Bakersfield to get upscale bowling, entertainment venue

Bakersfield to get upscale bowling, entertainment venue

The area around Buck Owens Boulevard may soon be known as Bakersfield’s entertainment destination, especially after an Agoura Hills-based management company announced they are bringing an upscale bowling alley to the area.

The BLVD, will be located at 3200 Buck Owens Blvd occupying the former Home Base location and adding to the existing area development which includes Rush Air Sports, The Bakersfield Karting Experience and Temblor Brewing Company.

David C. Bynum, president of The BLVD announced today the new entertainment and dining concept, which is expected to open later this year.

The 45,000-plus square foot venue will offer a full-service restaurant, 22 state-of-the-art bowling lanes with a VIP bowling section, outdoor beer garden with 2 bocce ball courts, a spacious covered patio, 3 full-service bars, interactive games, billiard tables, a two story locally themed laser tag arena, indoor ropes course, live entertainment, private party areas and meeting rooms for corporate get-togethers. The BLVD will provide an immersive environment for sports enthusiasts, with huge 15-foot screens over the bowling lanes and over 40 HDTVs throughout the venue, including several 80-inch screens.

The BLVD will have a thoughtfully crafted menu featuring gastro pub style farm to table cuisine. Shared plates include items ranging from shishito peppers, creamy rice, fresh guacamole and meatballs. Guests who are interested in larger meals will be able to choose from dishes such as our signature hearth-oven pizzas with fresh pizza dough, street tacos, hand crafted burgers and short ribs. The full-service, casual dining experience will include local ingredients, an open-exhibition kitchen and outdoor patio with fire pits, and will accommodate seats for up to 625 with indoor and outdoor seating.

The family-friendly entertainment venue will also include 60 interactive arcade games. Guests of all ages will be able to win a variety of exclusive prizes from the retail store, which will offer a large selection of premium merchandise for redemption of game winnings.

For the 21-and-over crowd, The BLVD will feature a private 8-lane boutique bowling area with HDTVs, comfortable sofa seating and lounge area for the ultimate private party and sports viewing experience. The area will include a private bar, billiard tables and plenty of space to socialize.

In addition on selected weekends, live bands and DJs from the local area will provide a wide assortment of entertainment to patrons. Plus each of the three bars will feature signature drinks, expansive bourbon selection, a comprehensive wine list, and a large selection of local and handcrafted draft beers, spiked teas & mules and premium brown liquor selection.

“We’re thrilled to bring The BLVD to Bakersfield and to be opening a venue that promises great food and fun for adults as well as the entire family,” said David C. Bynum, President. “The BLVD is the perfect venue for adults, corporate clients, families and friends to get together in a fun, high-energy environment with the added excitement of bowling, Americana cuisine, interactive games and live music. We’re thrilled to share this experience with our community.”

Construction on The BLVD is expected to commence later this month with a target opening of late 2017.

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