Try various virtual reality adventures, from killing zombies to seeing the view from Mount Everest.
Atlanta will soon be home to “America’s first virtual reality bar.”
Revery VR Bar, set to open this month, “will be the nation’s first bar to incorporate [virtual reality (VR)] for the ordinary consumer looking for an extraordinary experience,” a company spokesperson Tuesday told What Now Atlanta in an email.
“Revery aims to be a futuristic lounge to add to Atlanta’s trendy culture, rather than a typical arcade,” the spokesperson said.
Plans earlier this year were filed with City of Atlanta to convert an existing retail space, at 728 Monroe Drive, into the virtual reality arcade and bar.
The most highly-rated games and VR experiences will be executed through HTC Vive headsets and state-of-the-art gaming computers.
“I believe half the fun of VR is seeing people really let loose and submerge themselves in the experience,” Vincent Wynn II, Revery VR Bar’s co-owner, said in a prepared statement.
“The last thing we want is for customers who aren’t wearing headsets to feel like they are missing the party.”
Semi-private rooms with personal bar service can be rented by the half hour or hour for small groups to try various virtual reality adventures, from killing zombies to seeing the view from Mount Everest. A live VR feed will be displayed on an LED display in each room so everyone can follow along in the fun.
The 3,400 square foot concept will also offer space for guests who just want to “grab a beer and relax.”
“The draft system will inevitably lead us to offer a unique drinking experience for our guests,” Wynn II said. “We have a garage door, so we’ll have food trucks pulling up on the weekends as long as the weather permits.”