Bart is a family owned-and-operated bar, arcade, and gallery that has recently opened in the Mills 50 district of Orlando.
Chris and Adrian Brown have blended finely crafted beers with local art and classic arcade games. The name itself is a hybrid of Bar and Art.
Among the beers served at Bart are Abita, Dogfish Head, Angry Orchard, Harpoon, Cigar City,and Sierra Nevada. I wonder if they serve Leinenkugel’s…anyone know? They do also carry popular brews like Yuengling, PBR, and Miller 64.
The games are classics like Pac-Man, Centipede, Frogger, and, my personal favorite, Galaga.
Bart is located at 1205 N. Mills Ave and the phone is 407-796-2522. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from 4pm to 2am.
Starting in March, ten utility boxes located throughout the district will be transformed into vibrant works of art by local artists.
Arts councils and business improvement districts in cities like Minneapolis and San Diego are already doing something similar. Mills 50 will be the first of the five Orlando Main Street Districts to implement this project.
As you can see from the photo of this utility cabinet from a similar project in Somerville, MA, it really brings out the vibe and character of the neighborhood. I really like it and am curious to see what our local artists can create.
I’m not sure what process they will be using to select the artists used, but I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the finished project.
Bringing beauty to the mundane – always a good thing. What do you think?