's favourite music game Guitar Hero. There are a multitude of video game's at your disposal, all of the current gaming hits are available to play and a selection of retro classics, all on wide screen TVs.
Drinks are a plenty too, though a visit to The Mana Bar cannot be complete without a cocktail. A litany of video game themed cocktails await but I recommend trying a Red vs Blue, a cocktail inspired by the Xbox hit game "Halo", it's sure to get your night off to a great start.