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Lucky Strike Set To Open At Westfield Montgomery Mall

Lucky Strike Bethesda will feature 12 lanes of bowling and gastropub cuisine when it opens in March in Westfield Montgomery Mall.

By Isatou Simaga , Patch Staff
Feb 21, 2017 5:44 p m ET | Updated Feb 22, 2017 8:47 a m ET

From Lucky Strike Entertainment: February 2017 – Lucky Strike Entertainment brings its core flagship concept, Lucky Strike, to the Westfield Montgomery Mall next month, opening to the public on Saturday, March 4. Lucky Strike Bethesda will offer exceptional gastropub cuisine, craft beer, Victorian inspired cocktails, and 12 lanes of premium bowling – wrapped in a world of audio and visual discovery.


In a first for Lucky Strike Entertainment, the Bethesda location will feature an open kitchen design, bringing guests closer to the culinary experience. The menu will offer food enthusiasts a variety of American-comfort cuisine and delicious appetizers from jumbo lump crab cakes to bacon wrapped shrimp, linguini pomodoro, strip steak, Chilean grilled salmon and marinated roasted pork chops. The Bethesda kitchen will also offer brick oven pizzas.

Opening just in time for NCAA March Madness – and for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day – Lucky Strike will feature 16 regional craft brews on tap (including Denizens, Jailbreak, Evolution, Union and Heavy Seas) for beer lovers, along with a multitude of bottled and can selections. Classic and craft cocktails are another feature of the drink menu.

Lucky Strike (LS) has been recognized in national media as the leading brand in the boutique-bowling category. Born with DNA from The Big Lebowski, Lucky Strike was launched in 2003 by Steven and Gillian Foster with the original décor and lanes from Hollywood Star Lanes (the Coen Brother’s original movie set). Lucky Strike has been featured on Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, HBO’s Entourage and Newsroom, Undercover Boss, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, The Voice and countless other media platforms. Over the years Lucky Strike has hosted thousands of corporate and private events, and has contributed to hundreds of charities.


Lucky Strike Bethesda will offer an intimate private suite for groups ranging from 10-80 guests. Whether it’s kids or teen parties, social outings, or company team building events, custom tailored event packages will provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience. Lucky Strike will also be available for full or partial buyouts for 100-400 guests.

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