Southern California favorite Tavern+Bowl will make its Arizona debut in March with a new location at Westgate Entertainment District.

Westgate has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years, and now, with the addition of Tavern+Bowl and Good Bad Ugly (GBU) Brewing Co. – the city’s first microbrewery – Westgate will be adding yet another exciting, new element to the West Valley’s premier entertainment and dining destination.

With four California locations throughout San Diego County and Orange County, Tavern+Bowl redefines the traditional bowling experience for today’s lifestyle. Featuring premier lanes, prime spirits, choice brewing, and gourmet dishes from their scratch kitchen, Tavern+Bowl appeals to every demographic with its unparalleled versatility, providing the perfect locale for birthday parties, mixers, corporate events, holiday parties and other social occasions.

Enjoy a drink while you bowl at one of the 12-lanes at Tavern+Bowl. (Photo courtesy of Tavern+Bowl)

“As iStar embarked on the Entertainment District strategic plan, the two linchpin elements to be co-anchors with our already thriving AMC Theaters, were Dave & Busters and a cutting-edge bowling and restaurant center. We have studied bowling concepts in many states and selected Tavern+Bowl as the ideal fit for Westgate,” said David Sotolov, executive vice president and head of West Coast investments for iStar.

Located adjacent to Yard House and just steps away from the newly opened Bar Louie, construction on the 18,243 square-foot space is slated to begin this month, with an anticipated opening in March. Tavern+Bowl will feature 12 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, an on-site microbrewery featuring their proprietary GBU beer, a full restaurant, billiards tables, shuffleboard, a large outdoor patio overlooking Fountain Park, and an indoor/outdoor bar with roll-up garage doors.

“We completed the new Dave & Busters building and they opened in November 2015. Now, Tavern+Bowl will combine the West Valley’s first true in-house microbrewery alongside their high-energy bowling environment, adding a great new dimension to our already compelling tenant roster,” said Jeff Teetsel, development manager of Westgate Entertainment District.

Tavern+Bowl has taken the concept of the neighborhood tavern to the next level by incorporating bowling lanes and creating a social, laid-back setting with smart design, locally-inspired interiors, and an unpretentious, family-friendly atmosphere.

“We are eagerly anticipating our newest location’s opening at Westgate and believe there’s no better place to begin our expansion outside of California. We’re not your father’s bowling alley; the Tavern+Bowl experience nods to tradition but brings it forward in a modern way. Overall, Tavern+Bowl is unique in that it offers sophisticated food and countless forms of entertainment without breaking the bank,” said Dan Hurd, owner of Tavern+Bowl.