The 8-Bit Bar St. Louis's Geek Bar
The 8-Bit Bar St. Louis's Geek Bar
Designing and building a hub for Geeks and Nerds enabling them to build relationships with the business, the community and each other.
Designing and building a hub for Geeks and Nerds enabling them to build relationships with the business, the community and each other. Read more
About this project
We came up with the idea for the 8-Bit
Bar when we decided St. Louis doesn't need another ordinary bar. How
many bars are there here for those of us who would rather watch
Battlestar Galactica than a football game? None that we could think
We decided that St. Louis nerds and geeks NEED a place to congregate and know that they are in good company- the company of fellow individuals who share an interest in the less mainstream pursuits, such as science fiction, technology, video games, anime, intellectual pursuits, and almost anything else "geeky" one can imagine.
Our dream is to create a social hub that brings people together in an environment that enables them to use their common interests and passions to build relationships with the business, the community and each other.
That said, in the spirit of fostering such a community, we welcome any and all ideas, suggestions, and help in realizing this dream of ours. We want YOU to be a part of creating this safe-haven for anyone and everyone who relishes in the unusual, the imaginative, and the geeky.
20 Beers on Draft - $3.00 PBRs Always Available
Over 180 Barchievements to experience with rewards at milestones
Create Your Own Dining Experience by Bringing in Food From Wherever You Want
15-20 Classic Arcade Games - Think Ms. Pacman, Galaga and Donkey Kong with a consistent high-score leader board in the bar and online
TONS of Power Outlets for Your Electricty-Hungry Portable Devices
Weekly Presentations from Local Scientists, Researchers, and Professors
A Free Library of Books For You to Enjoy
A Selection of Awesome Board Games - Think Chess, Settlers of Catan, Risk, Puerto Rico, Battlestar Galactica, Munchkin, and Game of Thrones
- Partnerships With Local Theatre, Comedy Troupes and Cultural Institutions
- Parnterships With Local Universities
- Partnerships With Local Restaurants
Geeks United Can Make this Happen
We have over 1200 enthusiastic Facebook fans ready to walk through our doors . Everyone involved in this project has contributed large amounts of pro-bono time and talent to get the project this far. Literally, this has been a labor of love for everyone from the designers and architects, to our artists, musicians and videographers. Now we need your help to make what will be an awesome place a reality which is why we're going to Kickstarter for your help!
What Your Money Will be Used
Desinging, building and opening a Geek Bar (while fun!) isn't cheap. Collaborating with local architects and designers, we've estimated the total costs to start the bar will be around $68,000.00. While this wouldn't cover all our costs, it would help to cover the following expenses:
Plumbers and Electricians.
Materials and build out.
Capital equipment - think: coolers, refrigerators, ice machines, dishwashers and sinks
Point of Sales System
- Property improvements - think: flooring, lighting, painting and other upgrades.
How you can help
1. Donate generously. We are on the
cusp of creating something great for St. Louis, PLEASE help us
realize our shared dream.
2. Invite everyone you can possibly think of to donate even if it's just $5.
3. Share our Kickstarter page, our website, one of our updates, tweet about us or just re-post on your wall.
4. Tell friends and family members who you think might also be interested;
5. Promote us to the media! We're underdogs and we're doing something that is unique. These are precisely the the type of stories that get covered.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our Kickstarter campaign. We are greatly appreciative for you taking the time out to read about your project.
Remember that we ONLY get the funding if we reach our goal, and likewise you only get your rewards if we reach our goal - this is ALL OR NOTHING.
Be a part of making St. Louis a cool place to live!
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