Once upon a time, ten-pin bowling was a thing you did for your 8th birthday party.
But Pins Royale, which opened today within the Kingpin complex at Crown Melbourne, ain’t your average bowling alley. No, this is for the hiiiigh rollers: the money-guys/gals. See, at Pins Royale, you can’t just head on down for a casj round of ten-pin. You gotta hire the whole place, and it’ll cost you $10,000 big ones for a minimum three hours.
That’ll get you butler service and a fully licensed bar/kitchen featuring sweet food offerings like lobster ravioli, freshly shucked oysters and 32 different spirits from around the world. When you get over bowling, hit up the karaoke room, in-room DJ booth or play some pool.
Putting aside all that, a lot of Pins Royale’s swish-factor comes from its interior design. The ceiling boasts 30,000 hand-dipped golden timber cylinders. The parquetry floors were hand-laid. The bowling lanes are mahogany.
Oh, and the bowling balls are gold. Gold, guys.
Kids not invited.