The Painted Pin, Justin Amick's boutique bowling alley featuring bocce, ping pong, pop-a-shot, darts, ski ball, and more, is now open on Miami Circle in Buckhead. Chef Thomas Collins, formerly of Parish Food & Goods is running the kitchen, and Trip Sandifer, a veteran of Restaurant Eugene and The Spence, leads the bar program.
The ambiance is "modern English" with accents, furniture, and fabrics inspired by British design. Warehouse windows emit natural light onto stained concrete, Persian rugs, oversized chandeliers, and exposed brick. The lanes boast custom chesterfield couches in dark brown, navy, and green alongside oak tables with steel strap and rivet detail, and they are backed by an up-lit red curtain adding a theatrical component. It's the world's first bowling alley with lane-side pour-your-own beer taps, according to a press release.
The Painted Pin is open seven days a week, 5 p.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday. Starting at 7:30 p.m. each night, it becomes a 21-and-up venue.
At the bar, there's an extensive list of beer, wine, and classic cocktails, and the kitchen is turning out small plates, sandwiches, salads, tacos, seven different wood-fired pizzas, and three desserts, plus three choices for kids 10 and under.