Get Ready to Reload

Reload is a unique venue where gaming, technology, and pop culture meet in a nightclub setting. Enjoy our video, card and board games in the early evening, but get ready to party late into the night!


…& Games

Nintendo, Xbox, Playstation, card & board games galore, giant connect 4 and jenga on the dance floor – we’ve got something for everyone! Gaming is best with other people and all of our games have been chosen for their multiplayer and party value.

  • Guitar Hero

    Deep down inside, everyone wants to be a rock star. At Reload, you can live the dream in the middle of a full bar.  Rock on!

  • Arcade Style Cabinets

    Mash some buttons on our custom-built arcade style cabinets, dedicated to fighting games like Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat X.

  • Indy Games PC

    The indy games PC is loaded up with couchplay fun for up to 4 people! Enjoy favourites like Rocket League, Gang Beasts, Mount your Friends, BlazeRush, Move or Die and

  • Xbox System Link

    Love shooters? We’ve got 6 Xbox1 consoles each with their own screen hooked up on system link, with a range of classic shooters like Halo & Call of Duty.

  • Smash Bros for WiiU

    A crowd favourite since Reload’s opening night, we’ve got room for up to 8 players at a time. Don’t be shy – ask to jump in on the next game!

  • Card & Board Games

    We’ve got classic board games like Settlers of Catan & Ticket to Ride, and cheeky party games like Cards Against Humanity & Joking Hazard.

  • Mario Kart

    Take a trip down memory lane with the N64 classic or check out the revamped Battle Mode on our Nintendo Switch. There’s always a race on at Reload!

  • And lots more!

    We’ve only listed the most popular games here. We’ve got plenty of other great games;  there’s something for everyone at Reload!

Australia’s first Augmented Reality Bar

Reload Bar & Games has been catapulted into the future, as Australia’s first augmented reality (AR) enabled bar thanks to the reloadbAR app.

Download reloadbAR before you visit – then when you arrive use the app to see interactive holographic visions of the venue popping out of surfaces, engage in bespoke retro challenges, take photos with zombies and game characters, and win free drinks.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Bookings & Private Hires

Reload Bar & Games is available for private hire for large groups. Our venue works very well for birthdays, private gaming nights, industry events, launches & team building.

To date we have hosted events for accounting firms, government departments, Kickstarters, university colleges and AAA rated game studios. Consider us for your next private event or launch Party!

Bringing a crew, but not enough to book the whole bar out? We can look after you with a Table Booking. We will reserve one of our large tables for you and make sure you are looked after extra well!

Please fill out our booking form and we will get back to you super fast.



We don’t only play games – we love to watch them too. From our own local tournaments to the biggest events in the world, Reload is the perfect place for you and your friends to watch your favourite teams compete on our massive projector and 60” TVs

Team Building

Reload Bar & Games is a unique and fun venue to bring your staff for a team building session.

Video gaming can be a great way to help a work group evolve into a cohesive unit. By engaging in co-operative challenges (or a little healthy competition between teams) your staff can build trust and support and respect for one another’s individual differences.

At Reload we can design a program specific to your needs and guide your team members though the controls for each game. It doesn’t matter if they have never played before; that’s all part of the challenge and our games have been chosen to be easily accessible to people who might not usually play video games.

Perhaps you are after something a little less structured and just want to reward your team for their hard work. A private staff function at Reload is a great social outing that will get everyone talking and playing together in an inclusive environment.

We have a fully stocked bar and a PA system with wireless microphones that you can use for announcements, awards ceremonies, etc. Tables and seating are plentiful and can be arranged to your liking.

We can work around your schedule to find a time suitable for your event. Friday afternoons from 2pm are ideal and available for private hire at a very reasonable cost.

Follow the booking link below to secure your session today.



38 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT

Open Thur-Fri-Sat 5pm till 2am

(02) 6257 4232