Brooklyn Bowl isnt the only bowling alley with food service coming to the city. Hollywood-based national chain Lucky Strike Lanes is opening a 36,000-square-foot complex near Times Square. In addition to 26 lanes and billiard tables, it promises a full-service bar and a private Luxe Lounge featuring four lanes topped by a twenty-foot-wide projection screen (yeah yeah, Big Lebowski and White Russians, we got you). Okay, so corporate chef Bill Starbucks menu viewable here for the first time isnt exactly Blue Ribbon, but remember, this is Times Square, and comfort food with a twist is pretty much a given. Mac and cheese bites and tuna lollipops totally remind us of Spotlight Live! But will D.J.s (D.J.s!) and high-tech lights (lights!) be enough to make us abandon the frumpy fun at Leisure Time? Actually, the Port Authority institution plans to add two more lanes and a sit-down restaurant (along with a more casual eatery) by the end of the year (probably December).
Update: Lucky Strike's reps inform us that the bowling alley will open "at the end of September."
Related: First Look: Inside Lucky Strike