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: for $20, you get $40 worth of bowling, bocce ball, and bistro cuisine at Pinstripes in Edina.
The bistro menu at Pinstripes can be served near 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 ($13). Pizzas such as the sweet and savory prosciutto fig flatbread ($12) arrive on wooden planks fresh from the wood-fire brick oven. An extensive wine list taps straight into Pinstripes' cavernous wine cellar. The candy-coated chocolate martini made with real Godiva chocolate ($9) is a perfect chaser for chocolaty house-made s'mores ($6). Pinstripes' Sunday- brunch spread includes a custom Bloody Mary bar and a magical chocolate fountain where strawberries and marshmallows bathe in nummy nectar (adults $22, kids $12).
Pull on some officially sanctioned bowling shoes and complimentary USBC-approved socks ($4 for shoes, socks are free) for a battle royale against pins ($5 per person per game before 5 p.m., $7 per person per game after 5 p.m.). Or, roll small balls towards a smaller ball whilst sabotaging other balls during a game of bocce, which can be played either indoors or out ($8 per person per hour before 5 p.m., $10 per person per hour after 5 p.m.). Attentive servers are there to explain the rules, refill drinks, and settle score and turf disputes. Throw the pallino around to the beat of live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
While Pinstripes' Minneapolis location has just recently opened and thus lacks a surplus of online reviews, Yelpers give its Illinois branch an average of 3.5 stars.
- Good food, good service, good friends, good times. That's what comes to mind when I think about my visit to Pinstripes. – Angelina S., Yelp
- I commend the ownership for creating such a dynamic adult playground. I often dine in the restaurant (in the back) and find the food to be fresher, healthier, and tastier than most other restaurants. – Dr K, Yelp