Head of Steam: Headingley gears up for next-level gaming utopia

22nd January 2019

One of the best-loved bars in Headingley is currently being ‘Powered UP’ seeing the first floor transform into a beer-soaked gaming mecca. As of February, the first floor of The Head of Steam will boast an impressive mix of modern and classic gaming to keep visitors entertained.

This includes a US pool table, 2 x European shuffleboards, electronic darts, and beer pong. The switch-around also includes a menu upgrade, which will see the pub adding Moving Mountain Vegan Burgers to their already stellar food offering.

Retro rewind

Old-school gaming fans will be able to step back in time to the 80’s and 90’s arcade hey-day to get their retro kicks, with a feast of iconic video games. Nintendo’s beloved SNES will be powered-up and ready to go with addictive multi-players such as Goldeneye and Mario Kart on-hand to entertain.

And, if Mario and Bond don’t quite push your buttons, then perhaps the likes of Pac-Man and Streetfighter on the vintage arcade machine will have you reaching for the joy-stick.

Next level food

The Camerons Brewery venue has already built up a loyal following since opening in 2016, with an unrivalled selection of both local and international ales and its lip-smacking menu of hearty Burgers and pizza, perfect to hold in your spare hand, as you play beer pong! Their signature comfort food dishes such as the Spiced Salt Beef and Jalapeño Pizza have kept customers coming back and now vegans will have something to truly shout about too when the new menu drop’s in April.

Thriving student district

Head of Steam Operations Manager David Scott had this to say ahead of the launch: “We’re already proud of what we’ve brought to the table in the thriving student district, but our new gaming floor and vegan offering is going to step things up even further. We wanted to have a good blend of both classic and contemporary gaming, and we’re confident our offering is on point.’’The Head of Steam in Headingley is one of 16 pubs in the chain, which also has venues in central Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool and Didsbury. The brand was born in 1995 and has gone from strength-to-strength since it was acquired by Camerons Brewery in 2013.