Being an adult can be rough sometimes, especially when you don't get to see your friends or indulge in your go-to hobbies as much anymore (we miss our video games). This new arcade bar will bring a piece of youth back to Tampa soon - and they'll even have boozy Capri-suns!
Park & Rec has become a playful adult-hotspot in downtown St. Pete and they have a motto: 'Youth has no age'; They're ready to reignite your childlike youth in Tampa - Expected to open soon, their new space will be a 9,900-square-foot, two-story, adult mega-playground. We're so ready!
The bar will be packed with various ways to keep your youth alive from arcade cult-classics like Pac-Man, Tekken, Galaga, and pinball machines, to fair-game fun like Skee-Ball & Air Hockey. You can even play some of your favorite nostalgia-inducing card and table-top games here such as Jenga and Uno - but you may notice they look a bit bigger than you remember!
Their food and drink menu at the new location is expected to be exactly like their spot in St. Pete, featuring nostalgic food staples like pizza rolls, loaded-nachos, and fries - you can also get sweets like donut holes or funnel cake. If you love frozen drinks, you can even get a Frozé Slurpee!
Easily the best thing ever though is their alcoholic Capri-sun pouch, which they call the Party Pouch. Probably the cutest way to get one is in their Lunch Box meal, which includes a classic burger, fries, and a Party Pouch - all served in a retro-style Park & Rec lunch box that you get to take home.
Park & Rec are shooting for the new location to open in June, with the official date having not yet been released as of publication. The new location will be in Tampa's Channel District, at 290 S. Meridian Ave, Tampa, FL. 33602. While the new pace is expected to look similar to the location in the Burg, it will not be an exact replica and will feature many new design elements.
They regularly have been teasing the new location on their social profiles, and even shared a sneak peek at a Rubik's Cube light - we can't wait to see what all they do with this adult-neverland.
If you can't wait to get Recced in Tampa, check out the St. Pete Park & Rec location at 100 4th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - with their hours of recreation operating Monday - Thursday from 4 pm - 3 am, or 12 pm - 3 am Friday through Sunday.