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
By Daniel Lee Perea Citizens of North Mississippi can now whittle away their disposable income on tokens thanks to Bits Arcade in Water Valley. The brainchild of Scott Sisk and Brad Lyle, Bits is the first attempt to bring a complete arcade bar experience to Mississippi. Nestled in the green hills of the north half of the state, Water Valley is a picturesque, quaint small … Continue reading Bits Arcade Brings Retrogaming to Water Valley, Mississippi
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
Attack Barcadium opened its doors in February, providing the denizens of Murfreesboro and the surrounding area with their very own arcade bar. Attack Barcadium is the brainchild of David Stansberry – the man behind Popcorn From Mars Theater (which provides top-notch food and entertainment alongside movies) and Frozen Treats From Mars (which sells handmade ice cream, Italian ice, shakes and smoothies.) His left-of-field entreprenuership has led him to … Continue reading Attack Barcadium Brings Retrogaming to Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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!!
Arcade Bar Scene is celebrating National Pizza Day (yes, it’s a thing!) by seeking advice from the star of Spike TV’s hit show Bar Rescue. Jon Taffer shares his tips for succeeding at bringing pizza as a menu item into your bar. Continue reading National Pizza Day! Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer Shares Advice on Pizza in Bars
After a few setbacks, Boxcar Bar + Arcade’s newest location in Greensboro, North Carolina will open on Thursday, January 26th. Owner Jerrad Bement, along with his team, has been working long hours to help ensure a smooth opening week, stating that “our managers have been working hard to train our new staff, our new staff is focused on learning our systems and our game technicians … Continue reading Boxcar Bar + Arcade in Greensboro to Open on January 26th, 2017