All Star Lanes Brick Lane

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Address
The Old Truman Brewery,
87 Brick Lane,
London,
E1 6QR
United Kingdom

Tel:
+44 207 426 9200

Door:
Go early

Style:
Sports bar

Recommended for:
Bowling/skittles

Price guide:
Middling

Food:
Full menu

Review last reviewed on 29/10/2010

The biggest of this four-strong collection of American-style bowling alleys is hidden Tardis-like on trendy Brick Lane. A small street frontage gives way first to a diner named Luncheonette, featuring Southern-style classics, and then nine bowling lanes and a cocktail bar.

You don't need to have one of the lanes to come drinking here (but if you want one be sure to book). A 20ft copper-topped bar dispenses classic US cocktails, beers and a wide range of bourbons - claimed to be the largest collection in the UK. Large booths favour groups.

A list of fruity 'favourites' heads the list ahead of more sweet, fruity drinks served in jam jars, a selection of tiki cocktails, a short list of classics and a nice line in pitchers that include a pisco-based punch.

Drinks are competent if not show-stopping - but don't forget there was a recent time when bowling alleys meant cola and chips, and these are still definitely among the best around. Upstairs, there's a 100-capacity private room with its own three bowling lanes.

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