Spherical sports have distinct advantages over rectangular sports, such as Rubik's cubing and throwing bricks into windows. Roll your way to feasting and fun with today's Groupon to Pinstripes, a combined bowling, bocce, and bistro hub with locations in Northbrook and South Barrington. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get $40 toward bowling, bocce ball, and bistro cuisine.
- For $12, you get one adult admission to Pinstripes' Sunday brunch (a $24 value).
Packed with tournament-ready entrants that tempt taste buds in any environment, Pinstripes' bistro menu lets sporting supper seekers dish up on the lanes and courts, in the dining room, or on the outdoor patio. Fill the first frame of your meal with a small plate, such as the antipasto-and-cheese platter ($12), before summoning a pizza from the wood-fired oven, such as the sweet-and-savory prosciutto fig flatbread ($12).
Purist pours from the extensive wine list can be complemented by creative mixed drinks, including the candy-coated chocolate martini made with real Godiva chocolate ($10), which acts as a perfect chaser for house-made s'mores ($6).
Once your belly tank is fully fueled, strap on some bowling shoes and complimentary USBC-approved socks ($4) for a battle royale against pins ($1–$7 per person per game, depending on time of day). Or roll small balls toward a smaller ball while sabotaging other balls during a game of bocce, which can be played either indoors or out ($1–$10, depending on time of day).
Wandering weekenders might opt to book passage for one aboard Pinstripes' Sunday brunch, which blends breakfast staples such as made-to-order omelets with hearty slabs of prime rib and other midday mainstays. Pinstripes' brunch also includes a complimentary mimosa, whose champagne and orange juice give citrus its best adult upgrade since the release of grapefruit-scented tax forms. Today's Groupon is not valid on major Sunday holidays, including Easter, Mother's Day, and Crawfish Independence Day.
Splash magazine featured a review of Pinstripes. When reviewing the Northbrook location, Zagat ranks the business as good to very good, TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl eyes, nearly 60 Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average, and Yahoo! Travelers give it a four-star average. The Barrington location receives a four-star average from Google Mappers, a 3.5-star average from more than 40 Yelpers, and a 4.4-star average from Metromix users.
- Bowling and Bocce Bistro is an experience for the whole family. – Joel P. Shrago, Splash
- It is a whole experience. Not only a bistro but also has bacci [sic] ball courts and bowling alleys. Who would expect fine dining at a place like this? But in fact the food is great and the service even better! – Hpmicks, TripAdvisor