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Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater

Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater

Bowling Alley, Theater, and American Restaurant
Lyn Lake, Minneapolis
  • Has a stamp of approval from Food Network and Heavy Table
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    • Heavy Table
  • Amy B.
    "The Eggsadilla is great too, and never had a bad brunch item there."(3 Tips)
    Lisa G.
    "The Ahi Tuna sandwich here is the best I've ever had."(3 Tips)
    Jake S.
    "The BBQ Bowler is the best item on the breakfast menu."(2 Tips)
    Amy S.
    "Delicious food, vintage bowling, fun crowd."(2 Tips)

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Enjoy a happy hour priced drink anytime: $1 off tap beers, glass wines, rail drinks, and speciality cocktails!

126 Tips and reviews
  • bowling
  • sandwiches
  • breakfast food
  • eggsadilla
  • good for dates
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  • Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater
    Enjoy a happy hour priced drink anytime: $1 off tap beers, glass wines, rail drinks, and speciality cocktails!
  • City Pages
    City PagesDecember 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Voted Top 10 Bloody Marys! Our favorite is Amanda's Rock n' Roller made with lots of garlic and mild green Tabasco but maybe the Bloody Caesar made with Clamato or the Bloody Beer is more your style.
  • Wil E.
    Wil E.June 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a seat at the bar if you can and watch Casper work; singing, commentary, and all n all a positive person make the experience at the bar on Sunday an awesome brunch. Get the BLB hash.
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bryant-Lake Bowl, where a certain sort of perfect life has been achieved, a life where a love of the vine and a fascination with mastering the 7-10 split exist in beautiful harmony. Read more
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 20, 2013
    The BBQ Bowler is the best item on the breakfast menu. Pro Tip: You can substitute breakfast potatoes for the mixed greens. I recommend you do that.
  • Tanya T.
    Tanya TroskaFebruary 28, 2015
    Amy's breakfast burrito is always a crowd pleaser, but if you're ever in the mood for something more wholesome, you can't go wrong with the steel cut oatmeal with brown sugar and banana!
  • eryn o.
    eryn oFebruary 2, 2013
    Gluten free bread and buns available. Omission Pale Ale and Lager in bottles. GF people can *eat a burger* and *drink a beer* in public at the same time. Luxury.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BrittMay 25, 2014
    Delicious, spicy, salty Bloody Marys! The Eggsadilla is great too, and never had a bad brunch item there. Staff is always welcoming and great. Love this place!
  • Cassie U.
    Cassie UttNovember 24, 2016
    Love the small theatre! It's an excellent place to catch local talent. They also have a great date night deal.
  • Amy S.
    Amy SullivanOctober 11, 2014
    Unique menu! Delicious food, vintage bowling, fun crowd. Servers are a little full of themselves but that may be a result of serving too many hipsters.
  • Joe Z.
    Joe ZSeptember 4, 2013
    They have a good beer selection, but if you've come to bowl then you need to know how the scoring works. There is no automated system - everything is pencil & paper. And lane #5 curves to the left.
  • Chris
    ChrisAugust 1, 2012
    This is food if your drunk or hung over. All food taste good when your drunk. Even bacon wrap hot dogs in Tijuana. Great place to bowl have fun and drink.
  • PubPass
    PubPassMarch 5, 2015
    A vintage bowling alley, restaurant, and cabaret theater, serving up grass-fed beef, sustainably harvested seafood, and lots of micro brews.
  • Heavy Table
    Heavy TableJuly 21, 2014
    Stop for brunch -- both the biscuits and mushroom gravy and the bison hash stand out as classic examples of Uptown comfort food. Read more
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 20, 2011
    You wouldn't expect to find amazing curried chevre fusilli with English peas at a bowling alley, but that's the type of fare they're serving here. Read more
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle ThayerApril 4, 2010
    tried the cornmeal walleye strips - green goddess on side with healthy dose of the asian 'chicken' hot sauce - $ 8.95 fabulous!Bowlers - watch out the shoes and floors stick-need to adjust (smile) Read more
  • John L.
    John Lomnicki SrOctober 19, 2013
    Been here once, this place was reviewed on Dinners and Dives, it is pretty amazing, I will be back for breakfast
  • Sharifa S.
    Sharifa SimonAugust 7, 2014
    Rent out the theater for your next event! Super accommodating and the staff was incredibly nice!
  • Wyn D.
    Wyn DouglasSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Amanda's is my favorite of the Bloodies. Much respect for 4 of them on the menu. Tart, a little kick, nice thick mix.
  • Madison K.
    Madison KarpanDecember 4, 2012
    Cheap Date Night is phenomenal. The food here is always spectacular and the drinks are delicious.
  • Antoine
    AntoineJuly 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to sit outside with a drink and people watch in an interesting lyn-lake neighborhood.
