Glasgow’s first arcade bar is set to open following a successful crowdfunding project.

The bar, which will be located on 7 King Street, was the subject of an innovative crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter where its three owners were offering gifts in return for donations.

 

Owners Shaun Murawski , Scott McLachlan and George Black have announced that the bar will launch in late March after a total of 166 backers pledged £6,249 to bring the idea to life.

Customers will be able to play a variety of classic arcade and pinball games including Pac-Man and Mortal Kombat on fully restored gaming systems, while enjoying a selection of locally sourced and international beers.

Super Bario’s funding period lasted just 31 days with the owners finally reaching their target of £5,000 by January 7th.

Super Bario is set to open at the end of March. Picture: Super Bario

Super Bario is set to open at the end of March. Picture: Super Bario

Money raised went towards funding the construction of the bar as well as a full refurbishment with decoration by local artists.

Backers who pledged £25 or more will have their names displayed on plaques and those who pledged £1K will receive a ‘JAMMA’ arcade machine.

George Black told The Scotsman that the aim was to offer a new experience for customers. He said: “Arcade bars have been gaining popularity in the US and further afield for a few years now but are still a relatively new thing in the UK and Europe.

“We really think there’s a gap in the market for this in Glasgow and wanted to provide somewhere that offers something a bit different from most bars in the city centre.”

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