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Hip new entertainment destination bowls over Upper Kirby with bocce and booze

New entertainment destination bowls over Upper Kirby with bocce, booze

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Bocce and bowling await.  Pinstripes/Facebook
Pinstripes Upper Kirby
Pinstripes shiny new Houston location.  Rendering courtesy of Pinstripes
Pinstripes Upper Kirby bocce
Pinstripes Upper Kirby

There’s a new entertainment complex coming to town.

Sprawling across 33,000 square feet in Houston’s rapidly evolving Upper Kirby, Pinstripes, a dining-and-entertainment destination, is set to open this fall. The concept combines Italian-American cuisine with bowling and bocce. It’ll be located in The Kirby Collection, at 3333 Lake St., and offer fine dining and craft cocktails along with 13 bowling lanes and six indoor and outdoor bocce courts. This is the first Pinstripes in Houston and only the second in Texas.

Pinstripes’ two-story set-up should provide guests with all the space they could want for an evening or afternoon of food and games. In addition to the made-from-scratch Italian fare and a well-crafted cocktail list, Pinstripes will offer wines from its carefully considered wine cellar and event spaces that can accommodate an intimate gathering of 20 or a massive meeting of 1,000 people.

Guests can relax year-round on outdoor patios on both the first and second floors. With modern décor and state-of-the-art architectural design elements, Pinstripes’ Kirby Collection location will feature quality design consistent with the other features of the development.

As for dining, look for menu options such as maple-glazed salmon, filet mignon, wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, salads, handcrafted sandwiches, gelato, and more. Every item will be made in-house, including rotating seasonal chef specialties. A thoughtfully selected wine list, curated handcrafted cocktails and an ever-changing craft beer selection will round out the beverage offerings.

Lunch and dinner will be served seven days a week. Also on tap are a happy hour, a late night menu and weekend brunches. The venue is already taking reservations for private events and parties.

“Pinstripes Houston will be our eleventh location, and our second to open in the great state of Texas. We pride ourselves in offering a retreat for everyone, from families and friends to couple’s date night and wedding parties, and are excited to share that experience with a new city,” said Dale Schwartz, Pinstripes founder and CEO, in a statement. “We look forward to bringing ‘strikingly good food and fun’ to the vibrant city of Houston and the surrounding community, as well as hiring 125 passionate and thoughtful team members.”