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Welcome to Reload Bar and Games - 38 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City
Open Hours
Wednesday 5pm – late
Thursday 5pm – late
Friday 4pm – late
Saturday 5pm – late
Sunday 2pm- 8pm
And at other times for private functions or special events by appointment.

Our venue can handle private hires up to 100 people, and can handle a number of smaller groups simultaneously.
Why book at Reload ?

Reload is a unique venue. It’s a video gaming/board gaming bar serving beer on tap and cocktails – we have a nightclub sound system and dance floor. We host tournaments, esport screenings, live shows, private parties, launch nights, industry events,, Virtual Reality and team build sessions. We’re a relaxed venue, all inclusive, safe and aimed and creating interactive fun.
Types of Bookings
Tables Booking

Table bookings are a very affordable option where we reserve a section of Reload for your party. We can take a tables booking for groups small or large at 9pm or before. Table bookings may require an advanced deposit for a bar tab.

Private Bookings

If you have a large group you might like to take over Reload all together. You’ll have the ability to hang decorations, choose music, have bespoke cocktails and drinks and make any other requests.
Private hires are not available after 8pm on Friday and Saturday nights. For any other time we will do our best to accommodate you. The cost of the hire will depend on the day, start time, and duration. We will be in touch with a price after you have submitted the form.

Virtual Reality Sessions

You might already know that we love VR at Reload. We’ve got all the hardware and now we’ll have it available from open time up until 830pm. There’s an ever expanding world of amazing content to explore, from Rick & Morty, Oblivion, Fruit Ninja and narrative based experiences to name just a few. We’re adding more all the time. Come in alone, or with friends and rent the HTC Vive for 1 hour or more. Come in alone, or with friends and rent the HTC vive for 1 hour or more. It's $25 /hour on Weds and Thurs and $30/hour on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Less if you book 3 or more hours.
We’ll help you get started if that’s what you need – or leave you to it if you’re an advanced user.
Use this form to book a session.

Team Building

Interactive technology and games can be a great help to transform a group into a cohesive unit. By engaging in co-operative challenges, or a little friendly competition, your staff can build trust and support and increase respect one another’s individual differences.
At Reload we can design a hosted 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 all. We use a combination of video card, social, and virtual reality games, such as Two Rooms and a Boom, Giant Jenga, Mario Kart, Street Fighter and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. A host for your session is available at $50/hour.
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.


Reload Bar and games operates as an 18+ venue. Minors are permitted into the venue when accompanied by a parent or guardian for private functions. On other occasions management may allow minors to enter for specific events, for example when they are competing in an large esport tournament.
Dress Code

We’re a smart casual venue. We don’t have any specific restrictions aside from asking you to be sensible. Thongs are comfortable in summer but when the bar is very busy you might get your toes stepped on. We are an inclusive, safe venue, welcoming cosplayers and all forms of personal expression.
Food Service
We have a tasty selection of food on our bar menu, this is available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm - 9pm. Catering for events is also available outside these hours.
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