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Pinstripes Bowling, Bocce and Italian Food Opening in Georgetown this January

by Prince Of Petworth December 5, 2013 at 11:30 am 14 Comments

1000 block of Wisconsin Ave, NW

From a press release:

“Combining an impressive blend of bocce courts, bowling lanes, Italian/American cuisine, fine wines and live jazz music, Pinstripes is excited to announce that construction efforts are underway, and a January 2014 opening is planned at The Shops at Georgetown Park. Located on Wisconsin Avenue and overlooking the historic C & O Georgetown Canal, Pinstripes will occupy 34,000 square feet of first and second floor space, and will bring a fresh new entertainment venue to Washington, DC.

Pinstripes offers a unique dining and entertainment experience featuring Italian and American cuisine, combined with well-appointed bowling lanes and bocce courts. The Georgetown location is grand and picturesque, featuring 14 bowling lanes, six bocce courts, a bistro and extensive wine cellar, an outdoor patio with dramatic views of the C & O canal and event space accommodating 20 to 600 people. Guests can curl up with a blanket in front of the outdoor fireplace with a cocktail or gather friends for an evening of bocce and dinner. The Pinstripes experience is welcoming and memorable, and the Georgetown location will feature quality design which enlivens its stunning, historic location.

Pinstripes will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, and is currently taking reservations for private events and parties. In celebration of its opening, Pinstripes is sponsoring a Grand Opening Community Art Contest, with prizes for various age groups, and much of the artwork featured in thevenue will be by local artists and young, inspiring artists-to-be. For moreinformation about the art contest, please contact Sandie Montgomery, Pinstripes Event Director at 630/400-3960.”

  • Jack5

    Bocce & Bowling? What year is this?! lol.

    I wonder what happened to the food court downstairs, they had the best Chinese restaurant there that closed about 2 years ago… They said the mall was foreclosed upon and that everyone had to move out at one point… Would be good for an update on how the mall is now.

    • andy2

      Read Georgetown Metropolitan for comprehensive coverage of the Mall – Topher has done a good job of discussing Vornado’s plans.

      • Anonymous


  • Anon

    What is so dramatic about the views?

  • Anonymous

    Aw, why give it such a hard time? I’ve been to another one of their locations and the food is good, the drinks are cheap, and the bocce and bowling are both excellent ways to pass an evening with friends.

    • Anonymous

      Seriously. We all complain when yet another small plates place opens, but then a place that provides something different and potentially fun opens up, and we complain.

      • Anonymous

        we are not one.

    • I really don’t see anyone giving it a particularly hard time…

  • Anonymous

    There’s tons of students in the neighborhood who will patronize this establishment. It will do great, don’t worry.

    • Anonymous

      I could also see this being popular with families. There’s a recipe for success: appeal to families during the day and to college students late at night.

      • bmoredc

        Yeah, similarly for group outings where you want to appeal to a range of interests–I probably wouldn’t choose to do bowling or bocce on my own or with a friend, but my office did a bowling outing and it was fun. You’re up and about, so it’s not like you have to do heavy socializing or have deep conversations if you feel awkward about doing that with coworkers; people who want to drink can have a drink, but (unlike happy hour, say) doesn’t revolve around drinking for those who don’t drink.

    • Anonther

      Families with kids will go there, too.

  • DMVist

    Sounds like a modern take on Dave n’ Busters – no thanks!

    • Anonymous

      You weren’t invited anyway, so I think we’re all square here. Cheers.


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