This Way In >>

Bowling’s big? Crazy, but yes. Bowl & Barrel, a new alley in Dallas–with a bar and boutique restaurant


You’d be forgiven if you were to think Bowl & Barrel is a saloon, a salad bar or a kitchen accessories store. Not even close. According to B&B’s owners, Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan (pictured above), it’s “Dallas’ first upscale, ’boutique’ bowling alley featuring a full-service restaurant and bar.”

The two SMU grads are opening Bowl & Barrel in the Shops at Park Lane, building out a 15,000 square foot space to feel like a European beer hall.

Fifteen bowling lanes, a 3,000 sf restaurant and bar with craft beers, handcrafted cocktails, boutique wines, and a menu inspired by  “artisinal ingredients.”

“Consumers are avoiding the tired model of smokey, dingy bowling alleys with a decor of black lights and disco balls, serving stale beer…and nacho cheese sauce,” says Noonan.

Noonan says the lease has been signed, permits have been secured and funding is complete, adding that B&B should open in September.

(Hey, Kyle–maybe you should take over Bailey’s Prime Plus, which recently dismissed its chef and sommelier — I hear the multiunit steak house is being retooled and reconcepted by –wait for it — Bob Sambol, who’s now with MCrowd’s Mercury Grill but founded and once owned the original Bob’s Steak and Chop House. (Sambol didn’t return a request for comment.))

Recently Published


Self-serve wines and whiskeys star at new Social Oak Wine & Whiskey Lounge in Trophy Club

A new Trophy Club restaurant has debuted with an interesting twist: ...


Smoked, steamed, house-made pastrami and Akaushi burgers lead a craft menu at this new McKinney restaurant

House-made pastrami, Akaushi beef and high-quality Scottish salmon ...


Trinity Groves chefs Julian Rodarte and Aubrey Murphy launch Nitro Burger with one of the city’s best $8 burgers ever

Anyone who’s been to Beto & Son in Trinity Groves ...


VIPeek: The Finch at Mockingbird Station opens Monday with a veto-proof menu — and one irresistable entree you’ll only find in London and France

Good stuff. The folks at Milkshake Concepts, the locally grown ...


Restaurateur and seafood expert Jon Alexis, chef Stan Rodrigues score with new Tex-Mex spot, with two other big-deal concepts slated for 2023

Seafood guy Jon Alexis (TJ’s Seafood Market. Malibu Poke) has his ...


The best pecan pies you’ve ever tasted come from this restaurant’s pastry kitchen – and now you can take one home for Thanksgiving

The best… Maybe it’s the chill and the falling leaves, ...


How many nachos can you really eat? Test your limits at El Chingon’s FREE Nacho Day competition this Sunday

Yeah, we get it. You love nachos. So do we. But you’d never ...


West Texas vibes, killer elotes, smoked brisket tacos are winners at this Las Colinas restaurant

Verdict: Muy sabroso Open nearly four years, Las Colinas’ ...


2022 State Fair of Texas wraps up its 24-day run with big numbers. Here’s how many pounds of sugar were used to make all that cotton candy

The State Fair of Texas wrapped up its 24-day 2022 run Sunday with ...