The Rec Room is St. John’s’ newest hotspot. Located right in the Avalon Mall in the heart of uptown, this new entertainment complex features everything you could want in a night out, all in one place. I recently had the opportunity to partner with the kind folks at The Rec Room to showcase their vibrant space and exciting atmosphere. I had so much fun and I am so eager to tell you all about it!
With food, drinks, arcade-style gaming, virtual reality, bowling, and axe-throwing, nobody is bored at The Rec Room. There’s a little something for everyone and the friendly, helpful staff make the experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We started our evening in ‘The Yard’ with some of our
After we’d racked up some points on our wristbands, we got a table in the restaurant, ordered some drinks, and had a bite to eat. Aside from their complimentary popcorn, The Rec Room doesn’t serve typical arcade food— their restaurant, Three10, serves delectable dishes. They have healthy options as well as more indulgent ones; unique and unexpected options as well as classic favourites. The bar offers wine, beer, and fun cocktails. My fave was ‘Peach Don’t Kill My Vibe’—yum. They also had some live music that night, as they do most weekends, which made the whole meal even more enjoyable.
My friends and I enjoyed a variety of snacks and apps. I highly recommend the edamame hummus and the fried green beans. For the summer, The Rec Room is offering a limited-time offer menu, from which we sampled a Tropical Sundae for dessert. I’ll be completely honest, my friends didn’t even get to try it. It was so good I kept it all for myself!
The restaurant at The Rec Room is the perfect place to socialize, hang out with friends, and enjoy a great night out. The best part about having a couple of beverages at The Rec Room? Your designated driver will LOVE you because they won’t be bored
After supper, we ventured over to the VRcade Arena for our first-ever virtual reality experience. I was a little nervous at first, but the staff were so knowledgeable when explaining the rules and directions and kindly answered all our questions. They geared us up and off we went into the designated VR arena. It was SO COOL. You can see your friends’ characters right in front of you, and they move based on your friends’ movements, plus you can talk to everyone through your headset. They are right there with you in a whole other world. It’s tricky to get used to at first, but by the time it was over I didn’t want to stop! I can’t wait to go back and try it again. I really suggest you give VR at The Rec Room a try—your friends and family will love you for suggesting it and it’s such a laugh!
When the VR game was over and we regained our bearings (it’s a little disorienting in the coolest way!), we spent the rest of the night sipping drinks and playing games. The Rec Room is for all ages, but at 11:00 it becomes 19+, so a lot more adults feel comfortable to let loose and play, especially since they’re open until 2 o’clock am on Fridays and Saturdays. At the end of the night, we could cash in the points we collected on our wristbands for cool prizes! Along with your classic arcade plush animals and candy, The Rec Room offers
Have you been to The Rec Room yet? What are you waiting for?! Grab your friends, your family, your colleagues and get over to the Avalon Mall for the best night out you’ve had in forever. There is nowhere else on the island where you can get this kind of experience so don’t miss it. And don’t wimp out on the VR—you’ll regret it. Be sure to get in soon to grab a bite from their limited-time summer menu. Side note: this is the FIRST Rec Room location in Atlantic Canada! Go NL!
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