Out on the Town: Bowlero Grand Opening
I love bowling. I bowled in leagues from ages 10 to 22, and I miss a ton. So when I found out that a bowling alley near me was having a grand opening, I wanted to check it out.
When I arrived a Bowlero in the Lone Tree entertainment center area, I realized I was a bit of an outlier. Denver Broncos RB Demaryius Thomas was going to be at the opening and all his fans were there—the line was wrapped around the building when I pulled into the parking lot!
Inside, Bowlero is more than just a bowling alley—it’s an entertainment hub. When we finally walked in the door, we were handed a gift card for $10 for the arcade and told we could put our names on the list to enter the laser tag room. Cool! I like arcades and I was pleased to see the had old school games (table hockey and skee ball) mixed with newer games. I played a few rounds of Deal or No Deal to win some tickets. But where are my tickets?? Oh, they stay on the debit-like card instead of coming out of the machine. Oh 2016 arcades…
In addition to the arcade and laser tag room, there were two large bar/restaurant areas with a full typical bar menu and 48 lanes for bowling. There's even a beer pong table for those of you who miss your college days. The inside of Bowlero was quite spacious and if an area was crowded, you could go somewhere else and have fun. I wanted a snack at this point and tried their fried pickles with jalapeno dip and a Moscow mule to drink. Delicious!
Demaryius arrived and the crowd was super excited. He seems very welcoming and polite, and when it was time for pictures and autographs, he took a lot of time with his younger fans. It was nice to see.
In sum, Bowlero is a fun-filled places to take the whole family, have a date night, or sit at the bar or lanes and watch a game. I will definitely be back to Bowlero with friends and family in the future.