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Stromboli

Kings Bowl is located in the New City Complex at the corners of Halsted and Clybourn in Lincoln Park.

As you walk into the building, you first pass through Max and Leo’s Pizza Restaurant before arriving at Kings Bowl.

The lighting and music gives Kings Bowl a vibe that leans towards a Las Vegas feel.

Let me start by saying that I loved this place.  The service was exceptional… the server and the bartender were friendly, knowledgeable, and very professional.  I watched the manager stop at every table and engaged in conversation to make sure his guests had everything they needed.  We felt very welcomed here.

The setup of the restaurant, bar, and bowling alleys is amazing.  The bar is in the middle of the space separating the restaurant on one side and the bowling alley on the other.  In addition to the bowling, there are several pool tables, air hockey tables, and shuffleboard table in the adjacent room.  It’s a family destination during the day and 21+ only at night.

Once you see the menu and taste their food, you will quickly realize that this is not your typical bowling alley grub.  Think gourmet dining meets upscale bowling entertainment.

We sampled several menu items.  We had the Buffalo Wontons, Spicy Korean Barbeque Ribs, Stromboli (half-moon folded pizza turnover), and their Honey BBQ Chicken Wings.

Honey BBQ chicken wings

Spicy Korean BBQ ribs

Buffalo Wonton

Kings has one of the largest and most impressive bars that I have ever seen.  It stretches most of the width of the restaurant.  More importantly, their drinks are creative and potent.  I highly recommend their Primo-Jito (made with pineapple rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, fresh mint, and ginger beer).

Primo-Jito

On Monday through Friday, you can enjoy two different happy hours (Half price Apps and Pizzas) at Kings:  3pm to 6pm, and then again from 10pm to close.   Additionally, they have nightly special pricing promotions for bowling and table games after 9pm.

Going in I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I can honestly say that I was blown away by the service, the menu, and the specialty drinks!  This is definitely the next generation of dining and entertainment experience.

Kings Bowl is the clear and obvious answer to the always asked question:  ‘What do you want to do tonight?’  This is the perfect date night destination.

This is definitely on my Highly Recommend list! Enjoy!

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