Frequently Asked Questions
How many games do you have available to play in R-CADE?
We have on average 20 video game consoles from Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Playstation, and Xbox, all ready to play with a games catalogue of over 1700 games to request while you are in our arcade. Our games list is available to view in the main menu. Some of our games have age restrictions and we cannot allow older rated games to be played during our all ages sessions.
We can only offer such games as Gutiar Hero and DDR for special events and private parties. These games are not available during standard game sessions.
We do not have any traditional arcades or pinball machines.
Do I need to bring tokens or coins to play any games?
No. Our arcade is not your typical venue. We do not have standard arcade machines. What we have instead is a collection of home consoles from the past 40 years, lovingly restored and presented in our custom made cabinets to offer that arcade vibe. During your visit you simply pick up and play as many games as you like!
Please note that R-CADE is a cashless venue. We only accept card payments online and in store for all purchases.
What is the age limit for R-CADE?
Everyone is welcome during our all ages sessions. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times when in our venue. After 7pm the venue is strictly over 18's only due to the nature of the events taking place.
How long can I play for?
We offer hourly sessions throughout the day. You must pre-book your pass at least 30 minutes before the next session begins to be able to play. Please note that you are purchasing a specific session, not an amount of time to play. If you arrive half way through your session time you will forfeit any missed time.
Multiple hours can be booked for longer game sessions if you wish.
What are your rules regarding masks?
Masks are no longer mandatory in Scotland, but we still encourage the use of masks when visiting R-CADE. We have spare masks on offer should you wish to wear one.
What is the current maximum capacity?
Right now our maximum capacity in the arcade is 15 players (not including staff). Our café area can house a total of 10 - 15 patrons to maintain full accessibility.
Are pets allowed in R-CADE?
Unfortunately without apposable thumbs pets are terrible at playing video games so we cannot allow them into the arcade area. However you are more than welcome to bring your furry friends into our café to hang out for as long as you like.
Is R-CADE wheelchair accessible?
Yes. We are a street level venue and we have designed both the arcade and café with wheelchairs in mind, this included power chairs. We also have a fully accessible bathroom for patrons to use too.
How do I get to R-CADE?
Our address is 121 Saltmarket, which is just across the road from our old venue. We are directly across the road from Pop Yum. You can travel by train to Argyle Street or High Street station, or subway to St Enoch.
If you are travelling by car we suggest never parking on Saltmarket as parking prices are quite high and there are restrictions between 4 and 6pm.
Alternative parking is available on Steel Street, Turnbull Street or King Street NCP car park.
Do you have a bar / are you licenced?
We are not licenced to sell alcohol and do not have the facilities to serve booze.
Before 7pm we are an all ages venue and do not allow the consumption of alcohol whist open to the public.
After 7pm we are strictly over 18's only and patrons are allowed to bring their own drinks (BYOB). A corkage charge is levied against all drinks and customers must declare all drinks when they arrive.
Full details are available on our booking page.
Do you sell gift cards?
We do not have the facility to create gift cards at the moment but it is something that we wish to add in the future.
What are the payment options?
We are a cashless store but we do accept all contactless and chip + pin payment methods.