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CertifiKID Field Report: Lucky Strike Bethesda

Lucky Strike Bethesda Bowling

Planning a group outing that appeals equally to kids and adults can sometimes feel like an exercise in futility. When we came across Lucky Strike Bethesda, we knew it was the perfect venue for our next Team CertifiKID family event.

Conveniently located on the first level of Westfield Montgomery Mall, Lucky Strike Bethesda is part upscale sports bar, part swanky bowling venue. With funky lighting, posh décor, music pumping, and a menu filled with both inventive ‘pub grub’ and a long list of craft brews and specialty cocktails, this is not your grandparents’ bowling alley.

Lucky Strike Bethesda is smartly designed with the chic gastropub up front and the dimly lit, glowing alleys tucked away in back. They have managed to strike the perfect balance between cool adult hang out and multi-generational family fun all in one pretty sweet looking venue.

Lucky Strike Bethesda Bowling

When we arrived, Lucky Strike Bethesda's welcoming staff escorted us back to our private party area with our own lanes, seating and dining areas. The kids headed straight for the bowling balls, while the adults settled into cushy leather sofas. With big TVs stationed at every lane, Lucky Strike Bethesda makes it easy for adults to sit back and chill while the kids have a blast bowling. And guard rails for the littles means no gutter balls or tears! #winning

Lucky Strike Bethesda also offers a lot of fun little extras you don't see at your average bowling alley. There's an area for corn hole and various board games strategically placed throughout, offering a nice alternative when you tire of bowling or while waiting on your next turn.

Lucky Strike Bethesda Bowling

Also markedly different from your typical bowling alley fare of rubbery hamburgers and hot dogs, Lucky Strike Bethesda's "Gastro Kitchen" offers everything from slightly dressed up pub standards like chips & guac, pretzel sticks, and wings to creative salads, sandwiches and pastas; brick oven pizzas; large plates featuring seafood, chicken and meat options; and even several different kinds of sushi. They also have your standard mac & cheese and yes, hot dogs, for the kiddos.

Our group opted for a variety of finger foods, sliders and pizzas, and of course the kid-favorite, "crispy chicken bites" (aka chicken nuggets). From the looks of the empty platters at the end of the evening, I'd say we all thoroughly enjoyed the food. And for dessert, LUCKY Charms marshmallow treats. A definite hit with the kids! They also allow you to bring in your own cake, if you'd like.

Lucky Strike Bethesda Bowling

Thanks to Lucky Strike Bethesda, this was our best Team CertifiKID family event yet! They took care of all of the details, made sure we received top notch service throughout the event, and the venue provided the perfect mix of relaxing adult entertainment and high energy kid fun we were seeking. We highly recommend Lucky Strike Bethesda for a fun outing with family or friends, or for your next private event. They will work with you to create the perfect party package to fit whatever you are looking for - kid or adult birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, bachelor/ette parties, fundraisers, corporate events and more.

Lucky Strike Bethesda Bowling

This post is sponsored by Lucky Strike Bethesda. However, we only promote businesses that we genuinely believe in and think will appeal to CertifiKID subscribers.

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