We have had an absolutely awesome first two months at Shelter Arcade Bar and that is entirely thanks to all of you who have made Shelter a regular hang out for you and your friends. We have a lot of exciting progress coming up that we can't wait to share with all of you.
You may have noticed that we were experimenting with hours and days in the first few months. As with every new business, we need to figure out what days and times will be the best for us to be open. As of right now, our hours are as follows:
Thursday - Sunday 6:30 PM - 1 AM (or until the crowd dies down)
We plan to expand those hours, finally open our kitchen, and add more days of operation once the fall hits when students return and those beach days begin to dwindle. Imagine this winter when it's freezing out, being able to have a warm place to hang that has video games and alcohol and all of your friends?
FREE PINBALL SUNDAYS
For several weeks now, we've been having #freepinballsundays with all of the pins being set to Free Play, and it's been a huge success! We also plan to begin a weekly "How to Play" session for beginners and avid players alike, discussing game rule sets, how to control the ball, and how to earn higher points on each machine. Plans are also in the works to put together a Providence Pinball League, which will compete on a regional and national level. More on that later! In the meantime, come by each and every Sunday for free pinball!
Opening our kitchen has been a challenge, but we're working on a menu and staff and plan to have the kitchen open for after-work hours into late night by this September. We're all looking forward to being able to offer quality eats to make Shelter an even better place to hang!
We have a bunch of things on our list for the upcoming weeks, including a sign for the front as well as a cool design for the entrance, painting and artwork inside, TVs hooked up to Amazon FireTV playing 80s and 90s classics, movie nights, vintage consoles at the booths, and more seating. Shelter is a work in progress, and it will only get better and better.
Looking forward to seeing all of you soon! Feel free to respond with any feedback or ideas!