When River City Roll opened in April, we were excited to have another bowling alley in the area. Since then, however, these boutique lanes have proven to be so much more. Upon first entering, you’ll immediately encounter more upscale surroundings than what you may normally be used to on bowling night. Plush leather couches, 37 flat screen TVs, a stage, and large murals commingle to create an invigorating atmosphere in Scott’s Addition. And there are ways beyond bowling to show off your skills. Try your hand at cornhole, Skee-Ball and shuffleboard. The large patio is also dog-friendly, so don’t hesitate to bring your four-legged friends.
Owner Rob Long is justifiably proud of River City Roll’s food menu. Executive Chef Brad Slemaker gained the majority of his experience at The Jefferson Hotel’s Lemaire restaurant, and he’s now bringing his expertise in upscale, fine dining to an array of tempting bar food that goes above and beyond the usual definition. The Blackened Shrimp Tacos were the best I have ever had.
River City Roll will be the perfect place for Football Season. The bowling lanes will keep a TV tuned into the game, and you’ll also find flat-screens strategically placed around the bars (all Redskins games will have the audio turned on). Long plans on offering domestic beer bucket and food specials every weekend. From bowling, to elevated food, craft cocktails, and live music, River City Roll offers a fantastic place to share goods times this season.