It’s been years since I spent any significant time in an arcade. I used to spend a lot of time (and a lot of quarters) at the arcade at Northglenn Mall (back when it was a mall). And my parents dragged me to the old bowling alley on Thursday nights for their league. When I was at either the arcade or the bowling alley – it felt like I was a being a little rebel (I’m not really much of a rebel). Those old alleys were not a place that a clean-cut girl from the suburbs – but maybe an adult. Sort of like a seedy bar where certainly a 15 year old me didn’t belong. But now – Lucky Strike and FTW (For The Win) at the Denver Pavilions puts a whole new spin on what an arcade and bowling alley can be. It is a place where fun belongs for people of all ages – adults and kids alike.
The bowling alley, while small, was clean and fun. As we bowled, we ate the gastro pub inspired foods. The nachos were not really chips and cheese like we’re used to but all the fixings of nachos on top of French fries. They were delicious if not a bit messy. We had wings and cheese curds. Our choices were probably not good for any diet food and to be honest we didn’t even look to see if there were salad choices. The drinks were also fun. They fixed my daughter a mock-tail with fruits/juices that she said was great. I had a mixed drink that was delicious.