Watch Your Wallet At Bowl & Barrel

This isn't your greasy stepfather's game any more.

Not your father's bowling alley, but we bet he'd dig the burger.
Catherine Downes
Not your father's bowling alley, but we bet he'd dig the burger.
Catherine Downes

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Bowl & Barrel

8084 Park Lane, Suite 145, 214-363-2695, bowlandbarrel.com. Open 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday. $$$

Burger $12

Sloppy dog $6

Sprout kraut dog $6

Ham and Swiss $12

Hot fried quail $8

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Clearly, people are paying. While Noonan won't divulge how much his business is making, he did say revenue is 30 percent higher than he and his partner expected when they filled out their business plans. Given the surroundings, punctuated by Neiman Marcus and Tod's handbags just across Central Expressway, Bowl and Barrel seems like a perfect fit.

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James_the_P3
James_the_P3

My wife and I got a babysitter a couple of weeks ago to check out Bowl & Barrel.  When we arrived, we were told the wait for a lane would be an hour or so.  Fine--so we go into the bar area to have dinner.  An hour and twenty minutes later, we've finished dinner and are ready to bowl.  So I go back to see if we have a lane, and I'm told that the wait is going to be another hour-and-a-half.  


So let me get this straight--when you told me the wait for a lane was going to be an hour, it was really three hours?  Give me a break.  You just wanted me to stay at your place and eat your overpriced and mediocre food rather than going elsewhere, as I surely would have done.

I'm so glad I got a babysitter to spend the evening on a mediocre dining experience and no bowling. 

Thomas Ray
Thomas Ray

you should check out Hot Dogs from Lucky Ducky Dogs...they are awesome.

agerwer131
agerwer131

Don't expect to bowl normally either. All the pins are connected to strings and their movement does affect your score. It may not matter to most, but take a league bowler there and they'll never want to go back.

Anne Hollander
Anne Hollander

Seconded on the staff attitude issue -- a whole bunch of people with no clue about what's going on around them nor any desire to actually provide a basic form of customer service.

Marc C. Socolov
Marc C. Socolov

Give me an atmosphere like Plano Superbowl versus these pretentious, pompous venues for Dallas' elite $30k a year millionaires any day.

Ed Dravecky
Ed Dravecky

Not sure that "cheaper than New York City" is a selling point.

nakedlens
nakedlens

"If you're feeling clever and want to order a white Russian like "the Dude" from The Big Lebowski, please don't.There are intelligent cocktails here, made from fresh-squeezed juices and complex house-made syrups."


Well, that's all I needed to read; I enjoy my bowling alleys a bit trashy, like they were sealed in a time capsule in 1978.

Vndallas
Vndallas

Wonderful, another inexpensive, fun night out, now taken over by doucebaggery.  I did get tricked into going to the similar concept in Fort Worth ( I assumed it was a "regular" bowling alley) and everything was awful and nothing justified the high prices.  I hope this one is better, but I"ll never step foot in it.

mewkins
mewkins

I saw that in a pic in another write up. That's the reason I've stayed away. I'm no league bowler, but I do like to see the pins fly.

 
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