Recbar arcade and eatery to open in J’town next month

Recbar plans to open next month in the space that briefly was Bacon Bar at 10301 Taylorsville Rd. in Jeffersontown. While the new business will have a full bar and pub-style food, the emphasis in the early publicity is on the range of games and family entertain that will be on offer.

Owners Corey Sims and Tony Thomas will offer a panoply of fun things to do for all ages.There will be pool and ping-pong tables for old-school fun-seekers, and even skeeball for those who like their fun really retro. But there will be arcade-style electronic games too, for a full range of gaming systems – Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Super NES and so on.

But there will be space for card players and board game aficionados: Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, Jenga and Cranium, according to a news release.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a millennial who wants to challenge a buddy in Mortal Kombat or a baby boomer who wants to show the grandkids a thing or two about pinball,” Sims said in the release. “Recbar provides a social experience for everyone in a fun atmosphere.”

The bar will have a selection of craft beers and bourbons. The menu is still under construction, but is likely to include sandwiches, tacos and shareable appetizers.