  • City Pages
    City PagesJune 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Voted Best Bowling Alley by City Pages in 2011! Do-it-yourself scoring and $2 bowling most nights of the week make Bryant Lake Bowl the ideal bowling alley
  • John😎 W.
    John😎 WallaceDecember 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The biscuits & gravy are AMAZING!!! Really filling & a great hangover cure after a night of shots & Sleigh Bells underwear dance parties.
  • Kelsey M.
    Kelsey McDonoughAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't know how to manually keep bowling score? Well, then you're in toubs. Also, the girls bathroom smells like red licorice, which is a good th- NO, excellent thing.
  • Ricardo
    RicardoApril 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the grilled cheese with tomato and garlic. Sensational. Oh, and don't forget the Farm Girl.
  • Caitlin E.
    Pad Thai is super yummy! And were else can you get Pad Thai in a bowling ally!?
  • Ben C.
    Ben CochranAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They got rid of the BBQ Bowler, the best thing on the breakfast menu. Ask nicely and maybe they’ll bring it back.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkDecember 1, 2011
    Guy Fieri found great food at the most unexpected place, a bowling ally where they're serving up bison hashRead more
  • Nina O.
    Nina O.August 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Sunday's Neighborhood Night is a fabulous, low-key way to end the weekend. Cheap local brews and food, plus $2 bowling.
  • Åna M.
    Åna MargaretaApril 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Yum! Great beers, relaxed atmosphere, and great in-house made veggie burger.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SwansonApril 16, 2013
    The pad thai is OK, not exceptional. The mac and cheese, however, is amazing. Order that instead.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyNovember 27, 2013
    It's like Lucky Strike, except more hip and authentic and now that I think about it pretty much the only thing they have in common is bowling and booze.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LaCountJune 4, 2014
    The grilled cheese with garlic and chicken was absolutely delicious!
  • Stuart
    StuartAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great selection of local beer. Awesome place for people watching.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HillMay 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the white cheese grilled cheese with die for!!
  • Stacy S.
    Stacy SchwartzApril 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you get a chance to see a show here, do it! Lovely intimate venue.
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren RutledgeNovember 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The food, the bloodys and the service are top-notch!
  • Glenn C.
    Glenn ClementsDecember 30, 2011
    The current mayor hates cheese because of a traumatic experience as a child. Ask her. She's bartending.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MurrayAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Impress your date by picking up that 7-10 split while crushing a PBR can on your forehead, bro.
  • Randy B.
    Randy ByeJune 17, 2013
    Tonight's date night meal was sub par. This is my first date night meal and it didn't live up to the standards of the regular menu.
  • Krista B.
    Krista BergquistJanuary 19, 2013
    Come early for brunch the wait is long but hopefully worth the wait
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HallJuly 6, 2010
    Love Monday night Cheap Date Night. Dinner for 2, bottle of wine and bowling for $28. Can't beat that.
  • MPLSco
    MPLScoOctober 22, 2010
    Check out the Cheap Date Night on Mondays. Delicious food and good comedy shows are plentiful here.
  • Norm B.
    Norm BrekkeJanuary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Stop in for a bottomless cuppa coffee, great good and service!
  • Arik H.
    Arik HansonJune 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure to sit in Mickey's section. Also, suggest the daily scramble.
  • John A.
    John ArchilaNovember 27, 2014
    Old school bowling. You score yourself. Service is slow though. Fun times.
  • Amanda
    AmandaJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Benji is a super fantastic server. Be sure to check out his rad ink!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew McKayAugust 10, 2014
    Vilification Tennis: one weekend a month and all through the Ren Fest, most reservist have a better deal than that.
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HallNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pad thai one of the best in thw twin cities.
  • Haeyoon C.
    Haeyoon ChangSeptember 13, 2011
    Nice place to hang out. Sometimes the servers are dicks but you get over it.
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SSeptember 30, 2011
    Decent draft beer selection; had the lupulin extra pale ale. Was tasty!
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan K.July 6, 2015
    Brunch rush started around 1030 or so. Granola pancakes ftw.
  • CBS Local
    CBS LocalDecember 6, 2011
    Bowl for just $2 on Sundays and enjoy this bar/bowling alley/theater's discounts on local beer. - CBS Minnesota Read more
  • Brit Brit
    Brit BritSeptember 4, 2010
    Quesadillas is spicy with pepper jack but good. Grilled cheddar cheese is delicious!!!
  • Cori W.
    Cori WilliamsonDecember 6, 2011
    This place is usually pretty packed but the food is worth the wait.
  • Toyo H.
    Toyo HiroSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Avacado, Black Bean, & PepperJack Omelette is a great vegetarian breakfast treat!
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LebensFebruary 28, 2015
    Good for that old school bowling feel. Not great if you don't know how to keep manual score.
