by Leontine Toyne on
Their shoes are soooo comfy! I only know that because I walked around Manhattan for a bit, grabbed a crepe, ate some ramen, walked some more, contemplated karaoke, changed my mind, and took the cab all the way back to the hotel in Brooklyn. Only to realize 2 hours later on my way up the stairs to the lobby that I was still wearing the darned shoes! Needless to say, I took another cab back to Bowlmor, then had to cab back again... (Life is never boring when you are absent-minded!) Upon finding Bowlmor, I felt I was transported back to the maid cafe in Japan. The entrance is an elevator in a tiny room... Kind of creepy Lol. The elevator dude was eye candy so he eased the creepiness of it. Hehehe I came here for a company event. I was disappointed that they didn't pick karaoke for an activity this time, but the food was delicious. Not your regular cheese fries and nachos junkfest bowling cuisine. Nah, Bowlmor had real food -- gourmet style even. We had a private party and the food and beer was free. Too bad I hate beer. I tried to like it but drinking piss doesn't appeal to me. Come on, where are the free martinis? Anyway, I bowled my usual 30 gutterballs and a few miracle ones (where I knocked at least 1 pin down!). This is a great place to hang out. I wouldn't mind bowling here again. Walking in here was a major WOW factor. They've got Flat screen TV's above the lanes and an actual bar to one side with steps leading upstairs to the club themed like a carnival. I couldn't go in but I just had a peek. In general, if you've been to Firkin and Kegler, Bowlmor is just the same concept (bowling, clubbing, arcade, restaurant), but I didn't see a restaurant section. I guess the "restaurant" is just food brought to your lane. (I hear the arcade is somewhere in the club section but I didn't go up there.) Anyway, if you got bowling buddies, or you want to get their fancy friends into bowling. Or maybe they just don't feel like missing the game tonight and you got the itch to knock down some pins... So take them here! Just please don't forget to bring back YOUR shoes with you when you leave.
by Tristan Fanguy on
I went to visit my cousin in Atlanta over the holidays and we passed The Varsity in downtown and he proclaimed to me that before I left we had to go because it was an Atlanta institution. So he finally took me there after the Falcons game. We were able to snag a spot in the drive-up since we figured inside it would be terribly packed. One thing to note, I don't know if it's the same inside but outside it's cash only. My cousin had told me I had to get a hot dog, orange shake, and onion rings in order to get teh right food experience. Maybe I should've listened to him; I had eaten so much crap the entire week I was in Atlanta that I opted for a grilled cheese and fries. I was sorely disappointed; the grilled cheese was a sad excuse for a grilled cheese. I make better grilled cheese at home -- it didn't even look grilled it was like somehow they melted the cheese first by itself and then sandwiched it with bread. It did come with a small bag of Lay's Potato Chips (whoopee?). The fries were just ok no seasoning on them. For something that was supposed to be an "institution" it somewhere got lost in translation on me. The plus was it's pretty inexpensive. I don't know maybe I just didn't get it but I wouldn't see any reason to visit here again.