Meltdown is an eSports bar, a place where you can meet other gamers, share drinks, and play. From the TVs, to the cocktails, and the staff behind the bar, gaming is a part of everything…You can come by any time to watch the best eSports streams, use our free to play PCs and consoles, and take part in our tournaments.
How much does it cost?
At Meltdown you only pay for what you drink! Entry is free, PCs are free to use, and most tournaments are free to enter. Of course, we do need everyone to buy a drink before playing.
Is there a minimum age to enter?
Yes! Meltdown operates under the same rules as any other bar in your country. All local laws regarding entry and the consumption of alcohol apply.
How long can I play for?
As long as there are computers free you are welcome to keep playing. If all computers are occupied please give up your PC when your game is finished so everyone has a chance to play.
Can I bring my own peripherals?
Everything you need is provided at the bar courtesy of our partners at Logitech G. To provide a level playing field and to save time between games we encourage people to use this equipment.
How do I participate in a tournament?
In the Events > Schedule section of the website you can pre-register for a tournament by choosing your date and then clicking ‘sign up'. On the day just give the tournament organizer the nickname you used on the website and they'll check you in. You must create an account on our website to participate in Meltdown tournaments.
If you register for the wrong tournament by mistake don't worry, there's no need to unsubscribe.
Do I have to come with a team to play in a tournament?
No, this isn't necessary. If you're alone or you're missing some players, our organiser will match you up with other people on the evening.
What are the usual opening hours for Meltdown Cologne?
Tue-Thu: 18:00 - 01:00
Fr-Sa: 18:00 - open end
For special events these times may be subject to change, we recommend checking our Facebook page for the most up to date information.
Is it possible to reserve a section of the bar for birthdays, stag nights etc.?
Reservation is possible, the conditions can be negotiated with the bar manager. You can contact them using the form below.
Can I bring food into the bar?
If your local Meltdown doesn't serve their own you can bring food in as long as it doesn't create any disturbance (smells, grease, rubbish left lying around…)
How can I work at Meltdown?
If you're looking for a job as a barman the simplest thing to do is to send your CV to cologne at meltdown.bar. Please be aware we receive a very large number of these so in times where we're not looking for new staff we may not be able to respond to everybody.
For all other jobs you can find any that are currently available on http://esportscareer.org
Can I open my own Meltdown bar?
Yes! Thanks to our franchise system everyone has the opportunity to open their own eSports bar. All the information you need is available at http://www.meltdown.bar/franchise