A popular Williamsburg bowling alley will open a new location on the Lower East Side on Oct. 1.
The Gutter will hold its grand opening for its new Essex Crossing outpost, located in the lower level of 77 Essex Street between Delancey and Broome, on Oct. 1. The Brooklyn-based company also has an alley in Long Island City, said the owner.
“We’re thrilled to be part of Essex Crossing on the Lower East Side, one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods,” said The Gutter’s owner, Todd C. Powers. “We look forward to seeing you on the lanes.”
The 12-lane alley is the first bowling alley on the Lower East Side, and will be open every day from noon to 4 am. Kids are welcome when accompanied by an adult over the age of 21 until 7 pm. After 7 pm, only adults 21 and over can take to the lanes, Powers said.
The bowling alley also features brick over pizza and a 100-foot bar topped with reclaimed bowling lanes that serves up to 24 craft beers on tap, as well as a variety of spirits, hard seltzers, and ciders. Visitors can also play on vintage pinball machines, partake in classic table games, and watch a variety of sports and shows four large screen TVs.
Outdoor dining will be available along Ludlow Street as well as indoor dining at 25-percent capacity starting Oct. 1. The Gutter is following state and federal guidelines, and is taking additional precautions to ensure the safety of all guests and staff, Powers noted.
The developers of Essex Crossing, a sprawling, bazaar-like marketplace in the Lower East Side, said the bowling alley will add a fun new element to the diverse complex.
“We are excited to welcome NYC’s best bowling venue, The Gutter, to Essex Crossing as the first bowling alley on the Lower East Side,” said S. Andrew Katz, the head of the Prusik group. “From The Gutter and International Center of Photography to the historic Essex Market and the Market Line, Essex Crossing is open for business and we’re excited to welcome visitors back this fall.”
For more information on hours, menus, safety protocols, rules for bowling and more, visit The Gutter LES website at www.TheGutterBarLES.com.
This article first appeared on AMNY.com.