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.
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.
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.