Bowling, gambling, a feast, oh my! A night at Roxbury Lanes & Casino

For those in the Seattle area, a night at the Roxbury doesn’t mean shiny ’90s suits or loud dance music. Instead, it’s an evening of Chinese food, tater-tot nachos, bowling and poker.

On any given Friday night, the parking lot of White Center’s Roxbury Lanes & Casino is packed. Inside, it’s a one-stop shop for gaming and comfort food. Adjacent to the 24 bowling lanes is an arcade, complete with an air-hockey table and pop-a-shot basketball. On the far side of the building is a legal, nontribal card room, offering Texas Hold’em and Spanish 21. Next to that: a bar and restaurant, with hardwood countertops, low lighting and televisions broadcasting the game. If it sounds overwhelming, it is.

Up north, in Shoreline, a couple of establishments play an arguably similar role: Goldie’s Casino, with a quaint restaurant in the front of the house and an expansive gaming room in the back, and, a few blocks away, Club Hollywood, which is equipped with a Red Crane Steak and Sushi restaurant, a downstairs card room and a bar adorned wall to wall with framed movie posters.

FoodJake HansonSeattle Times