North Bowl has officially started their Summer Happy Hours, which means the $2 deals are among us. Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., the $2 specials will include bowling, shoe rental, original tots, Tecate cans and tullamore Dew shots. What more could you need? Well if your answer is the World Cup, then you’re in luck because you can watch the games there too.
On Wednesdays and Sundays, the special will continue into the night for a late night happy hour.
Want to show off your tots? Well here’s your chance. North Bowl is holding their first ever Tot Chef competition on July 20th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and they’re looking for 10 competitors to enter. As long as you bring your own recipe and necessary ingredients, North Bowl will provide the tots. And if you’re more interested in eating the tots than making them, stop by the free event to try all the recipes and pick your favorite. For more information or to enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sixpoint Brewery and North Bowl are joining together tonight for one last summer industry night party. The Northern Liberties bowling alley is offering $2 Sixpoint Sweet Action drafts and $4 Sweet Action and Tullamore Dew specials starting at 7 p.m.
At 9 p.m. a free tot bar will be available as well as $2 bowling. Sixpoint sales guy “Jersey” Dan will be spinning 80s records till midnight.
We’ve been sitting on the unconfirmed story that the fine folk behind North Bowl are opening South Bowl on Oregon Avenue forever. So long, we kind of forgot it was a thing. But the Passyunk Post is here to remind us, yes, it is indeed happening.
South Bowl is looking to open this fall at 19 E Oregon Avenue, just down the block from Tony Luke’s, Cheerleaders, and well, not much else (except IKEA). But a good bowling alley that isn’t constantly backed up, close to I-95, Delaware Avenue and the stadiums, run by the top notch folk at North Bowl is a big win.
For the month of March, nine Northern Liberties bars are getting together and making sure they don’t pour the same beer twice. They’re calling it Northern Exposure and plan to offer an unrivaled draft list of over 100 unique beers through the month.
There is no cover charge or tickets, just pay as you go for beers. They’re encouraging small, self-guided bar crawls and there will be Beer Passports to help record the beers tried. Complete one brewer’s offerings in the month and get some free swag.
Bell’s is rolling out their Hopslam Ale around town this week. Tonight you can try the “biting, bitter, tongue bruiser of an ale” at North Bowl. $20 gets you shoe rental, bowling and a beer. There will be four Bell’s beers on tap for $4 all night.
The Commerce Square Du Jour quietly opened its doors this week, and Market Street workers are all cheering that we now have a viable option for takeout salads nearby. (OK, at least this Market Street worker is.) And while Marty Grims has been quite busy — he shut down the Du Jour in the Symphony House a few months ago and reconfigured it to be Asian eatery Chew Man Chu — he and his team were able to bring in some new menu items to this second location.