Wednesday, November 14, 2012 , Updated 12:00 p.m., November 28, 2012
Dallas’ own upscale, boutique bowling alley opens November 28
Because that's how University Park rolls.
UNIVERSITY PARK Upscale bowling? You heard it correctly. Dallas is getting its own “boutique bowling, beer hall, and American tavern” complex on November 28 when Bowl & Barrel opens at The Shops at Park Lane.
Geared toward families, young professionals, and anyone looking for a luxurious bowling experience – and, who isn't? – Bowl & Barrel is the newest brainchild of Freerange Concepts, a Dallas-based development firm headed by SMU grads Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz that believes entertainment ought to be all-encompassing. Why hop from restaurant to bar to a boring old movie when you can burn off a few brew calories in an "elegant atmosphere?"
The 15,000 square feet boasts state-of-the-art technology and an upscale design, with 15 lanes adjoined to an American tavern with a menu designed by Chef Sharon Hage, formerly of the sorely missed York Street.
Hage will consult twice per year, adding seasonal and local surprises, and the eclectic mix will feature suped-up bowling alley favorites like baked pretzels, artisan hot dogs, and artisanal bologna from Rudolph’s Market in Deep Ellum, in addition to higher-brow fare like fresh oysters with malt vinegar mignonette, fresh salads, and artisan cheese and ham boards.
The full menu – including craft cocktails and beer – will be available both in the restaurant and at the lanes, and night owls will appreciate the late-hours: Bowl & Barrel will stay open until midnight on Sunday through Thursday and, if you happen to be the type to “roll on Shabbos,” until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
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