The Foundry Social
The Foundry Social, a 30,000-square-foot indoor playground located in the Foundry Entertainment Complex, specializes in exceeding expectations. From skee ball and billiards to duckpin bowling, a video game wall dubbed "The Arena," ping pong, bocce and favorite old school arcade games such as Pac-Man and Mortal Kombat, they quite literally have it all. Since opening in November 2019, it's quickly turned into a local attraction and a coveted weekend hangout spot. Aside from its plethora of nostalgic games, it has a full-service bar, party and event space rooms and dining menu featuring dishes that are more than your average pub fare.
From a build-your-own burger option to smoked meatballs smothered in out-of-this-world barbecue sauce, the Foundry Social's bar menu offers traditional American cuisine with a twist. Similarly, their cocktail list offers recognizable booze-filled beverages with unique flavor combinations. Such drinks include their PB&J Old Fashioned, featuring bourbon, peanut butter whiskey, raspberry liquor, bitters and demerara syrup, as well as their Foundry Spritz, a rendition of the traditional Aperol Spritz.
The combination of nostalgic fun and deliciously unique culinary options have made Foundry Social a popular destination for gatherings and parties, explains Foundry Entertainment Complex co-owner, Gene Whaley. Be sure to bring dad or that special man in your life here for a day of fun, delicious food and a little healthy competition. Visit thefoundrysocial.com for more information and to request a reservation. Foundry Social is located at 333 Foundry Street, Medina, OH 44256.
High Voltage Karting
This unique go-karting experience has been all the rage among locals and Northeast Ohio visitors since opening around six years ago in the Foundry Entertainment Complex at 333 Foundry Street. It can be experienced rain, sleet or snow, making High Voltage a coveted as a thrilling, high-speed experience.
High Voltage offers lightning-fast karting in some of the most advanced and safe electric karts in the world. Their one-of-a-kind experience is exceptionally family-friendly, with both junior and adult karting options. Each adult race is around seven minutes of full-tilt fun, containing approximately 10-14 laps on the indoor track or 5-8 laps with the outdoor extension. The junior kart races are around six minutes each, containing 8-12 laps on the indoor track or 3-6 with the outdoor extension.
While online registration is always available (and highly recommended), High Voltage also offers "Arrive and Drive" on a first-come, first-serve basis. Adult races at $21.95 and junior races are $15.95. For more information, visit HighVoltageKarting.com.
MAD Brewing Company
MAD Brewing Company, also located in the Foundry Entertainment Complex, is a brewery and taphouse that is determined to "Make A Difference." The local craft brewery strives to make a difference by offering an incredible selection of craft brews not sold anywhere else.
One thing that makes MAD especially unique is its monthly guest brewmaster program. When it begins, it will provide an arena for upcoming independent brewers to share their passion, while at the same time supplying patrons with a chance to try an ever-rotating tap of brews. Through the program, an independent brewer can showcase four of their beers on MAD's taps. Whichever beer sells the best will end up staying on the taps for an additional three months.
Since this program has not yet started, MAD has been doing "Tap Takeover,” where a local, independent brewer or company will take over five taps for a week and offer their favorites. This allows their guests to experience the hottest brews and breweries without traveling.
MAD is also passionate about putting Northeast Ohio-brewed beers on its taps. Everything brewed by MAD is done in Northeast Ohio by Head MAD Brewer, Mark Carbin. Although they also feature brews from other areas of the country, when you look at the tap list you will quickly see that typically over half of the brewskies were made somewhere in Ohio!
Since MAD is located in the same building as Foundry Social and High Voltage Karting, it's a great spot to hang out before or after taking dad out for some fun and games. To see a current list of what's on tap or to apply for their guest brewmaster program, visit TheFoundrySocial.com/Eat-And-Drink/Mad-Brewing-Company/.
Set back on Medina Road is axe throwing nirvana, TimberBeast. Yes, you read that correctly – axe throwing! And more than just that; TimberBeast even has mini axes, ninja throwing stars, shovels and more, making it the ultimate experience to enjoy with dad or any special guy in your life.
TimberBeast's state-of-the-art facility is reminiscent of an upscale yet casual log cabin. In addition to its party rooms and axe throwing lanes, it features woodsy design elements, fun board games to enjoy while you're not throwing axes and plenty of comfortable seating options.
TimberBeast is open Wednesday and Thursday from 4-10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-12 a.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Axe throwing to available for those ages 11 and up (individuals under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian present) and reservations can be made for one-hour sessions (recommended for groups of 1-6 people), two-hour sessions (recommended for groups of 7-10 people), private lanes and more. Visit TimberBeastAxeThrowing.com for more information.