Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq Melbourne, a circus-themed leisure-tainment wonderland located at The District Docklands, opened its doors on Thursday 18 October 2018. Brought to you by the team at Funlab – the masterminds behind Holey Moley, Strike Bowling and B. Lucky & Sons – Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq brings a dazzling, mind-boggling hub of ‘kidult’ activities to Melburnians, so vast, guests might have a hard time deciding where to start.
But never fear, they’ll soon find their bearings, and get amongst the 67 arcade games including Mario Kart and Willy Wonka, theme-
park activities including Dodgems and Coney Island, trippy virtual reality experiences, bowling and ThrillRide, one of Australia’s best interactive XD motion theatres.
Win tickets arcade-style and trade them in for wacky prizes including pop vinyls, gaming consoles, and 90’s retro paraphernalia.
The Archie Brothers interiors are a feast for the senses. Upon entering through red velvet drapes, notice the scent of popcorn and
fairy floss heavy on the air, and look out into a sea of colourful flashing arcade game signs, to the soundtrack of DJ spun tunes,
punctuated by gaming theme songs. The tricked-up cocktail bar, built to resemble a vintage carousel, forms a focal point of the
room. Booth seating in the surrounding area is modelled around classic theme park rides like the Cha Cha and Tea Cup Ride.
The food menu is a hybrid of circus-cum-theme park-cum-American-diner grub, including the boisterous Bullfighter Burger – beef
patty, bacon, pulled pork, tomato, pickle, cheese, and Texas BBQ sauce (meat sweats alert); The Fire Breather hotdog – milk bun,
cheesy kransky dog, Coney Island beef chilli, cheese, spicy mayo and jalapenos; or the Cannonballs – crispy potato gems, cheddar
cheese dust, and caramelised garlic aioli. Guests can make their order even more Insta-worthy with a condiment syringe – choose
from ketchup, Texas BBQ, chilli aioli, secret burger sauce, or oozy cheese.
Speaking of Insta-worthy, Archie Brothers’ range of brand new ‘loaded’ shakes and cocktails will have thirsty punters snapping away
all night. Stars of the show include Shark Tanq; Tanqueray Gin, blue liqueur, fresh lime, coconut syrup, egg white, orange bitters,
and coconut and berry flavoured Red Bull, garnished with gummy shark lollies; Cookie Monster – milkshake topped with whipped
cream, a ‘candy tower’, crushed cookies, and a custom made Cookie Monster cookie (non-alcoholic); Circus Sour – with vodka,
Cointreau, Chambord, bubble gum syrup, lemon juice, egg white, garnished with floating candy; and the classic Espresso Martini,
with the optional side of a mini Magnum.
Archie Brothers takes guests on a walk-in basis, bookings are required for functions only. Bookings now available for Christmas
Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq
The District Docklands
440 Docklands Drive
Docklands VIC 3008
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 12pm – 10pm, Friday 12pm – midnight, Saturday and Sunday 10am – midnight
Strictly Over 18’s from 8pm
Activities start at $2
W: archiebrothers.com.au | P: 1300 888 386|
Imagery by @annikakafcaloudis