Preview + Giveaway: Family Feast at The Rec Room (Enter to win $150 Gift Card)

When I tell Mike we’re going to The Rec Room, or I want to go to The Rec Room, his reaction is always: “Oh, I love The Rec Room!” We both do. Since opening its first location in South Common last year (2016), followed by its more recent West Edmonton Mall spot, The Rec Room has become a pretty great place for food and entertainment in our city. 

There are multiple restaurants and bars, private dining rooms, and a ton of amusement games, along with live musicians, comedians, and karaoke, all in one building. 

The Rec Room has done a solid job always having some kind of entertainment happening in its building, whether it’s showing a game, hosting a trivia night, having live bands perform, launching a brunch menu, or putting on their upcoming Family Feast event taking place Sunday, Nov. 12 starting at 6 p.m.


This culinary event takes place in one of The Rec Room’s many private rooms. For $35, you get pickle brined fried chicken, your choice of a selection of sides including smashed fried potatoes, mixed greens, crispy brussel sprouts, and black pepper gravy, and apple crisp for dessert, served family-style. Think of it like Sunday Dinner! 

This is the first Family Feast event The Rec Room has done. They really wanted to showcase their culinary offering in a fun and social way so featuring some of Fall menu favourties served family style felt like a fun way to do it. The West Edmonton Mall location is also a Family Feast on Nov. 26! If these events are successful, The Rec Room will look at doing similar culinary feasts, different seasonal menus, more often!

After you’re done eating, you’re of course welcome to take in all the activities and entertainment The Rec Room has to offer! Mike and I will be going and can’t wait to eat and play some games. Join us at the event by reserving your tickets via email.


I’m partnering with The Rec Room to help promote their Family Feast event, and am excited to give away a $150 The Rec Room gift card (so if you go to the feast, you’re really set for post-dinner games and activities!)

Details on how to enter below: 

The Rec Room Edmonton Giftcard Giveaway

Enter to win a $150 gift card to The Rec Room!


You can enter for a chance to win a $150 gift card a few different ways. Each entry method gets your name in the draw once, except for leaving a comment on this blog post, which gets your name in the draw twice. Do one or all of the entry methods for a chance to win!

How to enter to win a $150 The Rec Room gift card 

    • Leave a comment on this post telling me if you’ve been to The Rec Room, and what you like most about it. If you haven’t been, tell me what you’d like to try when you go! 
    • Leave a comment on my Facebook Page post (Lindork – Linda Hoang), tagging a friend who you’d like to go to The Rec Room with. 
    • Tweet the following message: There’s a Family Feast @TheRecRoomCA this Sun Nov 12! Learn more & win a gift card on @lindork’s blog: #yeg #yegfood

The winner will be randomly selected out of all entries received by Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.


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Disclaimer: I will always provide my 100% honest opinion on this blog. I’ve partnered with The Rec Room to help promote their Family Feast event, and do a giveaway for a $150 gift card to The Rec Room. This does not impact the opinions stated in this post. I love hanging out at The Rec Room! 


  • Jason Bouwmeester says:

    Haven’t been yet but been considering a family trip there – would love to just check out the entire experience!

  • Alex says:

    I’ve been to The Rec Room only once for a bite to eat. I’d like to go with more time and play some of the awesome games.

  • Talia says:

    We haven’t been yet, which is quite surprising as my bf LOVES playing games. I hope they’ve got a car racing game for me to try — those are the only ones I am remotely good at!

  • Laurie Keindel says:

    We visited the Rec Room when it 1st opened and did ylthe full date night experience. The servers were friendly with suggestions and helped us do a selfie when the food came! The game area was clean and fun. We ended with a caramel bacon donut. Fun place for a large group!

  • Tamara Vineberg says:

    I haven’t been yet. I want to check out all the activities they have to offer, including axe throwing.

  • Davita says:

    Haven’t been yet, but sounds like a fun place for a date, a chance to play games and eat some food all in one place

  • Alana Hebert says:

    I have NEVER been to the Rec Room………not yet! I have seen tons of postings about the food, so obviously, that will be my first choice! I would try the wood fired pizzas from The Loft, next might be The Pumps from The Shed and then I would def have to try and make my way through the draft meno at Three10. Hopefully, I won’t fall into a food coma, so that I can play some games too!

  • Jordana says:

    I’ve been to Rec Room! It was so fun:) I love how much variety they have. There’s definetly something for everyone!

  • Leighton Engen says:

    I’ve been to the South Common Rec Room, love how you can have a large group of people and there is so much to do for everyone

  • Sheralee Tumm says:

    I still haven’t been there, but I could use a night out with friends and family.

  • Sandy says:

    I have o ly been once, but i love the games. :)

  • Natalie says:

    I haven’t been to the Rec Room. My sister and I pass by it all the time and have been meaning to go! I’d love to win this for my sister and brother in law to have a fun night out! (and maybe me when I visit her!)

  • Jody Spencer says:

    We took a friend to the south location for her birthday and we had fun with all the games. Never had an opportunity to take the kids but I think they’d love it!

  • Brenden says:

    I haven’t been but I’d love to try the arcade!!

  • Mikki Dublanko says:

    I have been to the Rec Room for a group function. I like the variety of activities, food, and especially the ping pong.

  • Lauren says:

    I haven’t been yet but would love to go check it out and bring the family!

  • Danika says:

    I’ve been once, I enjoy the huge variety of arcade games! Have yet to try the food… :)

  • Jennifer Wilson says:

    I have been to the Rec Room and I enjoyed the axe throwing.

  • Renée Chan says:

    This is one our kids favourite places to play. Games. Prizes. Food. All. Good.

