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.