Frequently Asked Questions
Hello. Welcome to our FAQs. Things may have changed since your last visit but hopefully we can answer any questions you have here! If you don’t find the answers you need please feel free to get in touch, we are always happy to help.
What is this place?
The Glitch Bar and Arcade is a new hang out at the famous Sink Pong in Shoreditch. The Racing Bug have teamed up with Sink Pong to turn the second floor into an amazing arcade bar, starring a 10 driver Glitch Raceway, arcade games; the classic retro and never before seen, and a well-stocked bar sponsored by Laine Brew Co.
What's at The Glitch Bar & Arcade?
Bubble Ice Hockey
1500 2 Player Arcade Classics on our Mega screen
10 driver Glitch Raceway
Laine Brew Co Glitch Bar
100 pax capacity
How does it work?
A Glitch Bar booking is for 1 hour intervals, or you can book the whole place exclusively. A booking gives you access to the bar and arcade games, and your choice of “Race Package” determines how many races you have during your booked hour.
Exclusive bookings include Free-Play on ALL machines and Unlimited racing on the Glitch Raceway.
For individual & group bookings (non-exclusive), The Glitch Bar & Arcade will be shared with other like-minded people, and the arcade machines will be available for contactless pay-per-play. Race up to as many times as you have selected in your pre-paid “Race package”
When is it open? Can I just turn up?
The Glitch Bar & Arcade operates on a booking only policy. Due to the pandemic we are operating bookings by enquiry. Please get in touch to enquire
You can often book 'on the night' but its best to contact us in advance to check availability before you head out. You're more likely to get the slot you want by booking in advance.
The Bar Booking Slots are:
Mon Closed (Exclusive only)
Tue Closed (Exclusive only)
Wed Closed (Exclusive only)
Please contact us to discuss Exclusive booking available outside of these times
Sink Pong is open to walk in customers during its opening hours shown here: http://www.sinkpong.com/reservations.html.
Is The Glitch Bar COVID safe?
We have been working hard to make sure we can operate within the governments’ guidelines to keep both staff and customers as safe as possible. Below are some of the actions we have in place:
Pre-Bookings, Cashless Payments, Exclusive Hire Available for your bubble, Sanitising Stations, Protective Screens, Table Service (where applicable), and Additional Cleaning Protocols.
Whilst we are using the government guidelines and taking extra precautions, we cannot guarantee that you will not get the virus here.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary depending on what “Race Package” you select and what time and day your booking slot is. Take a look at our webpage for more info.
Or try making a booking for your chosen package, time and day, and it will show you how much it will cost:
How long does a booking last?
The Glitch Bar bookings are 1 hour slots, however you can increase this by booking neighbouring slots. The Glitch Bar is on the 2nd floor of the famous Sink Pong. You are welcome at the Sink Pong bar, within normal opening hours () for as long as you like before and after your Glitch Bar booking.
What happens after our hour/slot?
You will also be invited to stay around for as long as we have capacity after your booking. If the arcade fills up we may ask you to head back down to the Sink Pong bars to continue your post race analysis and essential refuelling.
Can I book longer than an hour?
Yes. For longer sessions including racing, you can book neighbouring slots. Exclusive bookings can be any length (when booking, select the first hour and then extend). For individual & group bookings you might choose a “Race Package” with less track-time (like Nervous Rookey) but book 2 (or more) neighbouring hours - This would get you a 2 hour slot in glitch arcade with 4 races spread within your session.
When should we arrive?
We expect you to arrive at the venue and potentially take on invaluable pre-race fluids at the Sink Pong bars downstairs anytime in advance of your booking .
You'll be welcomed to The Glitch Bar and Arcade anything up to an hour before your booking start time (subject to capacity).
What happens if we're late for our booking?
There's only 1 Raceway at The Glitch Bar. Limited capacity and bookings are taken for every hour. If you're late for your booking we'll try to get you racing as much as possible in what time remains of your slot. However, races (and bookings) start on-time, every time.
NO CREDIT or REFUNDS can be provided for late arrivals and last minute cancelations.
If someone in your group is always late, tell them to wise up! - Or tell them that your booking is actually some hours earlier. Glitch Raceway waits for NO ONE!
Will we be able to drink and drive?
Hey - Don't Drink & Drive! - unless you're at Glitch Raceway. We have a well-stocked bar
sponsored by Laines Brew Co and you can also pre order drinks packages or a bar tab during the booking process. We've got you covered.
Won't we get hungry while we're Racing?
Worry not! The Glitch Bar and Arcade benefits from the full Sink Pong food menu. You can also pre order food packages during the booking process.
Sink Pong Menu- http://www.sinkpong.com/glitch-raceway.html
Can I cancel or change my existing booking?
Bookings are non cancellable and non-refundable but can be changed anytime up to 48 hours in advance. If you need to change your booking, please contact us and we'll endeavour to find you an alternative future slot.
Can my group book and pay individually?
Yes, Individuals can make separate bookings for the same slot up until the slot fills up. However, it is safer to book the group as one to confirm that we have the appropriate capacity for your numbers. This is ensures no one gets left out. In light of the governments recent regulations please only book up to 6 people.
How old do I have to be?
After 6pm daily we operate a Challenge 25 policy, which means if you look under 25 we may ask you for ID to prove you are over the age of 18. Only valid, physical forms of ID will be accepted. We ID at the bar as well as at the door so please don’t take offence if you are asked several times.
What can I wear?
We follow Sink Pong's no hoodies and no sportswear policy, so don't wear those! Otherwise just dress to look suitable stylish and trendy for your Instagram pics.
Do you cater to Stags & Hens
Yes we cater to all special occasions including stags, hens, birthdays etc. Feel free to contact us about any such bookings for your special occasion. Our hosts may even sing you a song ;-)
Can I hire privately or for an event?
Yes we have exclusive private hire available which includes free play on all our arcade games and unlimited races on the raceway. We also have special promoter packages available. Please click here for exclusive hire https://www.theracingbuglive.co.uk/glitch-raceway/ & feel free to contact us for more tailored packages.
Is it a bit like Go Karting?
The Glitch Raceway experience is much more vibrant and interactive than go-karting. The action is as engaging to watch as it is to participate in and with drivers seated shoulder-to-shoulder the emotion of the experience is evident at every turn. Our race vehicles are all precision performance matched and Glitch Raceway is a shared experience that you’ll never forget. Wouldn’t it be great if all motorsport took place in a bar!
Is it a bit like Scalextrix?
Imagine Scalextrix where you’re not stuck in a groove! Then add real steering and pedal controls, precision race timing and no need to keep retrieving your car from under the sofa. Glitch Raceway is real motorsport, just miniaturised.
Can we book The Glitch Bar & Arcade for Christmas parties?
Yes, the Glitch Arcade, Glitch Bar and all of Sink Pong is available for the very best exclusive Christmas Parties. Please contact us for more information and to discuss your perfect party package.