The Meltdown network
A friendly theme bar bringing all gaming enthusiasts together since 2012.
“Since day one and in every new bar we open, we've been cultivating a unique vision : a place to meet, discover and share with new people; Meltdown allows gamers around the world to live their passion in a bar designed for them.
Esports aren't a fad, they're a social phenomenon that has revolutionized the way we see videogames.
Today you have a chance of being a part of it all.”
A futuristic decor
A festive atmosphere
A tight-knit community
The best of esports
Passionate about gaming and dream of becoming an entrepreneur?
Join the ever-growing Meltdown family and open your own esports bar now!
Benefit from the exclusive advantages our network has to offer to empower your business.
Since 2012, we've been successfully opening esports bars. We made the mistakes so you can avoid them. We've cracked it, and now we're sharing it all with you.
We bff'ed the biggest names in the industry (game publishers, gaming brands, etc.) So we can put at your disposal a network of trustworthy and recognized partners to skyrocket your hype.
We bring the best influencers to your events and rely on world-class ambassadors to promote the brand.
Meltdown develops and constantly improves key tools that make a difference: esports-focused crm, gamified website and mobile app, top tier graphic designs...
Benefit from cool stuff from our partners to equip your bar and offer prizes to your community.
Associate with the brand that pioneered in the esports bar industry and gets insta-loved by every gamer and his dog.
How do I get to Meltdown?
Contact form sent
We review your application
Positive answer - videoconf
You search for a venue, secure a loan, sign our disclosure document
~ 1-2 months
Signature of the agreement
You start the building works and interior design with our assistance
~ 2-3 months
Your bar looks gorgeous!
Training and final preps
~ 1 month
How much does it cost to join the network?
9 300€* excl. VAT as initial fees
850€* excl. VAT each month after opening
Meltdown around the world
Enrique, Meltdown Madrid
Joining Meltdown is like joining a big family. We share a same enthusiasm for this business, and all understand the kind of esports bars people need.
Want a different and unique bar for your town? Meltdown Esports Bars really are your best option.
Andreas, Meltdown Cologne
While gaming alone sometimes feels anonymous and lonesome, Meltdown’s ambiance connects people on a personal level. Ever met someone at a party who shared your passion and you immediately liked her?
At Meltdown, this happens on a daily basis. It’s almost impossible to go to Meltdown without making new friends.
Rémi, Meltdown Montpellier
Meltdown is first and foremost a human adventure that allowed me to meet exceptional people!
Michaël, Meltdown Marseille
Esports and gaming fans without solid experience in the field, we wanted to create a friendly and festive space for a community as well as the larger public to gather, far away from the usual stereotypes surrounding geeks and gamers.
Meltdown helped us to set up this project by allowing us to use their network and brand.
Frequently asked questions
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If my application is incomplete or unsatisfying, will my application be definitively rejected?
No, you will receive recommendations on how to complete your application in the best manner. Once you're done, you're free to try again! You've got like, infinite lives.
There's already a Meltdown bar open in the city I wish to open a bar, can I still apply?
Yes! New opportunities can arise, or we can sort it out together and choose the best way to pull this off.
What material do you provide us with?
We are constantly changing our number of partners as the network grows. The list of partners available at the moment can be provided by email on request.
Can I open a Meltdown bar in any country?
Anything is possible! Gaming fever is taking over the planet, and we are constantly making our offer available in new territories.
Why join Meltdown instead of opening my own gaming bar?
Joining the Meltdown network means being part of a family, with the reassuring support of experts who have overcome the challenges you are about to face; it means benefiting from a strong brand and proven tools; it means saving time spent prospecting for local or national partners, communicating your brand and fixing the simple but costly mistakes that litter the path of any ambitious project. It also means staying up to date, relying on a team that ensures the brand's durability while maintaining a high degree of flexibility on a daily basis. None of these advantages are absolutely necessary to open a gaming bar, but their cumulative benefit, based on sharing, experience and creativity, is an asset that we think is invaluable in order to put all the chances on your side. Plus, everyone thinks we're cool!