Brooklyn bowl is a fantastic place to spend a Friday night; located inside the Greenwich O2 (Millenium Dome innit) it has a great restaurant, a couple of seriously stacked bars (cheap prices for central London!) and a stage for love gigs. Oh, and a bowling alley!
It’s very authentic American redneck theme and friendly atmosphere absolutely warmed me right down to my cockles.
The chicken wire ‘walls’ add a certain ‘Blues Brothers’ flavour to the restaurant; whilst enjoying my meal, I could easily hear the dulcet tones of Tom Copson, support act for Hayseed Dixie (more of that later).
I really liked how you could hear the performance due to the open-plan structure to the venue. Rawhide!
As for the food, wow! What a menu! I heartily recommend the half rack of ribs; certainly the best that I’ve had outside the States!!! Watching the plates come out for other people was torture, everything looked fucking great.
The bowling is £14.95 for half an hour, maximum of 8 people on a lane. So it’d be dirt cheap if you split a nights bowling with a decent group of folks.
The lanes are stuffed with very comfy leather armchairs and sit right next to the live stage, so you could avoid paying for a gig ticket and just bowl whilst listening to a band knock out their tuned.
I was impressed by the bar products, American beers like Samuel Adams, a Brooklyn Lager and the largest collection of bourbon I’ve seen since I visited a Mormon Elders house in Utah.
So folks, y’all have a good time now! Y’hear!