A bowling alley/night club hybrid, Kings Bowl USA, is now part of the mix at the massive New City development as ownership reveals more details about the food and drink options inside the shopping center at Halsted and Clybourn. It's now set for a fall opening.
Crain's reported Kings will offer coal-fired pizza, an 80-foot bar and 16 lanes inside a 24,000-square-foot space. Kings already has a suburban Rosemont location near O'Hare International Airport.
Just when Chicago didn't have enough bowling options, Kings Bowl arrives. Another Pinstripes opened in January in River East. Patrons can bowl at the Pac-Man-inspired Level 257 in Schaumburg and at Whirlyball. If that's not trendy enough, they'll be able to roll in Wicker Park when Punch Bowl Social opens. There's already Streeterville's Lucky Strike, Seven Ten Lounge and Southport Lanes. Heck, even Dave and Buster's has lanes.
Here's a rundown of the other food options at New City, whose opening date has been pushed back a few times:
LYFE Kitchen is expanding. They're planning one in Streeterville, and there's one in suburban Evanston. A fourth at New City would bring the fast-casual concept with a focus on low-calorie options to Lincoln Park. The first Chicago space opened more than a year ago.
Yard House Restaurant
Already open in suburban Glenview, Darden Restaurant's Yard House promises a large craft beer list with American pub food.
Earl's Kitchen and Bar
The Canadian upscale-casual chain started off as a "laid-back burger and beer joint." It has five U.S. locations and 58 in Canada. Earl's features a menu that's unique depending on location. There's no indication to what's in store for Chicago.
Another restaurant that already has suburban location — again in Rosemont. Adobe Gila's also has locations in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, as well as in Orlando, Fla. "Adobe Gila's" is certainly a few letters away from "Adobo Grill," but it's a more of a party atmosphere with fish bowls cocktails, big margaritas and fajita burritos.