Neon lights, the hum of classic 8-bit arcade games, the thwack of Skee-Ball and the clang of pinball machines greet customers inside Unkle Munkey’s Coin Club, the newly opened arcade bar in Edwardsville. Opened by the owners of adjacent Wang Gang Asian Eats, with menu consultation from the talented team at nearby Cleveland-Heath, Unkle Munkey’s food and drink menus are just as fun as its games.
The kitchen turns out creative plays on typical bar fare such as sandwiches, burgers, pizza and hot dogs prepared with unexpected twists – the There’s a Pig in my Pineapple tops an all-beef hot dog with white cheddar, pineapple, jalapeños and Korean barbecue sauce – as well as loaded baked potatoes such as the ‘90s, which wedges bacon, caramelized onions, red and green bell pepper strips and melty white cheddar inside one substantial spud. Gamers can refuel with food and drink at tables or at the bar, which offers wine, draft and bottled domestic and craft beer and a list of signature cocktails.
Unkle Munkey’s Coin Club, 1027 Century Drive, Edwardsville, 618.692.5152, unklemunkeys.com