- Great food
May 11, 2018
This is the third venue from the Black Dog Ballroom chain which opened in Manchester back in 2013. Dog Bowl offers a Tex Mex inspired diner alongside a cocktail bar. There are also five full length ten pin bowling lanes if you fancy getting your game on. The modern glass-fronted space with a vaguely New York vibe (or at least that’s what they’re going for). There’s black leather seating and soft orange lighting. The diner serves Tex Mex dishes smoked wings, various burgers, pork belly ribs and fried chicken and well executed cocktails, including a Smoked Pineapple Margarita, the fruity Big Kahuna and a selection of sharing options, including the Big Lebowski (of course), a mix of vodka, Kahlua, and milk designed for two to share and served in a milk bottle and the Dog Rum Pinch, a classic blend of rum, pomegranate syrup, pineapple juice, and Ting. But it’s the bowling that sets this place apart, with its gleaming lanes and bespoke ball dispensers inspired by the venue’s black dog mascot. There are various pricing options for lane rental and they’re open late if you feel the need for a spot of midnight bowling.