Bowled Over

I’m a little late to this, considering 300 in Addison (formerly Fun Fest) has been open for quite some time now. But I went for the first time last night, and boy, is it bowling at its finest. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the charm of a dimly lit alley with original 1970s decor and the pervading smell of spilled beer and body odor. But if you’re looking for a more upscale alternative, this is the place. (And don’t give me any of that It’s in Addison nonsense. It’s 10 minutes down the Tollway. Deal with it.)

Just a few ways 300 is different: A greeter fetches your own personal ball according to your size and weight preferences (I used a medium 10-pounder, if you must know) and shoes (none of your business)–ones that you don’t feel the need to douse with disinfectant before lacing up. The greeter carries your items you to your lane for you, then introduces you to your server. Anthony proved very helpful and quick with the Miller Lites. And guys–the Mavs game was playing on supersized screens over the lanes, so you don’t have to keep running to the bar to check the score. Play as many games as you like, then pay one tab for all your expenses.


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15 responses to “Bowled Over”

  1. Todd says:

    Did they give you an endorsement deal?

  2. Gwyon says:

    What is this, Yelp?

  3. Tristan says:

    Thanks, Me!

  4. Travis says:

    what is the total on that “tab for all your expenses?”

  5. Noah says:

    But it’s in Addison…

  6. Spamboy says:

    I wish I had someone to fetch my own personal ball. That’s very Chris-Chris of you! 🙂

  7. Tim Rogers says:

    Point of fact, Todd, et al.: no one on staff would accept a freebie and then write an endorsement. Part of our job here at FrontBurner is to tell you about your city. So if one of us has an enjoyable experience someplace, we’re likely to share it. If the enjoyable experience came from a “media event” whereat goods and/or services were gratis, we’ll always be upfront about it.

    One more thing, fellas: cast aspersions on Jessica again, and the D boys (aka her big brothers) will see you on the playground after school. Dig?

  8. Shane says:

    Tim- Puh-lease. You getting all Notre Dame on us now?

    Jessica- Grift away. It has made at least one managing editor at D what he is today.

  9. Travis says:

    my question wasn’t implying anything. i’m just actually curious how much it costs there. do drinks get a west village/stripclub mark-up? how much is a game. very defensive today! 🙂

  10. Shane–actually I think Grift Celeste has a small stake in 300, but I could be wrong.

    Jesse–I, too, recently experienced the pleasures of 300, with my several young children no less. A good time was had by all, and I concur with your pleasant suprise regarding the amenities–far beyond what you normally expect at a bowling alley.

  11. NotShane says:

    right, first you write the endorsement *then* you solicit the ads, completing the Best Of circle-jerk.

  12. Bobby Ewing says:

    Slings and Arrows oh my…

    And give me a break on the veiled, illogical editorial-sales conspiracy nonsense. Signed, Ben Bradlee

  13. IttyBittyWussy says:

    Tim, if you really felt that way you would send back the Aeron!

  14. Eric Celeste says:

    this is not the first time I’ve said this, but I may be in love with IttyBittyWussy.

  15. Trey Garrison says:

    That’s a W, Eric.