A Cedar Rapids bar and arcade is taking a step back from its coronavirus re-opening. Starting Friday, Quarter Barrel Arcade and Brewery is now opening only to private groups who open at least a 200 dollar tab.
Groups will also have to make a two-hour reservation to use the bar and arcade. Owner Christopher Ellis tells KCRG-TV 9 this will allow staff to clean and sanitize the entire venue between groups, including all the games.
The restaurant will still be offering carry-out service to everyone else on the weekends, but Ellis said private parties will allow customers to make the most of what Quarter Barrel offers, while staff balances safety and business.
“The whole curbside thing hasn’t really taken off for us, I think largely because we’re a destination venue. Like, yeah, let’s get some good pizza, play some games, and have a beer at the bar. Picking up curbside doesn’t give you the whole experience,” Ellis says.
Quarter Barrel will also be requiring guests to wear face coverings any time they order or interact with staff.
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