Who wants to be king for the day? I can tell you that you will be treated like one when you go to Kings North Hills, a classy bowling joint that just opened in Raleigh. Kings is a place where you go to eat, and you stay to play! This is the first Kings to open in North Carolina, and you will not be disappointed.
Raleigh has needed a bowling place like this for a really, really long time. Kings North Hills is in the former Sparian’s Bowling spot. But I can tell you right now, you won’t even recognize it. Kings North Hills did a total makeover, keeping in line with its retro modern look and open concept feel. The 30,000 square foot facility is a mecca for anyone looking for a good time, whether it is to be entertained, drink or to eat. (Be sure to check for times, because it is for 21+ after 7PM during the week, and 6PM on Saturday’s).
Let’s start with their award-winning menu. Kings has been awarded “Boston’s Best” 10 years in a row. They pride themselves by making most of their food items from scratch from the finest ingredients by their executive chef.
This is probably one of the best sampler plates I have seen in Raleigh. And both my 12 year old and 9 year old really enjoyed it as well. The sampler platter is a signature dish that featured mac & cheese bites, sesame ginger “lollipop” chicken wings, buffalo wontons, and southwestern spring rolls and is perfect for sharing.
Also, on the menu, besides appetizers, you can find burgers (try the Angry Burger), entrees such as baby back ribs, scallops and “Kings” Famous Steak Tips, pizzas, salads, and sandwiches. There is also a kids menu.
And as my kids put it, keep a little dessert pocket ready. Milkshakes, sundaes, cakes and more. Might want to make a separate trip just for dessert here.
To go with all that amazing food, you can find a variety of local (Lonerider and Big Boss) and national beers.
Kings also offers an innovative twist to nostalgic classics when it comes to their cocktails. I tried the Strawberry Pop Rocktini, and I have to say I have never had a drink like this in Raleigh. Citrus Vodka, St. Germain, Strawberry Puree, Fresh Lemon Juice, topped with sprite and rimmed with pop rocks. A little surprise with every sip. My friend had the Pink Pin which was mango, vanilla and coconut rums, pineapple juice, grenadine and topped with champagne.
Of course, if you are in a sharing mood you could order one of the “Big Balls”, made for two or more (but can be made for one if you desire). You can choose from three options served in huge glasses, but I was told the crowd favorite is the Fish Bowl, which has coconut rum, vodka, blue curaçao, blueberry energy drink, lemon juice, sour mix and Swedish fish! I chose the Raspberry Lime Rickey to taste.
What I really loved about Kings, is the idea that you can come together with family and friends for some good interactive games.
Face to face, no high tech electronics necessary. First of all, you will find 18 ten-pin bowling lanes.
But let’s say you are not in the mood to bowl. You can also find a regulation shuffleboard and bank shuffleboard table, six pool tables, three ping pong tables, foosball tables, dart boards, 4-player and 2-player air hockey tables, and more!
CORPORATE AND TEAM BUILDING EVENTS
I can’t think of a better way to spend time with people outside of work, than to have an company event at Kings. They have space for 2 people to 775 guests. You have three different VIP private rooms to choose from, A/V system to accommodate presentations and branding needs, and customer service to keep you relaxed and enjoying your team. It really is a place to have fun, get energized, and overall good experience.
You can join the “Dude” for your chance to win a FREE BOWLING PARTY for SIX PEOPLE, including pizza and soda!
The giveaway is for a free bowling party for six people (including pizza and soda) from Kings at North Hills. The giveaway will end Thursday, November 27th at 11:59pm EST and the the winner will be announced Friday, November 28th.
I received VIP treatment from Kings at North Hills at no cost to me for the purpose of this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.
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