Eating and Bowling: Pinstripes Debuts This Weekend

Bowling, bocce, and a bistro come to Georgetown.

Pinstripes debuts in Georgetown with 14 bowling lanes, six bocce courts, a bistro, and bar. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Georgetown’s entertainment options just got more diverse with the debut of Pinstripes on Friday. The 34,000-square-foot venue in the Shops at Georgetown Park, the sixth location of the Midwestern chain, offers 14 bowling lanes, six bocce courts, live entertainment, a full restaurant, an outdoor patio, and weekend brunch.

The large menu leans Italian, with dishes such as house-made ravioli and mozzarella bruschetta, as well as selections for kids and weekend brunch. Photograph courtesy of Pinstripes.

When it comes to eating, think beyond the typical alley offerings of beer pitchers and fries. The DC Pinstripes sells a selection of local brews and has an on-site wine cellar. Lunch and dinner menus lean American and Italian, with a lineup of small plates (bruschetta, crabcakes), plus flatbreads, pastas, and entrées such as chicken Parmesan and grilled ribs; there’s also a kids’ menu. When you’re not busy eating or bowling, head to an outdoor patio overlooking the canal for cocktails; in winter you’ll find an outdoor fireplace and blankets to stay warm. Sunday brunch starts February 16, and includes a buffet of made-to-order omelets, prime rib, and desserts.

Grab a local brew in the bar area, or head out to the patio, equipped with an outdoor fireplace for winter months. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Guests can book bowling lanes, bocce courts, and tables in the bistro in advance, though some will be reserved for walk-ins. Another perk for those coming into Georgetown: underground parking.

Pinstripes. 3222 M St., NW (entrance located on Wisconsin Ave.); 202-625-6500.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.