River City Extreme Bowling and Pinz Oakdale provides a dazzling display of sensory stimulation. Bowling balls smack into pins, sending them scattering with a loud clatter. Groups cheer in tandem when strikes and spares happen, and groan animatedly when balls slip into the gutter. In the alley’s arcade room, machines buzz and ring as kids toss basketballs into hoops and send air hockey pucks through their opponents’ goal. The laser-tag arena sends armed teams through black-light-illuminated rooms. Even the alley’s sports bar and grill gets in on the action, hosting several nights a week of karaoke, trivia tournaments, and origami folding.
StoneLounge hearkens the rustic, welcoming ambiance of a mountain lodge, greeting hungry guests with a room-dominating stone-faced fireplace that smells like the good kind of burning. Amid the high ceilings and log walls, the chefs populate their lunch and dinner menus with an array of New American fare, including starters such as the southern fried chicken tenders and crab dip, which pair with walleye and myriad cuts of meat. Burgers patties in beef, crab-cake, and turkey form are whisked to the plush, high-backed booths, and flatbread pizzas come garnished with meaty toppings or collections of edible plants. Live music acts take the stage on Saturday nights, offering soulful and funky soundtracks to noshing, dancing, and debating whether the moon landing or the moon itself is the biggest federally perpetrated hoax.
Harvest Grill's guests enjoy upscale American grill cuisine made with local ingredients, as well as rustic, yet sophisticated scenery. While backdropped by a stone fireplace with twinkling candles on a wood mantel, diners dig into cracker-crusted walleye sandwiches, house-cut filet mignons, Summit-beer-battered fish 'n' chips, and squash ravioli. Wines from around the world and crisp draft beers and cocktails complement the feasts.