  • Andrea says:

    I haven’t been yet but would love to do the axe throwing! And the $35 meal sounds great too!

  • miranda says:

    I’ve been, the games are so fun! We had a blast with Jurrasic park

  • Heather says:

    I actually haven’t been there yet! I would love to play some of the arcade games, being a gamer myself, and enjoy that energy that flows out! Nothing beats playing games with friends.

  • Stephen S says:

    I went to the South Common location a few times, and I love the Mario Kart game!

  • Jodi Schommer says:

    My fave are the Mario kart racing games! And the basketball and baseball games! I just love this place!

  • Lisa T. says:

    I’ve been to the South side Rec Room in the summer. It was really fun for my family. Our fave was the air hockey table and then giant Pacman arcade game. We also loved the pouting. It’s a great facility for the entire family to enjoy! Thanks for the chance!

  • Lisa T. says:

    Hahaha *poutine. There was no pouting except for when we had to go home….

  • Rashi says:

    I love the Rec Room! It’s a great way to spend a day doing something different.

  • Rashi says:

    I love the Rec Room! It’s a great way to spend a day doing something different, and I love the video game selection.

  • Aarushi says:

    I’ve not been to the RecRoom YET! (Even though I live on the southside! ) I would love to try all the games , and by games I mean ALL THE FOOD <3 The pictures make me want to try Everything !

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Cayley says:

    I haven’t been but I’d love to go. I saw your previous post featuring the Rec Room. It looks like fun. I’d like to try the food!!

  • Kay Ma says:

    I’ve been and really enjoyed the games there. Haven’t tried the food and drinks yet but will soon!!

  • Josephine says:

    My favorite aspect of the Rec Room is that it’s basically an adult arcade where you can drink. How great is that! lol

  • Kathleen says:

    The rec room is one of my favorite places to go! They have cool prizes and great POUTINE ????

  • Lee-Ann says:

    Have not been yet – but I really want to go! From the sounds of others, seems like they like the Mario Kart games, so definitely want to give that a try!

  • Jessica Contant says:

    I loved the games and axe throwing last time we were there.

  • Jonathan says:

    Haven’t been but would absolutely love to go for the great food and entertainment

  • Josh says:

    I haven’t had a chance to get over to the rec room yet, but my girlfriend and I have wanted to go for a while! This would be an awesome date night out!!

  • Jamie says:

    Never been, but would love to try the food and play pool

  • Dominic Cloutier says:

    I haven’t been but would sure like this to be my first chance!

  • Laurel J Bowers says:

    Have not yet gone to the Rec Room but would love to try out activities and comedy.

  • Sue M says:

    I haven’t been to The Rec Room but I’ve heard great things about it. I’d love to try a variety of foods and the arcade games.

  • Christina paul says:

    Been to the rec room a few times with a large group of my friends or cousins. I think its great because theres something for everyone of all ages! I also love that you dont have to cash in the prizes right away… ive been saving mine up everytime i go for one of the big ones!!

  • Norlyn B. says:

    We’ve haven’t had the chance to visit The Rec Room yet but we would love to take our kiddos there and try some bowling or video games there!! And of course enjoy some good eats :)

  • Dana says:

    I love it here! I’ve been a couple of times and even organized a corporate team building night. I love that they’re one of he few places with suffleboard and pinball but I’m really a sucker for all the redemption games!


  • Amanda Chen says:

    My favourite parts of the Rec room are the adult donuts, gaming and food!!!!

  • Owen says:

    Never been it would love to try both the food and the axe throwing!

  • Samantha says:

    I have been to the rec room a couple times and I love all the arcade games and the donuts! Definitely a go to hang out place!

  • Sukhi minhas says:

    I’ve been to the rec room before and have loved it there! Perfect spot for date night, as well as hanging out with friends. I love that it’s something different rather than just going to a restaurant or bar/lounge. Who doesn’t love arcade games?!? Would love to win a gift card to be able to enjoy a date night there and be able to try their food!

  • Jonnie says:

    I haven’t visited The Rec Room yet but it sounds like so much fun! The first thing I would want to do is check out the karaoke. I’m not brave enough to do it myself but I love atching peope karaoke and cheering them on.

  • Mui says:

    We’ve been there once before, and we loved the VR station in the back! It was so much fun watching my husband and my friend get so spooked with the VR zombies!!

  • Susan says:

    We have visited and the great thing is when you eat a meal you can buy your token/cards for a cheaper price. Kids loved it.

  • Greg says:

    Have never been before but would love to have a cocktail and play some arcade games. Sounds like a blast!

  • Stefan Slater says:

    Hey Linda darling, it’s StefanJamess! I have in deed been to the Rec Room and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised! We decided to go one night before a movie and I JAD. A. BLAST. in the games! We almost missed the start of the movie. It was a fantastic experience!

  • Diane says:

    I haven’t been to the Rec Room yet and I have been wanting to go (why don’t you and Mike ever invite me? lol). I am very interested in the arcade games and as a nod to childhood – the redemption games to trade in for prizes. :)

  • Anika says:

    I’ve been to the South Common and West Edmonton locations and love the types of games they have that adults don’t really get the chance to play anymore. The wristband aspect is effective and they look good. Plus the prize shop is one of the best parts!

  • Tammy says:

    Virtual Reality is so much fun if you haven’t tried it! An hour goes by and it feels like nothing! :)

  • Sarah says:

    I’ve been there once with adult friends and once with one of my sons. It’s such a fun place to visit and I was surprised that the food was delicious. Even if my 8 year old beats me at EVERY game, like he did at our visit, I need to go back with both with both of my kids. It would be a fun night out for us.

  • ROSE says:

    I am always looking for great places to go in Edmonton and The Rec has lots to offer.
    I am in!

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