After conducting failed experiments with braised coasters and deep-fried napkin rings, restaurateurs concluded that food was still the best way to sate hungry patrons. Indulge in classic comestibles with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of American fare at 4th Street Bar & Grill, located inside The Corner Alley.
A happy melding of restaurant and bowling center, The Corner Alley and 4th Street Bar & Grill nourish entertainment-craving guests with an extensive menu of lunch and dinner fare. Between turns at the lane, rouse palates with an order of sesame-crusted calamari, crisped in a sesame seed batter and drizzled with wasabi-citrus aioli and teriyaki glaze ($8.99). A hearty 14-ounce rib eye pleases palates with a succulent garlic herb marinade and house-made steak sauce, wrapping tongues in tastes as comforting as hickory-flavored footie pajamas ($18.99). Layered selections range from a savory, mozzarella-laden meatball sub ($7.99) to the smoky barbecue burger, served with pepper-jack cheese, bacon, and crispy onion straws for sipping the restaurant's secret barbecue sauce ($9.99). Finish the meal by sharing turkey-perfecting technique over a delectable dessert, such as the dreamily decadent key-lime cheesecake ($4.95).
4th Street Bar & Grill – The Corner Alley
Rather than limit themselves to serving creative, Cleveland-inspired cuisine or to hosting late-night bowlers sipping from frothy pint glasses, the founders of 4th Street Bar & Grill – The Corner Alley decided to do both. Inside spacious, sleek environs, servers at the bowling alley’s 4th Street Bar & Grill dole out pierogis—dumplings stuffed with potato and smoked cheddar cheese—and oven-baked pizzas, such as the Alley Pie, topped with cheese and fresh basil. Local draft brews from Buckeye Brewing, Brew Kettle, and Hoppin’ Frog or one of more than 20 locally-inspired cocktails and martinis accompany meals and pin-pulverizing sessions at one of 16 lanes. Satellite-selected sounds pump through speakers, and patrons can control tunes from a special app on their phone or speak directly to Meatloaf through the jukebox.
Whether they’re there to bowl, eat, drink, or finally understand gravity, up to 600 people can gather inside the ample quarters. Groups of 4–45 revelers can populate the Mezzanine, a private party room hoisted atop an elevated platform and replete with several flat-screen TVs. Millionaire’s Row plays host to 100 guests, who can bowl on four private lanes, sip martinis at the Back Alley bar, or lay quietly atop the billiards table. And inside the 2,000-square-foot Spare Room, up to 90 friends can dine on a customizable menu as well as play billiards, air hockey, foosball, darts, and skeeball.