A line was wrapped around the building on Monday to enter Cool Springs’ newest entertainment venue Kings Bowl America, a 25,000-square-foot center with top-notch food, alcohol, live music and bowling.
A line was wrapped around the building on Monday to enter Cool Springs’ newest entertainment venue Kings Bowl America, a 25,000 square-foot center with top-notch food, alcohol, live music and bowling.
The venue’s owners are based out of Orlando, Florida. Their venue in Cool Springs features three different concepts under one roof, including The Draft Room, an award-winning restaurant with a made-from-scratch kitchen.
At Monday’s grand opening, guests checked out the 16 bowling lanes, greeted by characters painted on the walls like Bill Murray and The Big Lebowski while Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” played over the airway.
The Draft Room’s menu focuses mostly on American comfort food like pizza, burgers, house-smoked ribs and marinated steak tips. With 15-foot HD LED screens and local and popular craft beer on tap, The Draft Room’s focus is mainly on watching sports.
The venue also holds two bars, 16 bowling lanes, a four-lane private bowling room and a luxury gaming room. There are three billiards tables, two- and four-player air hockey, bank shuffleboard, shuffleboard and foosball.
This King location also features the company’s first-ever “Whiskey Room Live,” featuring live music, karaoke, DJs and a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Whiskey Room Live also has more than 40 different whiskeys from all over the world, and the space seats 150 people.
Kings Bowl was founded in 2002 as a mission to create a new dining and entertainment experience that revitalizes the charm and nostalgia of bowling and other social games that have faded in America since their heydays.
Kings set out to change the way people looked at traditional dining, pairing gaming with food made from scratch with fresh ingredients, creatively fun and nostalgic cocktails and carefully curated beer lists.
The new Cool Springs location, located at 1910 Galleria Boulevard, stays open late. Monday through Friday they are open until 1 a.m., and on Saturdays they stay open until 2 a.m., giving late-night eaters a place to get food or a drink in an area where most restaurants don’t stay open past midnight. On Sundays they close at 10 p.m.
Kings Bowl offers 43 different combinations of appetizers, 26 different burgers and sandwiches, virtually unlimited drink options and the building can hold up to 700 people.
No stranger to celebrity sightings at other locations, Kings Bowl in Cool Springs is hosting an event on Tuesday night featuring local celebrities to raise funds for High Hopes Development Center, a local nonprofit that helps provide inclusive education to people with and without special needs.
The event, called “Stars & Strikes,” will feature special guest bowlers Chris Kirkpatrick from N’SYNC, Tim Nichols, Lee Greenwood, Rory Feek, Jo Dee Messina, the Warren Brothers, Phil Vassar, Louise Mandrell, Jamie O’Neal and more.
Guests at the event will enjoy the new Kings Bowl space, along with a private concert in the venue’s Whiskey Room Live and complimentary food and drinks. There will also be a live auction with items such as a fiddle signed by Charlie Daniels, a NASCAR package for four and a Kings Bowl Party Package for eight.
The fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, May 3 from 5:15 p.m. to 9:30. Celebrities and VIP guests will arrive at 5:15 p.m., with general ticket holders entering at 6:30 p.m. Bowling will begin at 7:30 p.m. with celebrities assigned to lanes, and at 9 p.m. there will be a live auction with a concert to follow in the Whiskey Room Live at 9:30 p.m.
All of the proceeds will go directly to High Hopes Development Center.
General admission tickets for the event are $75 and can be purchased at www.kingscaresrsvp.com.
For more information, visit www.kingsbowlamerica.com.
Samantha Hearn reports for Home Page Media Group. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @samanthahearn.