Members of the Rock Paper Shotgun Community will be gathering for a day out at Bury Arcade Club. This is an old mill building packed full of Arcade cabinets, gaming PCs, pinball machines etc. We'll spend the day playing games, chatting, eating, drinking.
Saturday 26th January 2019. The club opens at 11:00 so I will try to get there around then. It remains open until 23:00, so we'll see who's still going by that point. It's possible to buy food from two locations in the club, or you could head out towards Bury town centre. If there's enough people interested, something could be arranged for Sunday as well
Entry to both floors of the club currently costs £16 for Adults. I'll be contacting them when I have a slightly better idea of numnbers to see if they can do us a group discount. Parking is free on site, but limited.
The Arcade Club is located at:
Driving is fairly straightforward, with the club just 2 minutes off Junction 2 of the M66. There is free parking with the Mill, but it does fill up. If it does fill, then you are probably looking for on-steet parking nearby. There are also various pay car parks in Bury centre.
Those coming from further away are probably best taking the Train to Manchester (Picadilly, Victoria, Deansgate are all fine), then getting on a Metrolink service to Bury. From Bury Interchange, it's a 10-15 minute walk to the Arcade Club. This includes anybody flying in to Manchester Airport - take the Train in, then Metrolink out. A pre-booked Taxi would be the alternative, but would probably be fairly expensive. There are numerous local taxi firms and Uber if you don't want to walk.
For those coming from far enough away that they want to stay over, there are a few options to consider.
Simplest answer is to stay in Bury. There is the Premier Inn located next to Bury Interchange, and there is the Village Hotel located next to the Motorway. Both are about a 15 minute walk to the Arcade Club.
Along the Metrolink line a little at Bowker Vale, there is another Premier Inn
Beyond that there are numerous hotels and hostels in Manchester City Centre.