Here I have a map I created of my outing last evening. I’m new to the world of Google Maps, so I hope this will suffice. I took the PATCO train to the 8th and Market stop. From there, I walked to Old City, right by Chestnut Street and chose several bars that I thought seemed interesting. Follow my journey virtually, but also give it a shot one night. I had a great time. And feel free to leave me comments on other bars around the area that I should have checked out. There were definitely a lot of options. I think it will take me a while to hit them all.
Since I’m technologically challenged, I had some difficulty posting these photos to my map. So here you can get a sense of what my evening was like and then follow along on my map as well. Enjoy!
Last night I decided to check out Pinsetter Bar and Bowl in Pennsauken. There was a live cover band in the bar area, which was packed with people. The whole building is dimly lit, with florescent lights along the lanes. There were projection screens lining the lanes displaying music videos and sports games. There is a small dining area where you can sit and be waited on, or you can order right from your lane, which is what my party did. They do check ID’s after about 10, so if you’re under 21, ignore this post.
I have to say, I was impressed with the entire idea behind the alley. It is a bar atmosphere with live music and people mingling, mixed with bowling. It was $4.50 per game, with a 3 dollar shoe rental (and yes, the shoes are still the hideous neon orange). However, they do have better deals if you go during the week. My friends and I ordered the mozzarella sticks, fried mac and cheese and a few sodas and bowled the night away. The menu was decently priced and had a much broader selection then the usual pizza and beer.
I definitely recommend checking Pinsetters out. I had a blast and it didn’t break the bank. I got away with spending less than $30.