BARS, Shops and more

We want to list all gamer friendly businesses in Hampshire, you can be a pub, shop, or anything! Let us know if you feel you should be added. Click on the business name to be taken to their website.

Pubs, Clubs and Bars:

A gaming van for hire in Hampshire with 4K TVs.

The Beford have a selection of arcade machines in the back of the pub to enjoy.
23 Bedford Place
SO15 2db Southampton

SoMakeIt loves gaming! Whether you're into modding, reterogaming, table top games, cosplay or prop making we have something for you. Maybe you need some tools to do a great modding job - we have a full woodand metal workshop! Perhaps you want to 3D print a pokemon chess set or a full set of pokeballs (yes really!) Into retrogaming but need to maintain old hardware? We have the facilities for you. You can make it at SoMakeIt, Southampton's very own Makerspace.

The Engine Rooms hosted the first Southampton Game Fest. They've since hosted Silent Hill Live, Southampton Comic Con and more.


Head into Olive and ask for the secret game's room.
Behind a wall, upstairs you'll be greeted with a small variety of machines. Including a Time Crisis 2 Machine!

3 - 4 Vernon Walk, Southampton SO15 2EJ

The Deco is a pub in Portsmouth that is run by gamers, offering gaming nights, geek cocktails and more.
128 Elm Grove, Southsea PO5 1LR

A video game cafe in Farnborough
Host tournaments
The Meads Shopping Centre, Farnborough GU14 7SJ

Portsmouth's only retro gaming cafe, offering everything from the Vectrex to Gamecube.
 16 High St, Portsmouth PO1 2L


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The Little GEM Shop Shirely

These guys sell some gaming related gifts, including Pokemon GO wristbands

Maricas Be Uniquie

Maricas Be Unique is a Bitterne based shop offering a variety of custom glasses. 

Bournemouth based gaming shop that host regular tournaments with a focus on card games, but also host video game tourneaments. Warez gaming offer retro games and new games. 442 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset BH9 2HB

Southampton based gaming and DVD shop:

Sholing Video offers a great range of games, focusing on new releases and gaming peripherals

52 St Monica Rd, Southampton SO19 8ET

Southampton based Retro gaming shop
48-52 Shirley Rd, Southampton SO15 3EU

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Southampton based Multiplay are a gaming power house with worldwide recognition. They host Insomnia, the UK's biggest gaming Festival along with several huge events around the globe. They also offer private PC gaming servers.
Unit 7, Whitefield Business Units, Lepe Rd, Blackfield, Southampton SO45 1XR


GAME are instantly recognizable as the UK's largest game retailer, their head office is based in Basingstoke
GAME Digital plc Unity House, Telford Road Basingstoke RG21

Ubisoft have a Southampton based representative, who has helped with events across Hampshire and the UK.

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