A new business in Des Moines' East Village will pair your ale with a little Atari.
Wooly's owners Sam Summer, Josh Ivey and Rafe Mateer announced plans Friday to open Up-Down, a bar that will feature arcade games, craft beer and cocktails. The business will be located at 500 E. Locust St., a space previously occupied by The Underground.
What can patrons expect from the new business? More than 40 arcade games from the 1980s and '90s will fill the space, including "Mortal Kombat," "Ms. Pacman" and "Mario Bros." While you play, order a cocktail inspired by the same era or opt for one of approximately 20 beers on tap.
"We really are trying to capture the warm nostalgic feeling of our youth in a more adult environment," co-owner Josh Ivey said in a news release. "The great thing about arcades was they made playing video games into a social experience, and that social experience is what Up-Down will emulate."
Construction on the bar is currently underway. Renovations include a new bar area, updated decor, an improved sound system and new air conditioning.
The business is tentatively scheduled to open in October. To learn more, check out Up-Down's website, or follow the business on Facebook and Twitter.