Dinner and a Bowling Alley
By Kate Parham
Gone are the days of grimy bowling alleys with greasy food, sticky lanes and all-too -aromatic shoes. Thanks to The Painted Pin, a boutique bowling and entertainment venue opening in the heart of Buckhead’s Miami Circle this spring.
“I was planning on opening my own barbecue and gaming venue when my now partner, William Stallworth, [suggested] a bowling alley,” says Justin Amick, owner and general manager. “The more we talked, the more we really saw a gap in the market for unique entertainment options.”
Unique indeed. The Painted Pin is a 23,000-square-foot space complete with 20 bowling lanes and an indoor gaming courtyard where you’ll find bocce courts, 10-foot Pop-A-Shots, shuffleboard, ping-pong, Skee-Ball and Northamptonshire hood skittles. All alongside top-notch service (personalized staff deliver balls and shoes laneside) and delicious cuisine (think wood-fired pizzas, tacos and craft cocktails).
The Painted Pin isn’t alone. Sandy Springs welcomed their own upscale bowling alley this past December when the doors of Stars & Strikes opened—the chain’s fifth and largest location. Expect 20 state-of-the-art lanes, plus eight private lanes in a VIP room, a two-story laser tag arena, arcade room and 250-seat restaurant dishing out gourmet burgers and artisanal beers. That’s what we call a strike!
The Painted Pin
737 Miami Circle N.E.
Stars & Strikes
8767 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs 30350
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