Brooklyn Bowl Sneak Peek and Tour


Update!!! The tour is full (we’re sorry!) but sign up for Brooklyn Bowl’s newsletter to get their exact opening date, and sign up for BB if you haven’t already, to get the first word on events like these….

Yesterday, as Brooklyn Bowl was getting ready for its final inspection, we got a sneak peak at the most ambitious, striking, high-tech bowling alley/music venue we’ve ever laid eyes on. (Really, the photos don’t do it justice.)

The leather sofas at the end of the lanes — instead of standard plastic bucket seats — are only the beginning. Huge HD screens, two for each of the 16 lanes, will be able to play any live rock concert imaginable at the click of a button.

The walls are decked with custom, Coney-inspired art (and more vintage posters are in the process of being restored).

Ferra Designs — whose intricate ironwork is on display at Dressler — has taken salvaged Brooklyn Navy Yard windows to decorate the banquettes in the Blue Ribbon restaurant, whose tables are fashioned from the former Woodhaven Lanes in Queens.

The stage is made from recycled truck tires, all the wood is either salvaged or sustainably harvested, and many other green details will make this the first LEED-certified bowling alley in the country.

Even coming from Peter Shapiro and Charley Ryan, the men behind the music venue Wetlands, which was environmentally conscious for its time, this newest venture of theirs is unparalleled. Sleek yet sustainable, it feels as much L.A. as it does Brooklyn — the kind of place the boys in Entourage would party if they ever filmed an episode in the ‘Burg.

If you don’t trust us, you should come see the space for yourself.

Just as we broke the first details of Brooklyn Bowl last year in a special post for Gowanus Lounge, next Thursday, May 21, from 6:30-8pm, we’re offering 50 BB subscribers the first look at the venue before it opens.

That’s right — the first 50 subscribers to RSVP will get a private tour of Brooklyn Bowl, led by its visionaries: Peter Shapiro, Charley Ryan, and Justin Bolognino, who helped trick out the space with all its high-tech bells and whistles.

To RSVP for the tour, email us (fast). On no other night will you get such an up-close-and-personal peek. And for those who make the list, a special surprise awaits!

BB Link: MAD ART! New and old collectors and any stripe of art lover will be able to meet 40 accomplished artists in their own studios this weekend for the annual Spring Open Studio Tour at MadArts. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, film and video will all be on view in the South Slope warehouse-turned-art-shop. Sat.-Sun., May 16-17, 12-6pm, 255 18th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn,

Sent by Nicole. Photos courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl.

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