Spotlight On: Kings Bowl in Lincoln Park, Chicago
Welcome to our Spotlight On series, where we showcase what makes each of our locations special.
Get a taste of the '20 with the "speakeasy" vibe of Kings Bowl Lincoln Park.
We strive to make every Kings Bowl location nationwide a supremely memorable entertainment and dining experience. But to us, that doesn't mean being cookie-cutter. Part of commitment to giving our guests an unforgettable evening no matter where they are is making sure each location has it's own unique character and amenities - all inspired by the history and legacy of food, fun and glamor of wherever we call home. With that in mind, welcome to our Spotlight On series, where we showcase what makes each location special.
Ahhh, Chicago: The Windy City - where the pizzas are deep dish, the trains run in a loop and the vast majority of people serving as mayor over the last 50 years have been named "Daley." Birthplace of the blues, home of the Cubs and hub of comedy genius and innovation, Chicago has an inescapable sense of history and a legacy of rough-hewn glamor.
That's why when we set out to build a Kings Bowl in historic Lincoln Park (not to be confused with angsty rap-rockers of the same, albeit questionably spelled, name), we knew that we had a lot to live up to. How do you take advantage of everything the Second City has to offer, while giving our guests an experience that could stand up to the vibrant nightlife that has defined Chicago for generations?
Bowl, Pizza, Repeat!Bowl, Pizza, Repeat!
Go big or go home!
Our first step was to design a location that pulls out all the stops. Kings Bowl Lincoln Park is a 24,000-square-foot, full-service entertainment destination, featuring:
- Space for up to 550 guests - From intimate birthday celebrations to accommodating your entire office's holiday party, we can do it all!
- 16 ten-pin bowling lanes, complete with state-of-the-art technology and automatic scoring.
- Full-service restaurant, our award-winning scratch-made menu.
- Over 50 HDTVs and HD projector screens for all of the sports action - Watch the Cubs, Bears, Sox, and Bulls games. Or even better, watch WITH the players, as Kings Lincoln Park has played host to countless local and national team sport stars!
Paul Konerko - the ultimate dude!Paul Konerko - the ultimate dude!
While bowling is our trademark (literally, it's in our name!) we have plenty of other games and entertainment options to slate your thirst for fun. Our Private Kings Corner features four billiards tables, full-size and bank shuffleboard tables, 2-player and our signature 4-player air hockey tables (think Hungry-Hungry Hippos for grownups) and a foosball table.
Hope you came thirsty and ready to play!
The bar at Kings in Lincoln Park is where our devotion to giving our guests the most unique, memorable experience they wont find anywhere else really pays off. The 222-foot bar is the longest in the entire city, with built in "bump out" tables, so you can sit with four friends at the bar and actually be able to hear and see each other while still getting amazing service.
We're long, we're strong, and we wanna get some bowling on!We're long, we're strong, and we wanna get some bowling on!
But we know length isn't everything (at least that's what the ladies keep telling us), which is why first the first time, we've built our bar directly behind the lanes for easy access. No more having your friends get peeved because you left to grab a beer while it was your turn!
"We know good local food when we see it - and if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!"
Max & Leo's 'Speakeasy'
In tribute to Chicago's legacy as a bootlegger's paradise, we have a '20s-inspired Speakeasy entrance, accessible only through a "secret" door. Don't believe me? Take a digital walk-through to see how this inauspicious pizza parlor opens up to the funky, retro chic lounge (Shoot, I wasn't supposed to tell you about it! Capone and his boys are gonna fit me with a pair of concrete socks over this!).
Our goal has always been to bust people's expectations of what "bowling alley food" can be. That said, we know good local food when we see it - and if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! That's why, in addition to our traditional menu, we have teamed up with award-winning pizza artisans Max & Leo's to offer coal-fired pizza and wings in custom 900-degree brick ovens for a taste you can't get at any other Kings location, complete with to-go takeout window. We've paired this spectacular - and 100% unique - pizza experience with daily specials, a craft cocktail bar featuring local and national whiskey and craft beer selections. Check out our custom menu here!
Max & Leo's chefs hard at work!Max & Leo's chefs hard at work!
Love that nightlife
In daylight, Kings Bowl Lincoln Park is fun and delicious food for the whole family - but at night, we like to get a little wild and wooly! After 7 p.m., Kings goes 21+ and becomes a hip, retro-inspired nightspot in the great Second City tradition.
That perfect mix of vintage swank and modern service.That perfect mix of vintage swank and modern service.
So if you are out and about in the Chicagoland area and looking for an unforgettable time that showcases everything the city has to offer, come to Kings Bowl Lincoln Park for a completely unique entertainment experience!