The Rec Room at Deerfoot City has expanded its hours, dining options, and gaming for Calgarians eager to reunite after months of province-wide shutdowns.
The Rec Room is a favourite destination for dining, drinks, entertainment, and games. How does such a multi-faceted venue keep patrons safe while offering a seamless experience? It’s easy: implement well thought-out safety procedures, make creative use of the space, and offer unheard-of deals on gaming, food, and group bookings.
Some changes at The Rec Room will be familiar to anyone who’s visited a Calgary business recently. Before you even walk in the door, you’ll see a reminder that masks are required and supplied for free. You’ll notice physical distancing decals on the floor, sanitization stations placed around the building, and staff frequently cleaning touch surfaces.
Equipment like pool tables and ping pong are cleaned and kept in a safe place between games, so before you rack ’em up, just ask a staff person for a set of disinfected cues. VR equipment will be thoroughly disinfected before and after each use, too.
Even when more restrictive guidelines are in place, The Rec Room has proven that it can easily adapt for a limited re-opening. For example, hungry visitors can order their hand-held favourites from The Shed — such as the Fried Chicken Sandwich, Jamaican Taco, and the beloved poutine — like they always have. Counter-and-stool seating makes physical distancing a breeze while guests are fueling up.
Three10 Bar was open from the start, too, so guests could toast each other with one of The Rec Room’s signature cocktails just in time for summer. A popular refresher? Peach Don’t Kill My Vibe, made with gin, peach schnapps, tonic, and lemonade.
With the full-service Three10 Restaurant now re-opening as part of The Rec Room’s next phase, guests will enjoy the nostalgic dining experience and tempting dishes. It’s not truly a trip to The Rec Room without trying the Three10 burger, calamari, or mac & cheese, paired with a pint of Wild Rose Velvet Fog.
Physical distancing is the name of the game, and The Rec Room is making clever use of its over 45,000 square feet of space to ensure every one of its more than 50 games is spaced apart and can stay in use. The Hall — which typically hosts nightly live entertainment — is temporarily home to many of The Rec Room’s games, allowing for that all-important physical distancing.
Also back: group bookings, adapted to maximize physical distancing. Solutions include bookable gaming areas, and semi-private or private gaming suites. You can even go all-out with the Insider Access Package, which gives your group exclusive use of the entire venue with unlimited gaming!
If you missed a special event in the last four months, this is your chance to make up for lost time in a big way. The Rec Room is offering a Missed Milestone deal for anyone who missed their birthday, anniversary, grad, or any other major event during its closure. Just show proof of your milestone, and get 50% off your group’s real-life redo (excluding alcohol).
Even if your group didn’t miss a celebration, bookings of as few as 10 people can score 50% off games and attractions. Visit therecroom.com/calgary-deerfoot/groups for details.
For folks who are more comfortable staying home a while longer, The Rec Room is still offering some stellar deals through SkipTheDishes delivery. You won’t find a better deal than the All-Star Combo: a giant pretzel, three-cheese artichoke dip, wings, poutine, and two bags of popcorn all for $25!
Head to therecroom.com to learn more about these limited-time deals, health and safety info, and to stay up to date on what’s next for Calgary’s ultimate social playground.
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