The Gutter’s Lower East Side Bowling Alley to Open at Essex Crossing ‘So Soon’

Posted on: March 9th, 2020 at 5:06 am by

Five years after a bowling alley was first announced for Essex Crossing, the finish line is “so soon.”

The Lower East Side iteration of The Gutter (aka The Gutter L.E.S.) – it’s based in Long Island City – is opening imminently, according to the Essex Crossing Instagram.

It’s a 12-lane bowling alley occupying roughly 17,000 square-feet on the lower level of the fourteen-story development at Site 1. Entrance is on Essex Street, where customers walk into a 500 square-foot lobby that leads downstairs to the main event. It sports a retro “mid-America/mid-Century basement feel” with all-wood lanes. Like its other locations, materials were sourced from an as-yet-unknown shuttered bowling alley.

There is also a 100-foot circular bar and full Italian restaurant and that serves Neopolitan-style pizza, as well as hosting live shows (although ownership denies it’ll become a music venue).

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Brooklyn & LIC’s finest @GutterBar is joining the @EssexCrossing family so soon! 🎳 Swipe for a sneak peek! 😉 ⤵⁠⠀ A cutting-edge bowling venue with an incredible retro vibe, their massive space is decked out with bowling swag dating back to the ’60s & ’70s. Beautiful details in every corner, you’ll notice even their bar is made of reclaimed wood from old bowling lanes. Stand by for more details on their opening & other fun things 😍⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #FindMeAtESX⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⁠⠀ ⁠___________________________ ⁠#essexcrossing #nyc #newyorkcity #les #newyork #manhattan #lowereastside #newyork_instagram #explorethecity #nycgo⁠⁠ #timeoutnewyork #mysecretnyc #fomofeed #bowling #biglebowski #interiorinspiration #lovelyinterior #gutterbowling #bowler #pba #70stheme #60stheme #comingsoon #bignews #retrodecor #retrobowling #gutterbar #gutterbarnyc #gutternyc

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