The bowling alleys of yesteryear are reminiscent of cheap beer, squeaky rental shoes and masses of birthday parties for children. No more. The next generation of bowling alleys provides high-class entertainment with artificial cocktails, creative cuisine and toppings such as live music, table reservations and an atmosphere for adults for sure.
You’re sure you’ll make it through – in the best way – to these five prestigious bowling alleys across the country.
Pin strips, Washington
The Midwest-based Pinstripes brand brings its latest location straight flowGeorgetown neighborhood with bocha, bowling and lots of alcohol. Try your hand at one of 14 tracks or six bocha pitches before you start tasting local drafts, homemade limoncello and dishes like tuna uniform bread and chocolate samors. Brave cool nights on the porch with a blanket and fire pit or curl up on soft leather sofas while you wait for your next turn.
The painted pin, Atlanta
Parking service should be your first hint of this Atlanta‘s The Painted Pin is not your usual bowling alley. The 20-lane alley, which will open in early June, will also offer a boochie, a ski ball and ping pong in the lantern-lit courtyard of this space in the style of an industrial warehouse. A rounded menu promises wood-burning pizza ovens, “dressed” chips, 20-plus cocktails and local craft beer, all delivered straight to your route.
Brooklyn bowl, Las Vegas
City of Sins‘s The Linq is the newest outpost for the Brooklyn Bull. The 80,000-square-foot, 2,000-seat hangout is a “Big Brother” to the original 600-seat Williamsburg. Just a few weeks after opening, the Brooklyn Ball has already seen concerts by Elvis Costello and The Roots. Headlines Strong headlines continue – Steve Winwood, the Weilers and the Out brothers are in the books. Even if you are not attending a show, check out the 32-lane alley, with Vegas-style extras like VIP seating and bottle service.
Crush Ultra Lounge, Napa
This sleek place b Meritage Resort and Spa Offers the perfect combination of sports and spirit. Relax in front of 12 large screens, try hitting one of six bowling alleys or play a game of billiards. Aroused your appetite or thirst Napa Games night? Special cocktails and upscale pub meals – think nachos tuna ahi, “extreme” mac and cheese, and more than 40 unique cocktails, martinis and shooters – await.
to play, Colorado Springs
Take a step back in time as you enter the retro-chic game at The Broadmore. The five-star hotel at Forbes Travel Guide offers fun for the whole family with a six-lane bowling alley, a shuffleboard court and a restaurant featuring creative snacks ranging from seven-layer dips to sushi, plus sparkling milkshakes, fine wine and craft beers. Colorado Springs Area. Dropped leather armchairs and shaded chandeliers dripping jewelry add a special shine to the sleek bowling alleys.
Photos courtesy of The Broadmoor and The Linq