TAVERN+BOWL is a fantastic place to try to eat, drink, party and bowl! Yes, bowling lanes alongside the sports bar & restaurant.
Daniel Hurd founded the first one 11 years ago when San Diego’s West Village district started to thrive. With 2 locations in Southern California, San Diego, and one in Costa Mesa, there are so many things to do besides just watching one of the many sports TVs. The East Village San Diego location has 12 bowling lanes, two bars, and an upstairs lounge filled with comfy sofas for parties or viewing private sports events.
The menu is filled with a lot of comfort food made daily in their scratch kitchen, and of course some of everyone’s favorite bar items. There are over 30 draft beers to pick from including 6 of their own brands, Good, Bad, Ugly Brewing Co, numerous sliders, mac and cheese dishes, fresh and tasty salads, flat-breads, beer battered fish and chips, tacos, and Philly cheese steaks. Sandwiches are huge, and you must try the garlic Parmesan fries as your side, which is marvelous.
Located on a corner with plenty of parking all around and only two blocks to the Padres Stadium, this is the place to stop and stay either before or after a game. You can have two simultaneous parties as the bowling lanes are separated into 6 lanes each. Perfect place for corporate buyouts, as the constant stream of conventioneers, discover each week or private bashes during comic-con, with celebrities including Channing Tatum & Halle Berry renting it out. Clean, upbeat and great bartenders and waiters.
All locations feature their own beer brand called GBU (Good Bad Ugly Brewing Co), and even bottle and sell their own logoed hot sauces. Come in for Tuesdays, Margarita Martes featuring $1 Tequila poppers and $2 Tacos, $3 Pacifico, Tecate & more. Or ½ off Hump Day of Wednesday, for select appetizers, draft beers, or bowling.
Friday Night Flights will begin this summer with $5 for 5 samples. They also serve Gluten free and Vegetarian. My longtime friend, Robyn Spencer has taken over group sales for all the locations, and she can definitely help you with any party or concept you might need.