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Massive Blandtown Football-Bowling Game Bar Aims For a November Opening

Detroit-based gaming bar Fowling Warehouse opens in November on English Street off of Huff Road

A yellow wooden platform set with bowling pins, three falling bowling pins, and a black painted “please reset your pins” sign Fowling Warehouse
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

The Atlanta location of Detroit-based gaming bar Fowling Warehouse opens in November on English Street off of Huff Road in the Blandtown neighborhood.

Fowling [FOH-ling] combines football and bowling using a regulation size football and 20 bowling pins. Teams try to be the first to knock down as many of the opposing team’s pins as possible.

Plans for the 25,000-square-foot game bar and restaurant were filed earlier this summer. Fowling Warehouse includes nearly two dozen game lanes, a 50-foot bar serving 100 beers in cans, bottles, and on draft, 20 televisions, and a menu offering food like fried pig skins, beef sliders, and meatballs.

A two-hour lane reservation costs $120 and accommodates up to ten people, according to the company’s website. For $10 per person, people can walk in for “open play” or first come, first serve. Game winners may remain in their lane and play a new set of challengers. Open play losers get back in the queue and wait for a lane to reopen.

A large warehouse space with seven fowling lanes set up with pins and a bar with TVs beyond the game area Fowling Warehouse

Fowling was invented by Detroit resident Chris Hutt and his friends 15 years ago. The first Fowling Warehouse and beer garden opened in Hamtramck, Michigan, in 2014.

Pin and Proper brought a similar game to the Beacon at Grant Park last year called Pinfall. The game, which also combines football and bowling, is apparently similar to fowling but is set up more like corn hole. Each team tries to be the first to knock down the opponent’s ten bowling pins using a football.

Open Monday - Thursday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fowling Warehouse is 21 and up on weekdays and all ages on the weekends, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

1356 English Street, Atlanta.