Rec Hall, a new bar that will bring lawn games, ping pong and more indoors, is set to open in St. Charles Friday. The St. Charles location of Rec Hall is 33,000 square feet and will offer games like ping pong, cornhole, bocce ball, giant Jenga and plenty more options. A full bar will be available as well. Feast Magazine featured the new facility in December (as my opening comes straight from their report. Check it out here) Rec Hall St Charles Opens
The concept is not new but it is expanding. Chicago has Sports Monsters, offering adult sports leagues (I’ll have to dig out my Sports Monsters Soccer Champions sweatshirt during this cold snap) and they’ve expanded across the Midwest, including a St. Louis branch. The step Rec Hall took that got my attention was the announcement of a Rec Hall St. Louis Armory District. I have fond memories of the one season of indoor I played at the Armory in the 80’s when Daryl Doran had a single pitch installed inside the very large space. No heating but it was out of the elements and the competition level was good. It’s great to see the facility being developed as part of the growing soccer community within the City limits.
So here are the links you need for St. Charles (no soccer that I’m aware of but plenty of fun and adult beverages) Note that since the games are an integral part of the experience, there are a few rules to be aware of. You must be 21+, have a signed waiver and pay an entry fee to come in. We charge a flat fee to enter ($5 weekdays and $10 weekends) and all games are included.
See you tomorrow at 4PM😎 pic.twitter.com/8KiZrArJMC
— Rec Hall STL (@rechallstl) February 5, 2021
Now to the good stuff. Rec Hall Midtown aka The Armory
Building upon its success as a “pop-up” in The Grove, Rec Hall (formerly known as RECESS), in partnership with Green Street St. Louis (“Green Street”), becomes the lead tenant in the historic Armory building with a Summer 2021 opening.
Rec Hall, a St. Louis Entertainment Venue, opened their first 50,000 square foot facility in a Green Street owned warehouse building located in The Grove in November 2019. The venue quickly became one of the most talked about recreation venues in the city and created a space for visitors to play corn-hole, bocce ball, ping pong, retro video games, giant jenga, and many more. With an average bill of only $21, Rec Hall became an affordable and attractive entertainment option to people of all ages, races, sexes, and income classes.
Sauce Magazine (my preferred local entertainment source as Feast only exists as a result of a former Sauce employee left to start Feast) offered their look at the facility in Decemeber. To get a better idea of the scope of the project, here isa drawing released late last year of the space. Here’s to an opening soon!