1. Play guitar hero at this Birmingham bar: NQ64 Birmingham
Bringing the success of retro gaming bars to the ochre streets of Digbeth, NQ64 will let you summon your inner Italian plumber whilst you sip on a cocktail or sink a few beers.
The arcade games available give a good cross-section of your uncle's formative years, with Mortal Combat, Time Crisis and Street Fighter joining more modern titles like Guitar Hero. It's a token purchase system, with 15 tokens and a cocktail costing a very reasonable £12.
Speaking of which, their drinks menu reads like a zeitgeist guide to the 1990s. References to Mario, The Simpsons and Final Fantasy label garish-coloured concoctions that match their alcohol and sugar levels. For those adverse to hyperactivity, there are also beers on offer with big brands like Beaverton and Big Wave proving a perfect companion to a high score.