Pinstripes is a unique dining and entertaining complex that features bowling, bocce, and an Italian-American bistro. They’ve got locations in Northbrook, South Barrington, and Oak Brook, but why should the suburbs have all the fun? This Saturday their newest location opens in downtown Chicago.
This is no Kingpin bowling alley. Located in the River East Art Center, Pinstripes will fill 33,000 square feet with bowling lanes, indoor-outdoor bocce courts, and banquet spaces large enough for 600 guests. There’s also an outdoor patio and fireplaces. The food is a few (quite a few) steps above nachos and cardboard-crusted pizza. Instead, you’ll be able to order an apples and brussels sprout salad, prosciutto fig flatbread, or gnocchi and ahi tuna. The menu features organic and free-range meats, homemade soups, and an entire gluten-free section. They’re even participating in Chicago Restaurant Week, which begins this Friday.
Pinstripes is basically what bowling alleys want to be when they grow up.
Stop by this Saturday when they open, and stay tuned for upcoming events. They’ve got plans to host wine dinners, beer tastings, live music, and more.
Pinstripes River East is located at 435 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL. You can find more information at pinstripes.com and by calling 312-527-3140.