First, a huge shout-out to Pinstripes at Pike and Rose for hosting our Community Meeting last night. We appreciate their generosity and desire to be an active part of our community. And thank you to the many people who not only attended but more importantly, added their voices to the discussion about new projects coming soon to the Pike District and the White Flint 2 master plan.
Don’t forget that tonight County Executive Ike Leggett and Council President Roger Berliner will be joining MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh to cut the ribbon on the wonderful new striped crosswalks popping up all over the Pike District.
The ribbon cutting will take place at our third Walkable Wednesday, September 27 at 6pm at the intersection of Nicholson Lane and Executive Boulevard. These new crosswalks — and other pedestrian improvements we should be seeing soon — are a direct result of our advocacy through the Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign.
The second-floor patio space of Pinstripes, which is heated and open year-round.
Updated: Offering bowling, bocce and a full-service restaurant, Pinstripes will be a different type of entertainment and food venue for North Bethesda.
“We’re not just a restaurant; we’re a community gathering place,” said Chris Soukup, chief operations officer for Pinstripes. “There’s not a whole lot of places where you can roll a bocce ball and enjoy some nice wine.”
Pinstripes opened to the public 10 a.m. Saturday in a 37,000-square-foot, two-story space in Pike & Rose. It has 14 bowling lanes, 12 bocce courts and three bars. At full capacity, it can serve 1,500 people.
Pike & Rose is a rapidly expanding 24-acre development in North Bethesda. Pinstripes comes as one of its last summer openings, with The Henri apartment building allowing move-ins in late August and early September.
Soukup said the venue wants to appeal to all ages, often depending on the time of day. On weekday mornings, Pinstripes hosts “kids’ club” events, in which kids can bowl and parents can enjoy food and coffee. The staff expects couples and families at mealtimes, younger groups during happy hours and a professional crowd later at night.
Customers can order food from the bistro whether they’re sitting at a table or waiting their turn at a bowling lane. The menu features largely Italian-American fare, including flatbreads, pastas, pizzas and salads. Pinstripes also has an extensive wine selection and six local draft beers on tap and more by the bottle.
It will cost $8 to $15 per person to bowl for an hour, depending on the time of day. Bowling shoe rentals are $5. Bocce prices are $5 to $10 per hour.