An 80’s Inspired Arcade Bar Is Now Open In The Financial District

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This nostalgia-inducing bar is now open at the Moxy Hotel in the Financial District.

Recreation is an 80’s inspired concept bar now open on the top floor of the Moxy NYC Downtown hotel. The 80’s theme is having a serious moment and Recreation joins a contingent of other 80’s throwback bars to make an appearance in the city in 2018 along with The Breakers in Brooklyn. However, what sets this bar apart from the rest is their attempt to encapsulate the “1980’s house party.”

The bar is decked out with recreational party activities like Twister that’s been painted on the floor, an old school Arcade Machine with games like Ms. Pacman, Centipede and Donkey Kong, skee-ball and other popular arcade games.

photo: @recreation.nyc via Instagram
photo: @recreation.nyc via Instagram
photo: @recreation.nyc via Instagram
photo: @recreation.nyc via Instagram

At Recreation in place of kegs of beer, boozy punch bowls and specialty keg-tapped cocktails keep the party going. The kitchen is open from 11 am- 11 pm every day and features options like flatbreads, small plates, and sandwiches to keep you fueled.

photo: @recreation.nyc via Instagram
photo: @recreation.nyc via Instagram

Another aspect of Recreation that makes it special is that they open during the day as a co-working space where you can hang out with fellow New Yorkers before the space is converted into a bar at night.

Address: 26 Ann Street

More information: their website.

Featured image: @recreation.nyc via Instagram