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Monday, April 15, 2019

Bowling alley will become an 'eatertainment' center

The Annandale bowling center will be totally redone.
The Bowlero Corp.’s $2.5 million renovation of the Annandale bowling alley is expected to start in late spring.

When completed, it will be an “eatertainment” center with “the largest bar in Annandale,” a full kitchen with an executive chef, and “the largest game arcade in Northern Virginia” with 120 high-tech games, says Andrew Keys, general manager.

The bar and restaurant will have waiters and a more extensive menu. There won’t be a snack bar. 

In the bowling area, all the chairs and tables will be replaced with lounge seating. The check-in station, rental shoes, floors, bathrooms, bowling pins, and balls will all be upgraded or replaced.

Keys says Bowlero CEO Tom Shannon grew up in Annandale, so he is going all out on this project. 

The only things that won’t be be replaced are the actual bowling lanes, which Keys says are among the smoothest on the East Coast.

The new center will be available for corporate events and private parties, as well as bowling leagues.

Customers shouldn’t expect a price increase. “The prices now are what they will be,” Keys says, and there will continue to be specials.

Currently there’s a $2 Tuesday night special with $2.22 for games, beer, Long Island iced tea, and tacos; and $20 for four hours of bowling on Fridays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.


  1. Sounds awesome. Maybe Tom Shannon should be come our District Supervisor to encourage more private enterprise that would increase tax revenue to stimulate Mason's economy.

    This would be much more welcome than a high rise homeless shelter, County social services headquarters, more section 8 housing and an interim park that does nothing but sap Mason's energy, tax base and chase away exiting homeowners and potential new comers that bring greenbacks to the area.

    1. God, I bet people HATE having to shop for your presents. And I bet your thank-you notes suck, too.

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  3. Awesome! Haven’t bowled in a few years, my husband and I will definitely be dropping by! Will be fun to have a nice place in the hood.

  4. Grooooovy!

  5. Will the lanes be dressed daily, it will it change to once a week like the Bolero in Centreville which is an awful lane condition

  6. Can they put some pinball machines and old school games like Asteroids in the arcade too?

  7. Awesome! Can't wait to visit.