Thursday, June 14, 2007

North Bowl

A new genre of bowling has landed in Philadelphia. No longer are these establishments all characterized by stale nachos and cheap beer. Specifically, North Bowl on 2nd street in Northern Liberties is a cool place to hang out and drink cheap beer. Or expensive beer. But I happen to like the cheap variety. We went on a Wednesday night, when North Bowl runs a special after 10pm, $2 shoes, $2 games, $2 PBR, and $2 tater tots. This is a popular night at North Bowl, so if you're planning on going, go a little before 10 and reserve a lane. What makes North Bowl even more special is their menu. They have real food! Sandwiches and salads as well as a number of creative appetizers are all available for a reasonable price.
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My favorite thing to munch on at North Bowl is their Mac & Cheese. While not as good as Shannon's over at A Full Plate, it is delicious in it's own right. And topped with crushed goldfish cheese crackers, a nice touch.
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They also offer corn dogs and a vegetarian version of the corn dog, served with yellow mustard, ketchup and tater tots. Reminiscent of cafeteria food, but way better.

For cheap bowling, cold beer and good eats, head to North Bowl.

North Bowl
909 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Mon. - Fri. 5:00pm – 2:00am
Sat. & Sun. 11:00am – 2:00am


  1. Taylor said...
    I'm so there! Veggie corn dogs! I've been waiting for summer to bowl. (Don't know why it seems like a summer thing?) I guess it's summer, huh? I hope they have liquor. Nothing better than drunk bowling... Well, drunk disco bowling.
    E said...
    Taylor - They definitely have liquor. I've had a really good margarita there on occasion. On the night that this particular mac and cheese was consumed they were starting a promotion with Cruzan Rum, and were giving out free samples of mixed drinks made with the new products.

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