May 23, 2016
Banff’s new retro-themed High Rollers is a must-visit this summer. This Banff Avenue hot spot hosts six 10-pin bowling lanes, bocce and foosball. It also happens to be a beer hall with delicious food.
“We wanted to build a place that was really fun with a unique social atmosphere and thought bowling was a good way for people of all ages to get together,” says operating partner Jordan Mendelman. “We followed the craft beer hall trend, but the bowling and games just take it to a new level.”
A neon outline of a retro bowler girl hangs over the entry stairs and each of the 48 draught taps is topped with a hand painted bowling pin. There is family style seating and a vintage DJ booth.
As for the bowling alley menu, quality is paramount. “I’ve always loved the huge New York style slices and this was really something we wanted to bring to Banff,” says Banff Hospitality Collective chef Liz Gagnon.
“Perfecting the dough was really important – it took a lot of trial and error but I’m really proud of what we’ve made.”
High Rollers’ menu features hand-stretched 18-inch ‘New York’ style pizzas piled high with fun toppings like mac ‘n’ cheese (our favourite) and The New Yorker that’s topped with sliced housemade meatballs, ricotta and pepperoncini. There are other classic bowling alley favourites like wings, nachos and a footlong slaw dog. Take-out is also available.
High Rollers is open daily from 11:30 am to 2 am with league night every Tuesday. Kids’ birthday parties, groups and private functions are welcomed.
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