Is it possible to have an exceptional evening out with the whole family? Kings Bowl America seems to think so, and my clan would wholeheartedly agree.
If you go
New location in Lincoln Park, 1500 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago
With decor befitting a cool cat lounge and facilities impressive enough for even the most serious bowler, Kings Bowl has a heck of a lot that appeals to the younger set. Foosball? Air hockey? Laser bumpers set to show up on your child’s turn to bowl? (Or yours; they won’t judge.)
And if you’re worried about wrangling a larger group for a child’s birthday, fear not; the new Kings Bowl in Lincoln Park has a semi-private (and roped-off!) pair of lanes at the back of the facility. This spot, however, keeps you within a stone’s throw of Kings’ impressive bar.
Its executive-chef designed menu is top notch, too; the buffalo wontons and Southwestern spring rolls were so good that my husband and I didn’t even want to share them with the kids. (Thankfully, their thin crust pepperoni pizza was so off-the-charts the kids couldn’t have cared less what we were eating.)
Everyone—from the doorman to manager to server—was incredibly friendly and welcoming. The attached parking in the NewCity plaza is a major draw as well. (City parents, can I get an amen?)
Lincoln Park’s Kings Bowl is a must-visit (and must-chill, must-play and absolutely must-return).