I wanted to find a place that I could review for people looking for an alternative to club life on a Friday night. In an effort to do so I drove to Plano to the Plano Super Bowl. I heard that they had a live DJ on Friday nights but I figured if it’s at a bowling alley it would have to be an alternative to a normal nightclub.
Upon arrival I noticed that the PSB Bar and Lounge has a totally separate entrance than the bowling alley. I think this is a great idea because it gives you the opportunity to choose the atmosphere that you are looking for. I entered in through the bowling alley side where they turned the lights down low and the black light bowling was in full effect. It looked like I had entered the star trek bowling league and I even got caught looking at all the lights like i was a tourist. As soon as I got through the door I was invited to “wobble” with a group of young ladies that I had never met. I was glad that I didn’t actually know any of them because there is no way that I would have embarrassed myself that way in front of a group of my friends. For those of you who may not know, the “wobble” is a dance and after three minutes of wobbling I was tired and my next stop was the concession stand.
The bartenders were nice, even though they made fun of me for ordering a Shirley Temple, and the food was actually really good. After I had been sitting there for a while talking and laughing with everyone at the bar, I realized that I had been at a bowling alley for about an hour and hadn’t even asked about bowling yet. Even though I was a little lazy from thoroughly enjoying the pulled pork nachos, I got up and made my way to the front desk to ask about the cost of bowling. For $23.95 per hour you can rent out a lane or you can pay $5.25 per person per game. Apparently I was a much better bowler when I was in high school but everyone around me was having way too much fun to care about the fact that I didn’t even get a three digit score.
After the game, my new group of friends and I made our way back to the lounge to see what was going on back there and DJ Henn’s mix of hip hop, old school, pop and dubstep was remarkable and put a perfect end to my night.
As usual I asked 10 people how they ranked the event and the average was a 4 out 5 stars. I think that this is a wonderful alternative to clubs in Toronto on a Friday night and even if you are solo the friendly people there will ensure that you have an incredible time.