Worst Name Ever: Shenaniganz

Shenaniganz sounds like it might be a welcome addition to Rockwall. But the name is horrible. It sounds like something from a Simpsons episode. Full release after the jump — with laser tag!

Upscale Entertainment Venue & Restaurant to Debut in Rockwall

SHENANIGANZ, a high-end entertainment destination, features Rozie’s Grill (a full-service restaurant), 24 upscale bowling lanes, a private lounge and martini bar known as “Z Lounge”, a sports bar, laser tag, indoor rock climbing, indoor Go-Karts and 7,000 square feet of the latest and greatest arcade games.

ROCKWALL, TX- December 4, 2008 -Set to open the week of December 15, 2008, Shenaniganz is a one-of-a-kind addition to the Rockwall/Dallas Area.

As one of Rockwall’s largest revitalization projects ever, Shenaniganz will be housed in the 75,000 square foot building previously occupied by Precision Cable and Amphenol. Customized specifically for the Rockwall community, this venue will provide a plethora of entertainment options, a sensory-pleasing atmosphere and delicious eats and drinks for the entire region. Shenaniganz promises to be “the-place-to-be” for gatherings, parties, family outings, corporate events and that special evening out, with hours of entertainment and something for everyone.

As guests enter the facility, their senses will be treated to the tantalizing aroma and sights of the Rozie’s Grill open-exhibition kitchen featuring the eye-catching, cobalt blue pizza oven. Guests can order delicious made-from-scratch items such as fried calamari, fresh salads or gourmet pizza. A spirited sports bar will host a wide variety of thrist quenching beverages for the adults including 24 draft taps, 38 bottled beers, frozen beverages and specialty drinks. The restaurant menu and bar offerings will be served throughout the complex.

The main concourse showcases 16 lanes of upscale bowling in an enveloping environment. There is a number of high-definition TVs throughout the facility, but bowlers, especially, will have front row seats to watch their favorite sports teams or the latest music videos on the huge high definition projection screens. The bowlers can order from a full menu of food and beverages from their comfy lane-side couches by taking advantage of our lane side service. The bowling pavilion is also equipped with a high-tech black light system for guests to enjoy the ultimate party game…cosmic bowling.

Lazer Tag: The Ruins of Angkor Wat features a two-level laser tag arena themed after Angkor Wat, the ancient temple located in the jungles of Cambodia. Participants can play the glowing game amid monkeys and a black puma which preys throughout the ancient tower ruins.

Guests can also try out our state-of-the-art interactive games in our 7,000 sq ft arcade. This game area also includes mini-bowling lanes for the little tikes and a 4-person rock climbing wall where guests can either climb leisurely or compete with others to see who reaches the top first.

Z Lounge is the perfect spot for adults looking for a fun time, but in a posh and classy environment. This secluded area hosts 8 private lanes, a Martini Bar, pool tables and shuffleboard. Leather couches, refined lighting, and décor afforded in rich tones add to the sophisticated atmosphere at Z Lounge. Two 22-feet-wide high-definition projection screens are located at the ends of the bowling lanes. Z Lounge is also the ideal place for private parties and gatherings.

For the younger birthday crowds, friends and family can celebrate in one of the eight party rooms or at the mini-bowling lanes, which are decorated with dinosaur and aquatic themes. A host from Shenaniganz will organize and entertain birthday gatherings, not just babysit them, to create memories that will last a lifetime so parents can relax and enjoy their “future memories”.

“We wanted to create a special place for our community. One where our guests could escape the day-to-day realities and, simply put, ‘just have fun’,” said Hazel Ripp, co-owner and mother of the three Ripp brothers that will be managing the facility. “Our guests do it all–play, eat and drink and then play, eat and drink again! With so much for our guests to do, we’ve tried to create a special experience where each visit is fresh and special. It’s an all-in-one, 5-star entertainment experience for people of all ages. We only have one requirement at Shenaniganz: come to Have Fun with Your Food!”

Shenaniganz will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (or later, if needed) on Friday and Saturday and is located at 1290 East Interstate-30, Rockwall, Texas 75087-on the East-bound service road next to Toyota of Rockwall.

For further information, please visit www.shenaniganz.com or call (972) 722-1133

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33 responses to “Worst Name Ever: Shenaniganz”

  1. LakeWWWooder says:

    ““We wanted to create a special place for our community. One where our guests could escape the day-to-day realities and, simply put, ‘just have fun’,” said Hazel Ripp, co-owner and mother of the three Ripp brothers that will be managing the facility. “Our guests do it all—play, eat and drink and then play, eat and drink again! With so much for our guests to do, we’ve tried to create a special experience where each visit is fresh and special. It’s an all-in-one, 5-star entertainment experience for people of all ages. We only have one requirement at Shenaniganz: come to Have Fun with Your Food!”

    Maybe they should name it EFFUSIVEZ.

  2. Tom says:

    They forgot the “z” in Sportz Bar, bowling lanez and Go-Kartz.

  3. JS says:

    That (absent the clever Z ending) was the name of a bar that existed in my home town during my formative years. Ah, good times.

  4. Gwyon says:

    Worse than Darque Tan?

  5. donw says:

    Great timing with the economy and all. Recessionz….

  6. N says:

    For some reason “Waiting” pops to mind…remember the movie?

  7. xriva says:

    I like the idea of upscale bowling lanes. Do the pin boys wear ties? Bowlers only curse in French?

  8. brett says:

    Where’s Chotchkies going to be located? Do you have to wear 15 pieces of flair to enter??

