Pinball? Killer Queen? Killer pizza? Killer drinks? Start Bar STL’s got em!

Story, video and photos by D.L. Perea   If you’re looking for somewhere to spend your federal reserve notes in downtown St. Louis, look no further than Start Bar STL. This cavernous arcade bar features a very well-balanced mix of arcade classics, pinball, skeeball, consoles, and private spaces with table service and console games. In the back on any given night, you’ll find a former … Continue reading Pinball? Killer Queen? Killer pizza? Killer drinks? Start Bar STL’s got em!

Brewcadia – a CBUS Arcade 25 Years in the Making

Story and photos by Daniel Lee Perea October 19th, Barley’s Brewing Company Ale House #1 will celebrate being a restaurant fixture of Columbus’ Short North downtown area for over a quarter century. But Barley’s Brewcadia, their arcade bar expansion upstairs, is less than two years old. Arcade Bar Scene sat down with the general manager, Jason Fabian to find out what made this downtown staple … Continue reading Brewcadia – a CBUS Arcade 25 Years in the Making

7 Tips for Suggestive Selling

Upselling, also known as suggestive selling, is an easy way to increase sales at your establishment. By developing a non-threatening approach and training your staff to take advantage of every upselling opportunity, you can see a substantial uptick in check averages almost immediately. Here are seven upselling strategies to consider: 1. Instill the skills. It all starts with server training. The upsell should feel natural … Continue reading 7 Tips for Suggestive Selling

Sell More Beer!!

Beer, like pizza, remains a perennial American favorite—and it just so happens that the two go hand in hand. Even better, beer—particularly craft and draft brews—can be highly profitable all while satisfying today’s customer demand for variety and local options. Are you maximizing these profits? Experts share seven can’t-miss ideas for making your beer program an even bigger success. 1: Think and act local.  Local breweries offer … Continue reading Sell More Beer!!