Bowling for Dollars

Pinstack entertainment complex hopes to bowl a strike in Plano and Fort Worth

Pinstack entertainment complex hopes to bowl a strike in Plano

Pinstack Plano
Fancy bowling coming to West Plano in 2015. Photo courtesy of Pinstack

With fancy, upscale bowling alleys sweeping across Dallas-Fort Worth, it was only a matter of time before the trend would reach West Plano. That will happen in January 2015 with the opening of Pinstack, a premier entertainment destination combining bowling lanes and restaurant.

Although that sounds a lot like Bowlmor, Bowlounge and Bowl & Barrel, the release calls Pinstack a "cutting-edge entertainment complex" that's "like nothing else in the region." Features include a full-service restaurant serving a chef-inspired menu of local and regional cuisine, a full bar, and a private dining area.

When completed, Pinstack will accommodate up to 2,000 guests with 28 state-of-the art bowling lanes with lane-side food and beverage service, a private bowling area, A/V capabilities, and Wi-Fi.

Pinstack will also include a two-level laser tag arena, a rock climbing wall and a high-ropes course suspended 20 feet above 100 of the newest video games and simulator technology. Okay, maybe Bowlmor, Bowlounge and Bowl & Barrel don't have those.

A VIP bowling lounge with eight lanes will be available for events with 20-180 guests. AV capabilities will include drop-down video screens. A slightly bigger events room will accommodate up to 250 guests and include 10 semi-private bowling lanes.

There will also be an outdoor covered patio with TVs and a granite top bar. No lanes, however.

Following Plano, a second Pinstack is slated to open in Fort Worth in 2016, at Alliance Town Center. Pinstack is operated by Entertainment Properties Group Inc., a Dallas-based group that operates five entertainment venues in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado.