Ready for a fully interactive dining experience? Welcome to uWink
What is it?:
uWink is a restaurant where guests order all of their food (classic American comfort food) and drink via touch screen terminals on each table and where they can use those terminals to play digital games while they wait for their food to be delivered. It opened its doors to a brand new location yesterday (to the public) at the famous Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California. Following the success of the first location in Woodland Hills, Nolan Bushnell, former CEO and founder of both Atari and Chuck E. Cheese
, now brings his groundbreaking concept to Hollywood. The grand opening party will be on June 27 and 28 where diners can play games for prizes.
Open for lunch, dinner and late-night noshing, seven days a week, uWink has created a menu to satisfy all tastes, featuring favorites like a BBQ Bacon Burger and Baja Fish Tacos and more sophisticated fare, like tender Braised Short Ribs and Pan-seared Salmon. An extensive wine list, microbrew beer on tap and tasty signature cocktails enhance the experience, making uWink an ideal destination for a delicious meal, or a fun night out on the town.
Occupying a 7,300 square foot space on the fourth level of the Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex, uWink’s welcoming design features warm dark woods accented by light green walls. Large wall projections throughout the entire restaurant display revolving dynamic imagery, allowing the restaurant to change vibes at a moment’s notice.
Word games, memory games, trivia games, and even the classic Truth or Dare are designed to encourage friendly competition, laughter, and conversation, and group gamers will love to play Speed Unscramble or Trivia Live as a team competing against other restaurants guests. The new location is perfect for special events or gaming contests and uWink can even prepare customized content for private parties.
The iBar from Mindstorm (I am going to go just for this)
uWink Hollywood has added exciting new features to its second location that guests won’t find at the Woodland Hills, California setting. uWink’s Hollywood location is the first in the United States to install and operate the iBar from Mindstorm, a 12 ft long interactive multi-touch bar. This ground-breaking surface literally brings the bar top to life, letting uWink customers use fingers, hands and drink glasses to conjure up digital flora and fauna, digitally paint the bar top, play a game of pong and ultimately order food and drinks from uWink’s digital menu.
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Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Fourth Floor
Los Angeles, California 90028