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Bowlero Bethesda Rolls Out New Look and Menu With a Five-Pound Burger

The reinvented bowling alley plays up big appetites

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Bowlero Bethesda is now open.
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Bethesda’s Bowlmor AMF just got a complete retro-themed overhaul, remerging as Bowlero Bethesda with 100-ounce cocktails and diet-busting hot dogs stretching two feet in length.

The newly renovated venue (5353 Westbard Avenue, Bethesda, Md.) features 34 lanes accented by black lights, lounge seating, and high-definition video walls at the end of the lanes that airs everything from live sports to music videos and family films. Maryland also has two other Bowlero brands, in College Park and Timonium, and the food crazy company also has a branch in Centreville, Va.

Entertainment options include a new arcade and gaming section with Mario Kart, basketball, darts, and billiards. The updated design include Edison light fixtures, herringbone-patterned floors, and retro wall decor. A new bar setup, serving cocktails, wines, and, beer, is lined with flat-screen TVs.

The menu is designed for binging, complete with an “XXL” gigantic pretzel, jumbo chocolate chip cookie, and sharable cocktails like a 100-ounce mule. The double-decker “monster” burger comes in at 1,360 calories. Lighter options include sandwiches, salads, and wraps.

The bowling alley opens for business Monday through Thursday starting at 4 p.m., Fridays at 2 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.

A grand opening party, hosted by Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson, is planned for Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. That day the bowling alley will break out their five-pound “Behemoth” burgers and five-layer pizza cakes, its signature novelty items added to the menu for bigger events.

Bethesda already has another dining mecca-meets-bowling alley with Midwestern-based brand Pinstripes, which opened at the Pike & Rose complex a year ago.

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