Headquarters Beercade is thrilled to announce the launch of Reindeer Games, an immersive holiday pop-up bar that will take over their space this December. Located in the heart of SoBro at 114 2nd Ave South, Nashville’s biggest arcade bar will deck the halls and transform into a winter wonderland featuring over-the-top decorations, interactive installations, specialty holiday-inspired cocktails and more.
Reindeer Games will take over the two-story, 6,500 square foot space with traditional holiday decor turned on its head, designed and installed in-house to create a unique holiday experience. Guests can expect floor to ceiling decorations including walls adorned with 3D displays of Christmas trees and thousands of ornaments, 2,000 feet of twinkle lights illuminating the ceiling, 1,500 feet of garland draped on archways and windows, and life-size toy soldiers stationed throughout the space. Reindeer Games will also feature many experiential photo op moments, including a life-size Santa’s sleigh, and a giant, four-person snow globe. There will also be activations inspired by cult-favorite Christmas films including National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more.
“Our goal with Headquarters Beercade has always been to create a lighthearted and spirited atmosphere where people can have a great time,” says Brian Galati partner and owner of Headquarters Beercade. “This season, we decided to take it to the next level with Reindeer Games and offer a one-of- a-kind holiday experience in Nashville for locals and visitors to enjoy all month long.”
Guests can eat, drink and be merry with Reindeer Games’ menu of festive dishes including Santa’s Sliders with roast turkey breast and housemade cranberry sauce, Charlie Brown’s Christmas Queso served with red and green tortilla chips, and Rudolph’s Reindeer Snacks with fried cinnamon sugar apples drizzled with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. The specialty cocktail menu will feature creative riffs on classic Christmas drinks and holiday flavors including:
- Jack’d Skellington: cranberry infused gin, lime served with a gingerbread cookie
- Naughty List: rye whiskey, maple syrup, oloroso sherry, almond milk topped with white cotton candy and coconut snow
- Pumpkin Spice Hot Toddy: bourbon, honey, lemon and pumpkin spice, served warm
- Red Ryder Rosé: spiced rosé, pear brandy served warm with cinnamon and candied almonds
- White Christmas: vodka, mint and chocolate liqueurs, coconut cream served with grasshopper cookie rim
- Santa’s Snack: spiked chocolate milk with Nutella and candy cane infused vodka served with six chocolate chip cookies
In addition to over-the-top decor and special menus, Reindeer Games will offer 30 days of events and discounts throughout the month including Brew n’ View holiday movie nights every Tuesday, Christmas- themed Savage Bingo every Wednesday, visits from Santa every Thursday, and Ugly Sweater parties every Friday. Leading up to Christmas, Reindeer Games will also host special one-off events including a Jingle Ball charity gala, Bad Santa costume party and Karaoke on Christmas Eve. For more information and the complete schedule of events, please visit: https://www.reindeergamesbar.com/event-schedule
Reindeer Games will officially open to the public on Saturday, December 1st, but guests are invited to be the first to experience the pop-up at Reindeer Games’ Launch Party on Friday, November 30th from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. The ticketed preview event will feature three cocktail vouchers, an unlimited holiday-themed buffet, complimentary champagne station and an exclusive first look at Nashville’s premier holiday pop- up. The launch party will cost $30 per person and tickets are available online here: https://www.universe.com/events/reindeer-games-grand-opening-event-tickets-nashville-9825R3.
Reindeer Games will be open every Monday-Thursday from 4 p.m. -3 a.m. and every Friday-Sunday from 12 p.m. -3 a.m. (including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Reservations are encouraged for groups of five or more and large group or corporate party packages are available upon request.
Headquarters Beercade will still be decked out with 20+ vintage arcade games for guests to enjoy during the Reindeer Games pop-up.