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Westside’s Newest Game Bar Combines Football and Bowling — It’s Called Fowling

The 25,000-square-foot Fowling Warehouse opens off of Huff Road and includes up to 20 fowling lanes and a bar

Fowling combines football and bowling and is set up like corn hole Wikipedia
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

An Atlanta location of Detroit-based gaming bar Fowling Warehouse is headed to English Street in the Westside neighborhood of Blandtown off of Huff Road, according to a planning application submitted to city of Atlanta.

Fowling [FOH-ling] combines bowling and football, and was invented by Detroit resident Chris Hutt and his friends around 15 years ago. Hutt opened the first Fowling Warehouse and beer garden in Hamtramck, Michigan just outside of the Motor City in 2014.

Plans for the 25,000-square-foot Fowling Warehouse include up to 20 fowling lanes and a bar, along with a “retail-type” space. Fowling Warehouse accommodates up to 200 people, with up to 80 people in the gaming area.

Fowling uses 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.

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.

Eater Atlanta reached out for more details, including an ETA on opening.

Fowling Warehouse has three locations in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan and in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1356 English Street, Atlanta.