This is the latest is our series on the venues featured in the Brokelyn Beer Book. Brooklyn Bowl needs little introduction, but the Willliamsburg fixture turns one this week, so raise your glass in a happy birthday salute.
61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th Sts., Williamsburg, 718-963-3369
What it is: A 16-lane bowling alley, 600-capacity concert venue, hopping bar scene featuring all-local beers
Why we love it: Whatever’s going on here—from ?uestlove to Q-tip, Citizen Cope to Gaslight Anthem—it always feels like the place to be.
Who to bring: Birthday celebrants. Kids’ bowling birthday parties were never like this.
What to order: menu features a gut-busting “Bucket List”: must-eat fried chicken, fun french-bread pizzas and cheesy apps, all washed down with the nutella chocolate shake with a shot of the finest bourbon.
Brooklyn Bowl fun fact: Brooklyn Bowl is in the 23,000-square-foot former home of Hecla Iron Works factory, built in 1882. It’s the first ever L.E.E.D. certified bowling alley.