Whether you identify as a geek, nerd, gamer or fantasy enthusiast, you’re sure to know a few of Canberra’s coolest hangouts. If you’re new to the nerd way of life (proud of it!), we have put together your the perfect guide for everyone’s inner nerd.


Canberra Brick Expo at the Hellenic Club Canberra

11 – 13 August

From the humble tower to a robotic wonder of Star Wars proportions, the Canberra Brick Expo has everything you need to nerd out hardcore this weekend. The exhibition is a rare and unique LEGO event that has been put together by interstate and local collectors and modellers. The display will include hundreds of static, moving and robotic models in themes including Star Wars, trains, planes, space ships, racing cars, monuments and sculptures.


Reload Bar & Games

Alcohol? Check! Xbox? Check! Burgers? Check! Yep, Reload has everything that you need for one heck of a nerdy night on the town. Reload is Canberra’s first and finest gaming bar that combines the art of gaming, technology, pop culture and night club into one neat package. So lock yourself in for video, card and board games in the evening before hitting the d-floor to party all night long!



Young or old, you can’t beat a good board game and a side of food on a night out. Guild in the city combine food that is easy to handle alongside board game play, drinks to keep the match interesting and a massive selection of board games to choose from.


Escape Rooms

Picture yourself locked in a room… the clock is ticking… you have 60 minutes to follow clues, solve puzzles and find the key to escape.

Welcome to the new world of live action escape rooms Canberra. Each room poses a number of challenges and teams of two to six people must decipher messages to solve lingual, visual, mathematical, spatial and physical brainteasers – a nerdy delight!


Impact Comics

One of Canberra’s favourite comic book shops would have to be Impact Comics. Located in the hub of Garema Place, drop in for exclusive graphic novel titles, the newest comic or keep an eye out for events like Free Comic Book Day to fuel your comic book addiction.


The Barracks

The Barracks is Australia’s longest running Internet & Games centre, boast a friendly community and some of the fastest internet in the territory.

With a history of running tournaments and events, from WCG qualifiers for DOTA & Counterstrike 1.6 to the recent tournament CSGO Winter Cup, this is the place to show off all your gaming talent.