Sunday, August 6, 2017

Pinstripes (Pike & Rose) Grand Opening Photo Recap

Bowling at Pinstripes

As if Pike & Rose wasn't great enough already. Along comes Pinstripes, and its 37,000-sq.-ft. of bocce, bowling and fine scrumptious food. The two-level entertainment mecca opened its doors to the general public Friday night, providing four hours of free (yes, free) drinks, food and games to 2,000+ enthusiastic locals... and not-so-locals (yours truly.) If Friday's sneak peak was any indication, Pinstripes is about to turn Rockville Pike on its ear.

There's no shortage of dining options in and around Pike & Rose, but entertainment (movies at nearby iPic Theaters notwithstanding) is hard to come by. Isn't it nice to do something, in between eating and shopping? Pinstripes provides that, and then some with 14 bowling lanes, in a well-lit (tons of natural light, rare for bowling) alley tucked away on the second floor, and a dozen bocce courts throughout (including outdoors.) Prices are more than fair, $5-15 per hour (depending on time of day) for bowling (plus $5 to rent shoes), and $5-10 per hour for bocce.

As for food & drink, thing big... really big. Pinstripes has three full service bars, tons of dining space and plenty of room leftover for special events (think parties, weddings, etc.) I didn't have a chance to sample their mostly Italian-American full menu (soon, I promise) but if it tastes half as good as it looks... watch out.

Who wants pizza?

Pinstripes is open Monday-Thursday 10 AM to 11 PM, Friday-Saturday 10 AM to 1 AM, and Sunday 10 AM to 10 PM. For more information, or to make a reservation, click here or call (240) 630-3222.

Live music!

Desserts galore (including Apple Bread Pudding & Housemade Marshmallows)

Bowling anyone?

Details, details...