Gamer in your life? Secure their best present yet – food, drinks, games and prizes at The Home of Games. They can choose they own adventure, from winning plushies in Arcade Alley, to taking down opponents on PC, console or board games.


Fortress Melbourne is located in the city on the Lower Ground level of Emporium Melbourne.

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Fortress Sydney is opening Summer 2022 in the city at Central Park Mall.

Fortress is open 7 days a week.

Our opening hours are available here.

The Home of Games is for players of all ages, however, as a licensed venue there is a non-negotiable Under-18s Policy for patrons.

Under-18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. No minors are permitted unaccompanied.

Accompanied minors are permitted to enter the venue until 7PM each day, and must leave before 8PM.

Walk-ins are always welcome. If you prefer to book in advance click here

Absolutely not. There is lots to enjoy. Hanging out in The Tavern and being entertained by bards, musicians and magicians is a great way to spend a Friday night!

Eat hearty meals in The Tavern. Play arcade games. Hire some board games on an easy Wednesday afternoon. Listen to live music on Friday nights. Adventure with friends in a Dungeons & Dragons session. Watch a live esports event in the Alienware Arena. Crush out Call of Duty victories in the PC gaming LAN Lounge. Get a high score on a pinball machine. Crack open a bottle of Golden Horn Mead.

That’s just a few suggestions!

Certainly not! Fortress has something for everyone, from beginners to pros.

In fact, you don’t have to play games at all when you come to Fortress. Many of our regulars love to eat and drink in the Tavern, seeing it as their “local”!

Terms & Conditions:
Fortress Melbourne Gift Cards (Gift Card) entitle the holder to goods/services equal to the value stated on the Gift Card or remaining after partial redemption.
A Gift Card is only valid in Australia.
A Gift Card can only be redeemed on entertainment bookings, event tickets or tournament entries by purchasing these over the phone or in-venue at Fortress Melbourne.
A Gift Card is redeemable at Fortress Melbourne’s venue or the online web shop.
A Gift Card is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash. No change will be given. A Gift Card can be redeemed in whole or for part of a payment. Unredeemed values will remain on the Gift Card. A Gift Card should be treated like cash.
The value shown on a Gift Card includes GST.
If the Gift Card holder’s order exceeds the amount of the Gift Card, the Gift Cardholder will be required to pay for the difference in price between the value of the Gift Card and the retail price of the goods or services.
A Gift Card must be used before the expiry date marked on the physical card or communicated in the digital voucher. Gift cards expire 3 years from the issue date.
Please check your balance in-venue or contact us via
Fortress Melbourne is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged Gift Cards.
GST will not apply to the sale of an e-gift card, specifically the face value/loaded amount.
Once the Gift Card has been fully redeemed it cannot be reused.
A Gift Card can be used in conjunction with another form of payment such as cash, EFTPOS (in-venue only) or credit card to make up the full value of the purchase.
A Gift Card is not a cheque guarantee, credit or charge card.
Fortress reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of the Gift Card at any time and to take appropriate actions, including the cancellation of a Gift Card if, at its discretion, it deems such action necessary.
Neither Fortress Melbourne, nor the provider of the data, represents or guarantees, or accepts any liability whatsoever in respect of, the accuracy, currency or completeness of the Gift Card information. Fortress Melbourne does not accept any liability for any delays, interruptions, errors, or omissions, however occurring (including as a result of negligence) in the collecting, recording, processing, storing or dissemination of this information.