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Beyond Bowling

More than just a bowling center, Andy B’s entertainment venue features redemption games, laser tag, go-kart racing, escape rooms, delicious food and drinks, and plenty of amenities for its VIB.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
Photos
Sarah Eliza Roberts
Posted
March 28, 2020

If you haven’t visited Andy B’s recently, the entertainment facility has stepped up its game. With a mission to bring memorable times to everyone who visits the south Lewis Avenue venue, Andy B’s is still setting the standard in bowling, go-kart racing, laser tag, arcade games, and food. Recent upgrades to nearly every facet of the entertainment complex give it a fresh, clean look that is inviting and energetic and a whole lot of fun. In addition, unique and challenging escape rooms and new food menu items have been added to an already impressive repertoire.

Whatever you choose to do at Andy B’s on your next visit, Ryland Bristow, the general manager, is confident that you’ll have a good time.

“We’ve been taking our guest services up a notch,” says Bristow. “The atmosphere is unique, to begin with. We’ve been here over 45 years in Tulsa County and with the Andy B’s name since 2008.”

Appreciating the tight-knit bowling community in Green Country, Andy B’s aims to take care of its bowling fanatics. Meticulously attended-to lanes and a state-of-the-art scoring system allow bowlers to focus on the hunt for that next 300 score. Great prices and specials are available every day, with plenty of lanes available for anyone of any skill to get their game on. For those who want to see how they match up against the rest, seasonal league play is available, too.

For private, more intimate bowling, the facility’s VIB (Very Important Bowler) lanes are available by request.

“We love having larger parties who want the added experience of the VIB lanes,” says Bristow. “Lounge seating and our video displays give it that party atmosphere, with private bar and jumbo screens for the added entertainment.”

Of course, the video game arcade is still a huge favorite for visitors. The two-seater, full-experience Space Invaders is one of the busiest games in the arcade, as well as The Walking Dead Raw Thrills arcade game. Save the world from the undead, one kill at a time, in this one-of-a-kind experience. With an authentic crossbow controller, you can take your aim at zombies while rescuing innocent survivors.

You can quickly lose track of time while making new memories with family and friends at any of the scores of games to choose from. Fast-paced and action-packed excitement, like the Fast and the Furious Super Bikes game or the Grand Piano Keys game, will satisfy any adrenaline junky.

While other indoor go-kart facilities in Green Country have come and gone, Andy B’s still provides some of the fastest, racecar-like experiences around.

The enormous area, entirely dedicated to team-play laser tag, comes with life-size obstacles, futuristic lighting, and special effects while the game is in session. A great team-building event, the laser tag sessions can accommodate up to 18 players, allowing team points to be tallied for office bragging rights and such.

However, two of the most surprising elements of the Andy B’s experience are the newer food items and escape rooms.

The smell of fresh food makes it pretty tough not to try an appetizer or two. A table full of food, after all, and top-shelf drinks are sort of what great memories are made of, right? They’ve established an extensive menu for their customers with that in mind.

“One of the newest things to look for is our farmhouse burger,” says Bristow. “It comes with a fried egg, farm-fresh white cheddar cheese, bacon, avocado and, of course, the amazing meat. We’re converting some of the scratch menus from two of our newest stores to this location.”

The classic adult beverages that go oh-so-well with the outstanding food, such as The Dude, a fancy White Russian, make the whole dining experience at Andy B’s surprisingly good for anyone who isn’t already familiar with it.

“It’s not your ordinary bowling alley menu,” he says. “Even our nachos aren’t your typical bowling alley chips and cheese nachos. Ours come fully loaded: fresh-grilled chicken, crispy tortilla chips, delicious white queso, diced tomato, onions, jalapenos, and sour cream. People love it.”

Anyone looking for some of the most challenging escape rooms should look no further. Decoding puzzles, uncovering clues, unraveling riddles, all before time runs out, is what you can expect, says the general manager. Guests use out-of-the-box thinking to get out of the box, so to speak, with teamwork, smarts, and sheer determination. All three rooms —  Kidnapped, House of Dread, and Space Odyssey — spur on the mind and educate, while being super fun at the same time.  

LOCATOR
Andy B’s
8711 S. Lewis Ave. | Tulsa
918-299-9494
bowlandybs.com
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.