Whoah, we weren't in Alaska anymore. Gold plated walls. Red leather bar. Servers with sassily ironic mustaches. Cheese plates in a BOWLING ALLEY.
We were visiting my brother in Austin, Texas, with SXSW hangovers to cure. Zach suggested we bowl a few frames, which sounded worse than sticking my tongue in an electrical outlet- until he mentioned the $1 mimosas.
The Highball is not your typical bowling alley. The lanes are vintage, the carpet is clean, and the scoring tables are manual (fairly tricky with $1 mimosas). More importantly, a menu glimpse:
Shoes were changed, bets were placed, the strike-shimmy was created. By the time we finished lunch and a second frame (I'm pretty sure I won), our enthusiasm for another night of SXSW was successfully revived.
A visit to the Highball is an excellent opportunity to break up the typical Austin circuit of bars and shows. Although I believe $1 mimosas may have been removed from the menu. (That may have been our fault. Sorry about that.)
What's the best quirky locale you've enjoyed while vacationing?