Sponsored feature: The Rec Room Roundhouse
After what felt like an eternity for Torontonians, The Rec Room Roundhouse has reopened to the public after the COVID-19 lockdown.
This means that we can delete apps like Zoom and Houseparty from our phones and resume spending time with friends and family in-person. Virtual hangouts were enjoyable but playing video games at a popular venue with your buddies and a beer in hand just hits differently.
The Rec Room Roundhouse is the perfect place to play games, eat Poutine Supreme and have some fun while following physical distancing rules. For those who need more convincing, here are four reasons to plan an afternoon or night out at The Rec Room:
A little competition is good for the soul
The Rec Room is filled with more than 80 arcade-style games (Pac-Man, The Walking Dead Deluxe, and Mario Kart), ideal for some friendly competition. If you’re confident in your gaming skills, plan a tournament with your pals and wager a round of drinks.
For those who prefer more traditional games, The Rec Room also has multiple shuffleboard, ping-pong, and pool tables.
Once the venue enters phase three of its own reopening plan, thrill-seeking guests can experience the VOID. This is an immersive hyper-reality game that takes players to a different dimension, toying with their five senses.
Extensive health and safety measures are in place to keep everyone safe
In order to keep guests and staff in good health, The Rec Room has implemented several safety protocols.
High-touch surfaces like pin pads, tables and game consoles are being cleaned more frequently with industrial-quality cleaning products. Guests are also encouraged to visit the hand sanitizer stations before entering, as well asbefore and after playing a game. To further ensure the safety of guests, disinfectant wipes are located near the games, which should be used to wipe down each machine before and after use. Dining tables and games have also been spaced in ways to allow for physical distancing.
Additionally, all kitchen staff will be wearing masks and gloves while preparing food. The full list of safety protocols can be found online.
You likely have something to celebrate
Chances are high that someone in your crew had to celebrate their birthday solo in the midst of the pandemic – this is not acceptable. The Rec Room wants to help those who have missed out on a celebration by offering 50 percent off of food and games for groups of 10 or more. Whether it’s a graduation, promotion, anniversary or an engagement, every celebration is worthy of chicken wings with house-made dipping sauces and arcade games.
The food and drink menus are out of this world
Funnel cakes – need we say more?
The Rec Room is home to two seriously mouth-watering restaurants.
The Shed serves up casual pub-style eats, including three variations of poutine, mini Mexican corn dogs, pizza spring rolls, hand-breaded chicken sandwiches and the juiciest burgers. Guests can quench their thirst with wittily named classic cocktails like Peach Don’t Kill My Vibe.
The Rec Room’s other restaurant, Three10, uses fresh ingredients to create Canadian-inspired cuisine that can be enjoyed on the patio. Dishes like the Atlantic cod fish and chips, seafood pasta and chicken Cobb salad are capable of satisfying any appetite. No visit to the restaurant is complete without sharing a pitcher of cold sangria and a slice of salted caramel cheesecake.
Food from both restaurants can be ordered online from SkipTheDishes.