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Pinstack rolls out high-end bowling and good eats for Dallas-Fort Worth

Pinstack rolls out high-end bowling, good eats for Dallas-Fort Worth

Pinstack combines bowling alley with restaurant. Photo courtesy of Pinstack

A new branch of Pinstack, North Texas' high-end combination of bowling, dining, and big games, has opened in a high-end town: Las Colinas, with oodles of bells and whistles, including an in-house restaurant.

With an actual street address of 2750 I-635, Irving, the venue spans 53,000 square feet and features 28 state-of-the-art bowling lanes with lane-side food and beverage service and a private VIP bowling area, so you don't have to bowl with everyone else, shudder.

Additional entertainment offerings include a two-level laser tag arena, rock-climbing wall, high-ropes course, and hundreds of the newest video games and simulator technology. Décor is modern, with attractive aesthetics and bold finishes, which is exactly how you like your finish to be: bold.

The restaurant serves chef-inspired cuisine with dishes such as braised beef short rib with Revolver Blood & Honey BBQ sauce and goat cheese mashed potatoes; and pizza with Italian sausage, black forest ham, and honey.

At the bar, cocktails such as the cosmopolitan and the grapefruit gimlet are both classic and on-trend. There are also keg wines and craft beer on tap. Weekly specials include a "bowl + bite night" on Mondays, and "wine down Wednesdays."

The Las Colinas location has a few unique features including a 2,000-square-foot temperature-controlled covered patio with oversized garage doors, plus games such as bocce ball, oversized chess, giant Connect Four, and giant Jenga.

This is the second branch of Pinstack. The first opened in Plano in 2015, and a third will open in Allen in fall 2017.