Big Al's, Beaverton, OR
John is indeed correct and this is Big Al's on Barrows Rd. in Beaverton. Located in the Progress Ridge neighborhood that is right on the border of Tigard and Beaverton, this area has been booming for a couple of years now. When I lived on Bull Mountain back in 2005, they were just building the many condos, townhomes and apartments. Fast forward to 2011 and Big Al's opened up..as well as Cinetopia, and New Seasons.
Big Al's is a place to take go to enjoy bowling, arcade games and a large sports bar and grill. if you want to make day of it, you can start off at Big Al's for some Bowling and games and then head over to Cinetopia for a movie. Oh..and did I mention that Big Al's is not just for bowling and arcade games?...it also has a huge restaurant, private rooms for parties and business meetings as well as lounges for those 21 and over. I know my husband came home one day after having a business meeting here, and he said it was pretty cool. Now..like most bowling places, you can get full service food and drinks at the lanes. Thankfully, unlike bowling alleys of the past, this one is clean, open, and completely smoke free..YES!
I was going to make a video, and did get some pretty good footage...the only thing is that this was a last minute swerve into the parking lot, and I was not "packin" my camera. Hey...I figured my new fancy phone would do just the trick...right? Well..note to self, when taking video,hold the camera in a "camera like" way instead of like a phone. My videos all came out sideways..LOL. Live and learn! So, here are some pictures that I took. Note that it was pretty dark in there, so even if I did have my coolpix camera...they would be dark as well.
This place looks like fun, I might have to dust off my bowling ball and shoes!
This lounge is right next to the bowling lanes in the main floor
The young woman working was nice enough to show me these private meeting rooms..Can you see the tables??? Yea..they were dark!
Cash in those winnings!
Big Al's Beaverton. 503-748-6118. 14950 SW Barrows Rd. Beaverton, OR 97007.
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