Southern California favorite, Tavern+Bowl, will hold the grand opening for its first Arizona location at Westgate Entertainment District on May 18.

Located adjacent to Yard House, the 18,243 square-foot space, which has already had its soft opening, features 12 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, a full restaurant, billiard tables, shuffleboard, a large outdoor patio overlooking Fountain Park, and an indoor/outdoor bar with roll-up garage doors. Tavern+Bowl will also open one of the city’s first microbreweries – Good Bad Ugly Brewing Co. – on-site, within the month.

“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.  

Westgate has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years, and now, with the addition of Tavern+Bowl and Good Bad Ugly Brewing Co., Westgate has implemented yet another exciting, new aspect to the West Valley’s premier entertainment and dining destination.

“Tavern+Bowl has combined one of the West Valley’s first true in-house microbreweries 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.

A public grand opening celebration will be held Thursday, May 18, from 7:00 p.m. until close, complete with a live DJ and food and drink specials. The party will continue through the weekend with a number of special events open to the public.

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 fare 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.

“We are thrilled with our newest location 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 beverages as well as countless forms of entertainment without breaking the bank,” said Dan Hurd, owner of Tavern+Bowl.

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