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Feb. 11, 2019
The owners of the former Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse are ready to unveil the final piece of their new concept for the location.
Vinyl Social Club opens at 4 p.m. Wednesday next to Vinyl Taco, which opened Jan 31.
Kirk Keupp, who’s part of the ownership group, describes the club as an activity center for adults with retro games for playing and old songs for dancing.
“It’s going to be a great place to come hang out.”
Areas throughout the club on Western Avenue south of the Western Mall feature different games. The signature is duckpin bowling, a smaller version of the traditional game. There are four lanes, with seating at high-top tables and high-backed couches.
Players can wander over to the Skee-Ball area, which has two machines, or head into the larger gaming area that has a large-format Mario Kart station for up to four players, two Snap-Back Shuffleboard tables and two custom-made C5 Beer Pong tables.
Another area holds retro arcade games such as Pac-Man and Galaga and an AC/DC pinball machine. For gamblers, there are three older video lottery machines.
While it will cost something to play most of the games, a few things, such as large versions of Jenga and Connect 4, will be free, Keupp said.
Music will be a big part of the club. DJs will spin vinyl records from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. A small dance floor will extend outside on the west side of the building when the weather is nice, he said. Part of the wall along the front side of the club also can be opened to look out on the patio.
The retro theme carries into the decor with a colorful wall of lava lamps above a couch that looks like a pair of lips. There’s also a yellow metal fireplace with orange flames of steam. The bar is surrounded on all four sides by high-back stools. Part of the walls in the restrooms are covered in vinyl records, which Keupp reassures were already too scratched to play.
The front of the DJ stand is a collection of old audio equipment, stereo speakers and a television.
The bar, which has a full liquor license, will have 11 beers and its signature margarita on tap.
For food, Vinyl Social Club will have a limited appetizer menu, Keupp said, with chips and salsa, guacamole or queso. Club-goers also can order hand-rolled jalapeno poppers or chicharrones made from chicken. If they’re hungrier, they can buy food at the adjacent Vinyl Taco and bring it over to eat on the club side, Keupp said.
Vinyl Taco, which is open from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday, doesn’t have a waiting area, so if the restaurant is full and the club is open, diners will be invited to hang out there until their table is ready, he said.
The ownership group has two Vinyl Tacos in North Dakota, but this is the first Vinyl Social Club. If it’s a success, they’d like to bring it to those cities. “We’ll need a little time to see how it goes,” Keupp said.
Hours will be 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Like Vinyl Taco, the club is open to those 21 and older.
Today is forecast to be Cooler than yesterday.
Monday 02/18 10%
High 14° / Low -3°
Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. High 14F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 02/19 20%
High 17° / Low 13°
Cloudy skies. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 17F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 02/20 60%
High 22° / Low 1°
Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. High 22F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%.
Get ready for a throwback Wednesday through Saturday at the new Vinyl Social Club with retro games and dance music.
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