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 upstairs at the famous The Joiner on Worship pub in Shoreditch. The Racing Bug have teamed up with The Joiner on Worship 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
What's the capacity?
The Glitch Arcade has a capacity of 100, Coupled with the first floor bar (available for private events) the total capacity becomes 220.
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. Book Here
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 - Thu 3pm-10pm
Please contact us to discuss Exclusive booking available outside of these times
The Joiner on Worship is open to walk in customers during its opening hours shown here: https://thejoineronworship.com/
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, 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:
What are the different packages all about?
The “Race Package” allows you to choose how much actual racing you do during your stay. Pub based motorsport is best enjoyed with breaks for critical rehydration between races. The smaller, low cost packages provide less racing, more refuelling & spectating. Larger, higher cost packages provide more racing, less waiting – It’s that simple.
How long does a booking last?
The Glitch Bar bookings are 1 hour slots – Starting on the hour. However, you can increase this by booking neighbouring slots. Why not choose a smaller package for 2 or more concurrent hours to extend your stay and relax your race experience?
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 Joiner on Worship bars to continue your post race analysis and for 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?
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 running LATE there’s no need to contact us – The Raceway will be staffed and engines running and waiting for you at the time you booked. Your booking means that we will reserve capacity specifically for you – at exactly the time you specified.
There will be other bookings scheduled directly after your slot which we can’t delay. Try to make us much of your booking slot as you can and we'll try to get you racing as much as possible in what time remains of your slot. No Refunds will be offered for part or fully missed slots.
Races (and bookings) start on-time, every time!
NO CREDIT or REFUNDS can be provided for late arrivals and 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 The Joiner on Worship food menu. You can also pre order food packages during the booking process.
Can I cancel or change my existing booking?
All bookings are Non-Refundable.
Non-exclusive bookings may be re-scheduled or vouchered Free-of-Charge with 48 hours notice – just drop us an e-mail contact us. Inside of 48hrs your booking is Non Changeable and Non-Refundable.
We are however always pleased to hear complex excuses which make no difference what so ever to the cost of making your slots available for you at the time you booked. We’ll be happy to refer you back to the simple premise of bookings which are Non-Refundable.
Can my group book and pay individually?
Yes, Individuals can make separate bookings for the same slot up until the slot fills up. Some slots may require a minimum amount of people so individual bookings may not be accepted for particular slots. It is best 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 and will open more slots up to you.
How old do I have to be?
Over 18’s Only
The Glitch Bar and The Joiner on Worship are strictly Over 18’s only – at all times
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.
Does my booking Guarantee me entry to the venue?
NO, the Glitch Arcade and Glitch Raceway are owned and operated independently of the wider venue and The Joiner on Worship. In booking on this site you are accepting your responsibility to ensure you meet the reasonable entry conditions of the wider venue. We’ll be staffed and revved up ready for your booking. No Refunds will be offered on refusal of entry.
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 The Joiner on Worship is available for the very best exclusive Christmas Parties. Please contact us for more information and to discuss your perfect party package.