Garland just got a ridiculously large destination to dine and drink while catching the latest blockbuster flick or rolling a strike.
Strike + Reel, named after its starring bowling and cinema attractions, opened on Thursday, December 19 (5902 N. President George Bush Highway). All-day hours are Sunday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., and until 2 a.m. on weekends (and opening 9 a.m. on Saturday).
The 90,000-square-foot North Texas newcomer houses 24 bowling lanes and eight dine-in movie auditoriums outfitted with heated recliners under one roof.
Along with shareables, pizza, handhelds, main plates, salads, desserts, and a kid’s menu, adults can choose from cocktails like a Mezcal Manhattan and martini, along with 24 draft beers, 12 tapped wines, and boozy shakes. Guests can eat and drink lane-side, in a movie theater recliner, or at Strike + Reel’s restaurant.
Highlights include “Epic Cheese Fries” loaded with tater tots, pepper jack, applewood-smoked bacon, chopped brisket, chorizo, fried jalapeños, queso, jalapeño ranch, pico de gallo and scallions; Buffalo Chicken pizza; a Cuban panini; and a diet-busting dessert dubbed the The Titanic, built with massive scoops of ice cream, bananas, berry compote, chocolate and strawberry syrup, whipped cream, and brownies.
The opening comes on the heels of another “eatertainment” complex arrival that quickly fizzled in Dallas, with Punch Bowl Social Forth Worth lasting slightly less than three months in a multi-million dollar space.