The Painted Pin for “Old-School” Weekend Family Fun

The Painted Pin, located in Buckhead, is an upscale bowling alley and bar that you just have to see to believe.

Normally, The Painted Pin in an upscale bar and entertainment venue that is for only those 21+, but on Saturdays and Sundays before 5 p.m., families of all ages are welcome.

The Painted Pin is features 20 full service lanes in an industrial warehouse space in the heart of Buckhead’s Miami Circle in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ready to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about The Painted Pin!


The Painted Pin Bowling

Forget what you currently know about the average bowling lane experience. The Painted Pin is fancy, swanky, and lovely…even with kids. Nope, no cold plastic seats with a 1×1 square table for your 3-day-old hot dog. Relax in oversized comfy leather sofas. Order cocktails and killer eats that come out on a large wooden coffee table. You won’t want to leave.

Bowling prices are more expensive than what you’d find at a typical bowling alley, but you’re getting a great atmosphere and amenities here. Monday-Thursday, bowling is $50/hour per lane, and it’s $60/hour per lane Fridays-Sundays. Each lane can hold a max of 6 bowlers.

Shoe rental is $5 and socks are also $5.

When we visited on a weekend before 5 p.m. with our boys, my youngest was only 2 years old. He loved it! They even had the perfect pair of shoes for him to rent. When we arrived, we told them the boys needed the gutter guards, but mom and dad did not. (Although…I probably should have!) The computer took care of it for us from there.


The Painted Pin Games

When your hour is up, grab your drink and head to the games section where everything is free. Try bocce ball, hoops, skee ball, skittles, ping-pong tables, 12 foot shuffleboard, and more. I loved being able to play skee ball with the littles… showing them how to play, etc without having to worry about tokens and tickets and annoying things like that!

Pub skittles is really fun, so be sure to look up the game before you come. It’s not too often that kids can throw a large wooden piece of wood…indoors…on purpose!


The Painted Pin for “Old-School” Weekend Family Fun

Let’s talk food. The selections here are creative and fun…AND DELICIOUS! You can order while you are bowling like we did, or belly up to a table or at an open sitting area.

For appys, try the pin fries…the pesto aioli is unbeatable. For something heavier, order the Meatball Queso Fundido. It was heavenly…served in a small cast iron skillet, to boot. Ground meatballs in a spicy red sauce, capped with melted cheese and served with corn chips for dipping.

For hearty selections, try the fried oyster slider or the braised pork tacos. The spicy chorizo pizza also looked amazing. They also offer wood fired pizzas.

For kids, pick the cheese pizza, grilled beef hot dog with fries or a cheeseburger with fries. Thumbs up from our guys!


The Painted Pin for “Old-School” Weekend Family Fun

We had a great time bringing the kids. It’s fun for a rainy weekend or when the Georgia heat becomes unbearable. But here’s the thing….I want to go back with just hubby! Every weekday and weekends after 5pm the place is jammin’ with the over 21 crowd. It’s the ideal place for a double date.

This bowling alley has a full-service bar. We recommend trying to Moscow Mule.


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The Painted Pin for “Old-School” Weekend Family Fun