Recess, an adult playground and gastrolounge, opening later this month near Plaza Midwood

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A new bar and restaurant is targeting a late June opening in the Belmont neighborhood near Plaza Midwood.

Recess, a 3,781-square-foot “adult playground” and gastrolounge, is located at 820 Seigle Avenue next to the Vistas at 707 just off I-277.

Owner Markus Hunter wants to create a hangout with plenty of entertainment that encourages people to interact.

Recess features standard bar games like giant Jenga and cornhole as well as unexpected popular childhood games like four square and tetherball.

My dad painted a four square court on the driveway for us when I was little and we also had a tetherball pole in the backyard so prepare to lose.

The space is bright and airy with vaulted ceilings, lots of windows and playful murals.

It seats 96 inside and another 24 on the dog-friendly front patio.

Cool design element: They’re planning on swings instead of barstools.

On the menu, expect shareable, tapas-style small plates like lobster flatbread and fried shrimp tacos.

They’ll also have local beers, cocktails and some specialty drinks like giant fishbowl margaritas.

Lobster flatbread via Instagram

Fried shrimp tacos via Instagram

Seared scallops over fruit pico via Instagram

Recess will have a casual brewery vibe but with a full bar and later last call.

They’ll be open Tuesday and Wednesday 4 p.m. – midnight, Thursday and Friday 3 p.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – midnight.

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