Parlor is the latest arcade bar to open in the St. Louis area and for co-owners Sean Baltzell and Casey Colgan, it takes them back to their childhood.
"I'm an 80s baby. We definitely grew up on games," Sean said,
Casey said, "My mom would take me to the laundromat to play games, going to the arcade whenever I could."
Games at Parlor will rotate every month or two. They are coin-operated but don't panic if you don't carry change.
Sean said, "They run off quarters, we have a coin machine, pretty classic."
The cocktail menu has a Southern influence. Parlor is serving up mint juleps, hurricanes, and daiquiris.
Casey said, "When I think of Parlor, I thought of southern living rooms."
And out back, there's a permanent food truck called the Nug Shack, operated by popular fried chicken restaurant Byrd & Barrel.
"We do a lot of handheld foods, so people can play a game and eat some good stuff. So we're here 7 days a week serving food," Bob Brazell, Byrd & Barrel owner said.
The permanent food truck is expected to serve up delicious dishes in a few weeks.
Bob said, "It's been a lot of hoops to jump through. Even on the city's end, they are trying to figure out how to zone it. We're the first people to take a food trailer and make it permanent with two seperate entities on one property."
In the meantime, you can revisit your childhood at the newest arcade bar in town.