At the 4th floor of Tokyo Dome Bowling Center, CuBAR LOUNGE is renewed and opened as “social meeting place for adults” from March 2017. The place with dreamy blue lighting and classical taste furniture looks like a hotel lounge. And also, the pin deck without masking unit panel shows a part of machine and gives you a surreal feeling as if you are at the bowling alley in abroad.
The manager Masahiko Miyaji says, “Every bowling alley in Japan looks the same. So, we hope to produce a unique play space for adults to gather, enjoy bowling with drinks after their work and have relaxing time.” He visited a popular bowling alley, Brooklyn Bowl in New York, prior to the opening of this lounge. He was inspired by its unique style that is combination of music, bowling and dining.
There is a bar next to bowling alley and it serves original cocktails and food with unique bowling-related name.
Producing “extraordinary time” by both on material and experience is the reason why this facility becomes very unique. For example, their virtual currency “CuBAR dollar.” It can be used only in that facility. If you exchange at the front desk, you can order drink and food without taking out your wallet.
CuBAR dollar itself has a secret. The printed QR code on the bill which links to the bar menu. Also, there is a secret code on the back of bill and accessing the link with secret letters hidden somewhere in the bar gives you a secret menu. Please try to find the letters to order their secret menu.
Relax and enjoy bowling with nice cocktail and moody atmosphere. It may become an attractive entertainment for people by breaking the standard style of bowling alley.
Jun 2017 Text: Ryoko Kuraishi Photo: Yasuo Yamaguchi
Tokyo Dome City Yellow Building 4F, 1-3-61, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Open: 16:00-22:30 (weekday), 10:00-22:30 (Saturday), 9:00-22:30 (Sunday and National Holidays) Irregular holidays Fee for 1 Game Adult: 740 yen (weekdays), 800 yen (weekends and holidays) Student: 680 yen (weekdays), 800 yen (weekends and holidays) Child (age under junior high school): 610 yen (weekdays), 670 yen (weekends and holidays) Members: 610 yen (weekdays), 670 yen (weekends and holidays) Rental Shoes Fee: 400 yen English menu is available