As we learned Monday, a new 80's arcade themed beer bar will replace Fruit Bat. The original plan was to call it Barcade. It turns out that there is a string of bars in and around New York that operate under that name. And, as a representative of the soon to open H Street bar told me "[t]here are at least a handful of other similar names that include bar and arcade and...of course [we] can't [use] any of those either." The owner and his team noticed that readers here were throwing out names on the Frozen Tropics, decided to offer people in the neighborhood the opportunity to name the new bar. The winning name will be chosen from the comment section of this post Monday before the bar opens to the public (for this reason, you should leave some form of contact info in your comment). Here's how it works:
The rules are simple:
The name should have feel that is 80's, beer, and arcade.
By submitting a name, each participant is agreeing to sell it to us for $150 in quarters if it is selected. There can be no other bar by this name anywhere in the United States. We will verify this.
You will, of course, also get bragging rights. Game on.
+++++++++++++They've picked a winner:
Dear Frozen Tropics Readers, Friends, Neighbors, and Drinkers,
We cannot express our thanks enough for all of your enthusiasm in our new venture and all of the awesome comments and bar names you’ve given us. This has been so much fun! We have chosen the name Atlas Arcade, for its timelessness and its sense of place. So the winner is Don S, who unfortunately didn’t leave any contact info. Don S, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org! You have won $150 in quarters!
There were so many great names and we were so entertained that we also chose some honorable mentions who will each get two free drinks on their first visit to Atlas Arcade:
Raygun Era (by Inked)
Drunky Kong (by Farcus)
Princess Barstool (by J.G.)
Atlas Chugged (by Negroni)
Additionally, Erik would like to buy a beer for the anonymous reader who took a creative cheap shot and posted “For Lease”. Among the team we also liked “Do Your Homework, Erik” so obviously a great deal of humor has been employed in this endeavor.
Again, thank you so much all for submitting your names and really having fun with it! As a token of our thanks, we would like to invite all those who posted with their contact info to a private neighborhood appreciation power hour this Sunday afternoon, July 15 from 12-4. Free Pop Tarts for all! (and maybe some other fun stuff)
We open to the public Tuesday, July 10, at 6 PM. We hope to see you all soon!
The Atlas Arcade Team