this post is going to be short and sweet, as my lovely children are still on salt lake time which means that they are finally getting to sleep and it is nearly 11, and on top of that, i have to be up before 5 a.m. for work tomorrow (not a good combination). so, all i can say is if the weather is rotten outside, get yourself to brooklyn bowl. we went as a family for the first time a few weeks ago (it’s only open on saturdays for kids) and it was really great. a good 1 to 2 hour activity where everyone is busy. big screen tvs with nature videos and cartoons, automatic bumpers for the kids (and i could have used them too), and just a great mellow atmosphere. also, everything seems super clean and stylish as an added bonus.
and even if you don’t have kids it’s plenty of fun. there’s of course blue ribbon food (lots of home cooking) and drinks galore. they also have lots of music events which i cannot claim to know much about but for bowling, no matter how bad you are (yes, my 6-year old beat me) it is still quite a great way to while away some hours. of course, brooklyn bowl’s not the only spot in town, and here are some other spots, but this is the only one i can recommend for now. for food and shopping nearby in heart of williamsburg, there are lots of option, but for my mini guide, i think you might have to wait till the weekend because i really need more than 5 hours of sleep! brooklyn bowl, 61 wythe avenue between n. 11th and n. 12th streets, brooklyn, new york, 718.963.3369.