If you want to bowl, it costs $100 an hour to rent a lit-up lane for six to eight people and outfit them with custom-made bowling shoes. Instead of a computerized scoring system, you can track the game with chalkboards.
There's also an array of board games to play, some of which are built into cocktail tables. You can challenge your pals to backgammon, chess, Connect Four, dominoes, Jenga, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Monopoly, card games and more. Another fun activity is trying to find the photo booth, which is hidden among the walls. For a strip of black and white photos, it'll cost you $5.
One thing that isn't like your rec room of yesteryear is that you won't have soda as your only drinking option. There's a bar amid all of the games that serves handcrafted cocktails. Bites will soon be available as well.
For those who want to play, The Spare Room is open 6pm to 2am Monday and Wednesday to Saturday.
[Photo: The Spare Room]