This past week I was in Alberta snowboarding and visiting friends in Edmonton. Before I flew home my friends wanted to take me some place fun for one last meal. So we went to The Rec Room.
Can we get one of these in Winnipeg please? Like, stat!
It would be the perfect fit for the big empty building across from the theatre at Polo Park.
The Rec Room is like a Chucky Cheese for grownups. You load a card with tokens that you can use to play all kinds of arcade games. They have everything from the newest of the new to old school games like pinball, dome and air hockey. And yes, you accumulate points that you can use to ‘buy’ stuff like Simpson’s plush toys and sports paraphernalia.
But it’s so much more than that. There were two restaurants, a snack shack (boozy doughnuts or late-night poutine anyone?) and numerous bars and huge TV’s on which every sport imaginable was playing. There was a Virtual Reality section, bowling lanes, ping pong tables, billiards, even axe throwing! There was a small stage on the main floor perfect for live-band karaoke, open mics and comedy. Apparently there is a larger event center for bigger shows and concerts on another side of the building too.
My birthday is coming up next week and all I could think was how much I’d like to have a party in a place like this.
So yeah, can we get one of these please? Soon?