  • Jennifer Baldwin
    Jennifer BaldwinJanuary 16, 2013
    The bathroom sink splashes everywhere when it's on full throttle. Use caution. Wet pants aren't fun.
  • Buddy W.
    Buddy WinnFebruary 27, 2010
    The Eggsadilla is a can't miss combination of tortilla, eggs, onions and scallions. Saturday morning fave! Read more
  • Christo C.
    Christo CollinsAugust 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for Punchy. He's in the giant blue air ducts. Waiting. Watching.
  • Vivek V.
    Vivek ValechaFebruary 10, 2014
    Brilliant theatre acts..a must watch..
  • Sara H.
    Sara HurleyNovember 22, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Find out when Dykes Do Drag is. Go. Thursday night is two for one with a college ID. It's been 11 years and still packs the house when it's happening.
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMarch 10, 2011
    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine readers’ pick for favorite place for favorite cheap date night (Mondays).
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Bryant Lake Bowl as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Christopher P.
    They pour a mighty fine cup 'o coffee. Enjoy.
  • Spencer H.
    Spencer HaughNovember 20, 2010
    Douche bag host dude with god-awfully bad style took my "outside beverage" away. Soy Latte for the designated driver... Classy dude. Thanks.
  • Amanda
    AmandaMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    A tip for the theater servers: you get money when people order stuff. Maybe check if people want anything. Anything at all.
  • Linda H.
    Linda HowellMarch 25, 2013
    Fun bowling and the apps were great Really wonderful food;)
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzSeptember 5, 2014
    Interesting place to see local film talent... Then hit some pins
  • FreeRangeZombie
    FreeRangeZombieOctober 13, 2011
    Ask for the Alaskan Summer Ale as a Shandy :)
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]May 6, 2012
    No better place for bowling and grilled cheeses in Minnesota.
  • Allyce M.
    Allyce MohsJune 4, 2012
    Good tap/drink list, live bands, bowling alley.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GrimmMay 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Ahi Tuna sandwich here is the best I've ever had. Highly recommend.
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMarch 10, 2011
    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine editors’ pick for favorite cheap date night (Mondays).
  • Dylan D.
    Dylan DaganFebruary 19, 2014
    If you're a bowler.... Don't bowl here. It's not bowling.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HoffmanAugust 13, 2014
    Great local beer selection.
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FosterMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Mock duck egg rolls!! Little logs of crispy, savory goodness. Have some in the cabaret theater.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan ErdmierSeptember 29, 2012
    Bring your helmet in and get 1.50 PBRs
  • Kandis K.
    Kandis KnightJune 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegan chilli is a dream
  • Victoria T.
    Victoria TDecember 28, 2014
    Go to the cabaret. Very interesting!
  • Brent M.
    Brent MillerApril 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Stay away from the pretzels if I have checked in. ;)
  • Matt B.
    Matt BoswellSeptember 1, 2013
    Best Bloody Mary in town.
  • Sanden T.
    Sanden TottenJuly 31, 2011
    The catfish po boy is killer.
  • bitsy b.
    bitsy bentleyDecember 16, 2012
    Zomg Reuben. Do it!!!
  • Timothy
    TimothyJuly 23, 2011
    Best breakfast burrito known to (wo)man.
  • John O.
    John O'ReilleyNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a Surly Darkness while you still can!
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa Hirst CarnesJune 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the #6 Scramble...delicious!
  • Katie W.
    Katie W.April 3, 2010
    Have the smoked gouda and bacon burger with a glass of hard cider and kettle chips - perfect combination!
  • Deb B.
    Deb BalzerJuly 2, 2010
    Great place for cool cocktails and hot food.
  • Phil K.
    Phil KelleyJanuary 4, 2015
    Bowling n Bloody Marys, yo.
  • Wyn D.
    Wyn DouglasFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't be a jerk: order Amanda's Bloody. It's like the tang of Bloodies.
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KmonkDecember 11, 2011
    Veggie eggs benedict? Sweet jesus that's good!
  • Leandra H.
    Leandra HaleyJuly 15, 2014
    Get the White Russians Man!
  • Alex F.
    Alex FreconApril 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Alex Frecon is NOT allowed to bowl here
  • Dan W.
    Dan WallaceAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Super Bloody Marys
  • Benjamin O.
    Benjamin OrtegaFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask Benji for a Unicorn 2.0 if you were a fan of the original.
  • PK L.
    PK LockwoodApril 22, 2012
    The lanes suck. Very under maintained.
  • Jake B.
    Jake BentzSeptember 11, 2014
    Craft Beer
  • Tami C.
    Tami CabreraSeptember 18, 2011
    I love the fried rice here!
  • Sean L.
    Sean LeeAugust 21, 2013
    Just another overrated overpriced hipster wannabe hangout! The bowling here is awful, poorly maintained and the management wants to do nothing about it!
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