New York City is home to plenty of music venues, restaurants and bowling alleys. However, there aren’t too many locations that combine all three—except for, of course, Brooklyn Bowl in NYC. I first ventured out to Brooklyn Bowl for its music scene—I got word that one of my favorite R&B singers, Miguel, would be hosting his Kaleidoscope Dreams album release party there. Whether you’re driving or taking the train, Brooklyn Bowl in NYC is easy to get to. Parking is plentiful and the L train takes you a few blocks away from the venue. Although our attraction was Miguel originally, we fell in love with Brooklyn Bowl by the time we left and I’m actually considering hosting my birthday party here.
Brooklyn Bowl has a great lay-out. There is barely any wait at the door as they briefly check your idea and stamp your wrist, but as you walk through these two antique folding wood doors you step right into a lounge area. In this central lounge there is a bar to your right, a restaurant area straight ahead and a dining area in the middle of the room. The seats are little funny looking blocks of clay or some other material of the sort but it has a cool down to earth feel to it. There are tons of big screen TVs all around which to our joy where stationed on the Yankees game this particular evening.
If you follow the trail from the main lounge, it takes you to another bar area, followed by a grand ballroom with a large stage for performances. This ballroom area looks like it could hold a few hundred people and in the corners of the room there are two picnic-like table bench areas for guests to sit their drinks while they dance. The DJ this evening was Mick Boogey, but from what I hear the house DJs are impressive as well. To the right of the ballroom is a 20-lane bowling alley. Above each lane is a big screen television that you can have fixed to any station of your liking. Each lane has it’s own leather couches that are more comfortable than any other bowling place I’ve ever been to. The bowling area is dimly lit which gives it a more adult feel.
Bowling alongside Miguel and other celebrity guests was a once in a lifetime opportunity however Brooklyn Bowl hosts many concerts and similar events which are listed on their website. If you are looking to have a good time or to go check out one of your favorite spots, this is definitely the place to do it.