  9. Bethany says:

    You know, the Nazis had pieces of flair that they made the Jews wear.

  10. Eric Celeste says:

    That word always makes me think of The Duke, talking to Zidler, in Moulin Rouge. The way he enunciates every syllable of the word:

    “I shall hold the deeds. And if there are any SHE-NAN-I-GANS…”

  11. 180WestBrooks says:

    “Shenaniganz is a one-of-a-kind addition to the Rockwall/Dallas Area.”

    I’m pretty sure that’s the first time I’ve ever seen/heard the phrase “Rockwall/Dallas Area”.

  12. El Rey says:

    brett and Bethany beat me to it…

  13. LakeWWWooder says:

    I always get Rockwall and Rowlett mixZed up.

  14. jrp says:

    can i smoke there?

  15. duderino says:

    I stopped by the place looks really neat.

  16. jenn says:

    How can you mix an “upscale” entertainment place with kids?? Do they really expect kids to have a birthday party at a place with upscale entertainment and a martini lounge?? What in the world were they thinking??
    Quote:
    “5-star entertainment experience for people of all ages”…..
    What???

  17. brett says:

    There next project is installing the drywall at the McDonalds up in Las Colinas.

  18. LakeWWWooder says:

    “For the younger birthday crowds, friends and family can celebrate in one of the eight party rooms or at the mini-bowling lanes, which are decorated with dinosaur and aquatic themes. A host from Shenaniganz will organize and entertain birthday gatherings, not just babysit them, to create memories that will last a lifetime so parents can relax and enjoy their “future memories”…”

    It’s even more entertaining reading this the second day.

  19. TheCritic says:

    It is obvious that the people talking bad about this place have not seen it. I went there today after reading this to take a look. It is awesome! I honestly have not see anything like it. Celebration Station is a dump compared to this place! Please take a look st it before you diss it!

  20. tdavidson says:

    Any family owned business opening up in this economy is welcomed in my opinion. I’m sure the people that got jobs there after months of searching would agree.

  21. Mockingbird says:

    I think its funny that someone with a column as originally named as “Front Burner” has taken the time to knock the name of anyone else or their venture.

    Especially a group that has made such a large investment of time and money and are providing such a needed boost to the Rockwall economy and population. (millions upon millions of dollars and 100’s and 100’s of jobs) And YES people, THIS economy is exactly when such ventures are needed most.

    I am not a family member or friend, but I do think its rather humurous that someone such as Mr Rogerz (who writes for a page that someone else invests their money to initiate and support) has the cahoneZ to bash what looks to be a wonderful addition to our community. I suppose that no matter what other people DO, there will always be a group of people who live to TALK poorly of them. I suppose its like theatre. Those who can… DO, those who cant… CRITIQUE.

    I suppose such critics live in front of a typewriter or computer screen, and have little more to do than speak ill of those people who are actually out in the world doing things and providing others with opportunities.

    Thanks to Shenaniganz and the Ripp family for their investment in OUR community. Say what you will, it couldnt have been better timed for our community and I wish them all the success in the world… as should you all.

  22. MKL says:

    I think the name is cool – I’m willing to get into some Shenaniganz. I delivered some packages there and it has a couple of very cool bars and better looking restaurant than all the chains in Rockwall, not mention great TVs and sound system. I doubt kids will be having birthdays in this place at 9:00 on a Friday night

  23. LakeWWWooder says:

    Does “The Church On The Rock” know about all these bars?

  24. J says:

    I absolutely can not wait till this place is up and running. There is nothing fun to do in Rockwall besides the Harbor!! Rockwall needs this badly!!!

  25. mrs smith says:

    My children are excited about this place!!! Thank God for a safe place where my children can go and just HAVE FUN!!!!
    And thank God for this family who has brought many jobs for many to Rockwall!! God bless them all!!!

  26. Brody Lancaster says:

    I certainly hope family owned (i.e. we actually care) vs. corporate owned (i.e. you are just a credit card number) is the new trend in the future of our economy.

  27. new2disturbia says:

    We went there tonight and I have to say that as dinks (double income no kids dorks) it rules. We recently moved from the lower Greenville area and were looking for something that was open late (after 8) and not lame. This place was it. Super service, decent food (not great, but better than a bennigan’s type place) and fun.

    It was a little expensive, but we assumed that when we went. It is in between a dave and busters and an average bowling alley.

    We will go back….

  28. Dave says:

    Yuck. Inefficient, crowded, and not conducive to entertainment.

  29. Cecil says:

    Look for DEA TABC HEALTH Depts to soon be paying visitzzzzz to the shezzzzz

  30. Big-B, Wabash, IN says:

    “A Ro[z]e by any other name would smell just as sweet.” What’s in a name?

    To me it sounds like a place to let off some steam and have a good time…which we all need…especially in times like these. Good luck Shenaniganz!

  31. Entertainment Review says:

    So yes the place looks nice, and like a previous reviewer said for DINKS its a great place. But for the average family its very expensive. In less than 2 hrs we spent more than had we gone to Six Flags for the entire day of eating and fun. Everything is over priced. If you have teenage kids dont expect them to be able to buy a snack, a drink or anything else in the place. Everything has to be purchased through the restaurant. Yes! $5 order of fries and a $2 drink that is not refillable, oh yeah did i forget to mention you have to tip the waitress to get it for you. It’s cheaper to fill the tank of gas of a corolla than to take a few laps at the go karts.