#226 – Luxury Bowling is a Reality at 300 Atlanta! Clean, Plush and Smoke-Free – Is This Really a Bowling Alley?
There’s more than a small part of me that loves bowling. I’m not good at it, and quite frankly, more often than not, it frustrates me since I hate to lose. But on top of all that, it’s just so much fun! It’s a great date night (my hubby and I recently went for our second anniversary and had a total blast!), a crazy girls’ night, and I’ve even spent more than one Halloween night, bowling in costume with a huge group of friends!
The worst part about bowling is the bowling alleys – they tend to be dirty, smoky, old, often with questionable food and warm beer. 300 Atlanta is totally different – it’s like the anti-bowling alley!
You walk in and are immediately greeted and assigned a lane. A full-service attendant helps you find correctly-fitting shoes (that look newer than the usual) and assists you in finding the perfect ball – at a comfortable weight with the right size finger holes! Each lane has a lane captain, who will take care of you for the duration of your bowling – replacing your ball (if you decide it’s the wrong weight/size), taking your food and drink orders, restarting your game and helping with any technical difficulties, and more. You never have to leave your lane to seek out an employee to help you – there’s one nearby to help you throughout the night, so you can just enjoy yourself!
Above the lanes is a row of huge TV screens, alternating music videos and (on the night we were there) NFL football. The music is pulsing, but it’s not so loud that you can’t have a conversation. The food is more than decent – better than any bowling alley food I’ve ever had – and it’s hot when it arrives; the beer is cold and the bar is huge (if you need to step away from your lane to keep from throwing the ball in a tantrum).
There are tons of specials, too, to alleviate the higher price – for example, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to close, $15 bowling (including shoe rental), and Ladies Night on Sundays, 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM, with $3 bowling, $3 shoe rental, and $5 menu options. While 300 is a little pricier than your average bowling alley, to me it was worth the marginally higher price to have a clean, full-service, SMOKE-FREE (per the Dekalb County ordinance) bowling experience.