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Bowl & Barrel, Dallas

3.5
#17 of 24 in Fun & Games in Dallas
Bowl & Barrel is an upscale boutique bowling alley with 15 full sizes lanes and a modern American restaurant and bar featuring house-made specialties, classic cocktails and craft beers on tap. Whether you’re hosting a Houston corporate event or private party, or just looking for a fun way to spend the evening, Bowl & Barrel is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and let the good times roll.
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3.8
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  • Really great venue for bowling... great cocktails and delicious food. Perfect for a work team building evening. Staff were very attentive.  more »
  • Just went in for the $3.25 Bloody Mary's before 5. Fun drink menu and lots of specials. Hope to go back to try food and the bowling.  more »
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  • Fun bowling, good food, but for a business that relies entirely on groups coming together to play a game, having an accurate ticket splitting system should simply be a top priority. To assume that every ticket in a group wants an even split of the games, whether there are individuals in the ticket or couples, is asenine, frankly. Separate the bills for food from the bills for the game. Absolutely ridiculous. I had a great time until half our game time was spent being patronized to by the staff about how they presumed to split our tickets, charging an extra $20 to every individual who bowled thatshould have been charged to the couples. This is unacceptable on several levels, but most of all the attitude. I do not think the specific staffers should be held responsible for what is obviously a policy issue at the administrative/management level. I'm amazed your business has lasted this long.
  • LOVE B&B! We visit at least 1-2 per week. Here is my breakdown: During the week we pay $30 per hour to bowl and $50 per hour on the weekend. We pay $5 for shoes. After 7pm is 18+ unless with parent. The appearance can be described as a little more modern. I believe there are 15 lanes (we generally get lucky #13 every time). The last lane near the bar window may be off balance or in need of a good cleaning. From memory the smallest sized ball is 6 pounds and upward 14-15 pounds. They only have paper towels in the restrooms and use cloth napkins throughout the establishment. The seating space/lanes are tight. On busy nights, expect to make friends you didn't have when you arrived because you will have no choice. Each lane has one couch per lane, one shared coffee table and one shared side table. The dining area and bar are separate from the area with the lanes. The dining area is large and the the bar seats at least 10. They offer a variety of drink and food options. We usually get our beer by the bucket and order the burgers in a bag. The burgers are really delicious, omg. You get 3 slider sized burgers with a handful of fries in each bag. It comes with lettuce/tomato and ketchup for dipping. I heard the pretzel is good but it always seems so large when I am deciding on what to order. The service is not bad. I haven't had any "over the top" service experiences but I have no complaints either. My all in all: I recommend this place for couples and parties. They play a variety of music, old and new, all different genres and cater to parties and showers. The have a full bar and give that "nightlife" vibe without the cigarettes and club smells.

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