Super Bario is idea formed out of a simple love and appreciation of a few things.
Good Beer, Good Games, Good Times.
The reason behind it is just as simple. There currently isn't somewhere in Glasgow where you can enjoy a beer or coffee with friends and play a good original arcade game or pinball machine. We want somewhere like that to hang out and pass the time, so why not open a place?
Hanging out with a group of friends? Why not throw a good beer and a game of Mortal Kombat II into the mix. A catch up with your old man is always made all the better when he can educate you on the finer skills involved in pinball. Tinder date? How about a nice romantic drive, drifting round a corner in Ridge Racer. Or maybe you just want to hang out at the bar and have a chat with us about why you're the best at Street Fighter 2.
We like our beer just as much as we like our games, so a good game should be accompanied with a suitably good beer. Scotland’s got a lot to offer in the world of brewing at the moment and we’ll be taking advantage of that with offerings from William’s, West and others that if you’ve not already heard of you’ll be glad you did. Couple this with a finely tuned but generous selection of beers from near and far and you’re on to a winning combination, and we’ll take note of the ones you like, and the ones you’d like to see.
We'll also be offering the finest locally sourced coffee and American sodas so if you're visiting on your lunch break or don't feel like a frosty one we'll still have plenty to offer.
They’re classics for a reason, and that’s why we’ll have them.
We've got an extensive list of titles ready to go including Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Metal Slug, Moonwalker, Tekken 3, Mortal Kombat II, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Ridge Racer, Sega Rally and many more that we'll be rotating every month to keep the games as fresh as the beer. We're aways happy to take requests.
And for all you afficienados out there. Yes, it's all on original hardware, in original 80's and 90's cabinets. Don't worry though, no fag burns or dodgy buttons. They're restored and ready to go.
If pinball is your thing we’ve got some blasts from the past that’ll impress the most discerning of fans. We've got Baywatch, WWF Royal Rumble and Tales from the Crypt in waiting. With more on rotation soon.
That’s where you come in, you are is big a part of this as we are. In fact you make it. With you help we can make Super Bario every bit as impressive as we and you can imagine. Every penny you donate will go into making sure that it’s truly a multiplayer event.
Here’s some of the things we’ll be spending that on…
Building our own bar, cellar and refrigeration system
Upgrading the decor and look of the current premesis (with the help of local artists)
Electrical work to power the games and make sure the lighting is just right.
And the last few classics to have ready for play in the bar for opening (let us know your requests!)
We couldn’t be more excited of making this dream a reality, and sharing that with you.
-Hall of Fame
Your name will be permanently displayed in the bar as part of our "Hall of Fame" plaque from day one.
You're part of the bar and you helped us build that. Thank you.
All prints are A3 and printed on high quality 350gsm silk paper.
[All prints designed by Steven Hill]
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Sz XS-XXL available
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-Custom Arcade Machine
Yes that's right... A restored, vintage machine with universal PCB adaptor.
Customised art to the buyer's taste by a local artist.
Risks and challenges
Opening a business by its nature is taking a risk, especially when it comes to the bar and restaurant scene. In Scotland and across the UK bars are closing their doors every day. Is it worth it? Absolutely.
Let’s ask the big questions
Is the bar offering anything new to the city?
There are lots of bars in Glasgow but most of them fill the very specific role of going out to get a drink and that is where it ends. We go beyond just having a drink and provide a different and entirely unique experience. It’s all about that. The experience
Is the business in touch with its customer?
The visions and goals of Super Bario are not a closed conversation. It’s a multiplayer, and we want you to hit play. We want your feedback and input to make this a place you want to keep coming back to. Want to see a new beer? Let us know. Have an idea for a tournament? We'd love to hear it. The more we we talk about what works and doesn't work with you, the more Super Bario will work for all of us.
Are the owners ready to invest both time and money into the venture?
We are putting everything into Super Bario because we believe in it. The idea of sleeping 4 hours a night, waking up and heading right to the bar, working 14 hour days and forgetting what a calm weekend is like actually excite us. Whatever resources we have, whether it be time, money or energy...it's all going into the bar.
Opening Super Bario isn't going to be easy but with your help, it will be a little easier! We've got great things in store for you and with a financial boost we can make it all happen. We can’t wait to share a drink and a game with you.
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