PHOENIX — There’s a new spot at Westgate Leisure District in Glendale to play arcade video games and luxuriate in some truthful meals, together with over-the-top milkshakes, cotton sweet, and funnel desserts.
Meet Carousel Arcade Bar.
It’s the newest enterprise from John Tsailakis and Salt Leisure Group, the hospitality group behind SALT Tacos y Tequila and Whiskey Rose, all three of that are on the Glendale-area leisure complicated (SALT can also be opening places at The Retailers at Norterra and SanTan Village).
“With having so many ideas inside Westgate, so many alternative issues occurring there, we needed to choose one thing that was distinctive, not simply one other typical bar and grill. We thought the grownup arcade bar, it’s not one thing we’ve tried earlier than, however we figured it might be a success, particularly on that aspect of Westgate close to the (Arizona) Coyotes, close to the (Arizona) Cardinals, and by the nightlife hub, if you’ll,” Tsailakis stated.
Carousel Arcade Bar opened Wednesday, March 17, in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
The “showpiece” is the middle bar, which was formed and designed after a mini-carousel with the fair-like lights, music, and gold finishes, stated Tsailakis. The 5,800-square-foot bar additionally has a 1,200-square-foot patio.
“We thought it was enjoyable, had that vibe of ‘hey, are available in, have a superb time, play some video games, get some good eats’ and we simply saved constructing off of that,” he stated.
He stated building began in March 2020 and that it become an extended build-out as a result of shut downs and restrictions, which finally delayed getting gear and different supplies by months.
Proper now, there are 20 totally different video games, together with video video games, arcade video games, pinball machines, air hockey, desk tennis, Skee-Ball, basketball, and a crane recreation. They could add just a few extra video games sooner or later.
“We actually tried to get one thing for everyone in there,” he stated.
Taking part in video video games can work up an urge for food so Carousel does have meals and snacks on the menu.
Tsailakis stated they’ve small plates and finger meals that may be shared, in addition to sandwiches, burgers, salmon, loaded tots, mac and cheese, However, it is the dessert menu which will catch your eye; they’ve a wide range of fair-inspired snacks, resembling cotton sweet, funnel desserts, extravagant milkshakes, a s’mores waffle, and bubble waffles.
Additionally they have some fair-inspired cocktails, some topped with rock sweet or cotton sweet.
As a result of ongoing pandemic, all of their bars are following the state’s well being tips, together with social distancing, enhanced cleansing, and requiring masks.