Bowling gets fancy at Buckhead’s Painted Pin

Hit the lanes with craft cocktails and wood-fired pizzas

Broad appeal is what we’ve come to expect in the last decade and a half from Concentrics Restaurants, the minds behind One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks, and the Spence, among others. The group’s founder, Bob Amick, has proven that even in a fickle business, he can draw in crowds and keep them coming. But does success run in the family? It would appear so.

Painted Pin
Photograph by Ryan Gibson

Amick’s son, Justin, recently struck out with business partner William Stallworth to open the Painted Pin, an ambitious bowling alley compound located in Buckhead’s Miami Circle. Really, it’s bowling on the upscale, where vintage brown leathers, chesterfield sofas, and dramatic spotlighting fuel a preppy British vibe in an industrial warehouse. Side games like bocce ball, a live DJ, and a loaded beverage program make this the ideal spot for late-night revelry.

What you’ll find
Don’t like bowling? Two bocce ball courts, a pair of pingpong tables, and a live DJ should hold your attention.

Expect craft cocktails and smart wines from Amick, who is a certified advanced sommelier.

Stay primed on satisfying pub grub like fries with pesto aioli, a beef frank coated in a malted waffle batter, and wood-fired pizzas.

Fast stats
$25/hour per lane Monday to Thursday, $35/hour per lane Friday to Sunday; up to six people
Games are free
Food: $5 to $17
Must be 21 to enter after 7:30 p.m.
No cover charge

This article originally ran in our August 2014 issue.