I'm guessing that readers of this site might just get behind the idea of playing classic arcade games whilst supping the latest great craft beer – let's call it a hunch. In which case, The Four Quarters is the latest earthly branch of heaven arriving in Peckham. Lining the walls are such childhood throwbacks as Point Blank, Sega Rally and Asteroids; upstairs holds the delights of Mario Kart 64. I am twelve again, and loving every second.
Growing up for a moment (stop giggling at the back) my attention is drawn to the primary reason I am here, the beer on offer. The kegs line currently in use (there are a few more yet to enter service) are dominated by Camden Town Brewery and Meantime. The inclusion here of the former's Ink Stout and the latter's latest seasonal, the Californian Pale, clearly demonstrates The Four Quarters' credentials as a local mecca, even before eyes are cast towards the fridges behind the bar.
Unsurprisingly, the core is local London brewers; Brick are a mere fifty yards up the road, whilst Brixton are not much further. But the love of good beer extends beyond the confines of the M25 as the likes of Thornbridge and Harviestoun also grace the premises, much to my delight. There is also an international twist to the menu with Augustiner, Delirium and personal favourites Odell from Colorado sneaking into the corners. The promise of a couple of cask beers on too ensures that they are catering for every persuasion.
The enthusiasm from all three business partners involved in The Four Quarters is positively infectious, each one lighting up as you move onto their particular area of expertise. Tonight has been a highly enjoyable affair, ensuring I will be returning in the not too distant future. If either craft beer or retro games spark even the slightest flicker of interest, I would advise you do the same.