If you’re looking for an easygoing night out, complete with live music and some finger-lickin’ good comfort food, I’ve found your place.

Last weekend, I headed to Brooklyn Bowl, which is inside a Williamsburg warehouse, and it was a winner. (And as it turns out, so was I.)

I was a fan of the huge space, which is decked out with retro art, bowling memorabilia and pitch-black lanes lit up by neon pins.

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I wasn’t, however, a fan of the $17 cash entry fee (it was Friday night and the cost was cover for the band) but the rest of the evening was more reasonable, mostly because we had a large group: we split the $25 lane between eight of us on top of $5 each for shoes.

As we played, we were entertained by a great band called the Everyone Orchestra. Its collection of musicians and singers were led by a conductor decked out in a snazzy long jacket who scrawled instructions on a white board then waved it at the band. It was like one long jam session, and it had everyone moving.

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And despite their close proximity to the bowling area, we were able to dip out of the music and back into our game without being disturbed.

And – probably because I was the only one not working my way through the craft beers on offer – I managed to break 100… and everyone else’s morale. Successss.

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If you want something different to do on a Friday night, Brooklyn Bowl is a great casual spot with plenty of space, a wide variety of music and plenty of beer. And just look at those snacks!

Brooklyn Bowl is at 61 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and houses 16 bowling lanes and a stage for live music. We were able to secure a lane around 9pm on a Friday night without any reservation or wait. See here for their calendar of music. It opens at 6pm Mon-Friday and at noon on the weekends.

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