FOLLOWUP: Sneak peek inside Three 9 Lounge, opening Thursday at West Seattle Bowl

Nine days ago, we brought you first word of the new identity of West Seattle Bowl‘s Highstrike GrillThree 9 Lounge. Since then, we’ve stopped by for a look inside, as they finished the furnishings and decor, down to the glassware.

From the pineapple hanging lamps to the tinted windows, WS Bowl manager Jeff Swanson told us they’re going for a “warm” vibe.

With high-tech touches – USB jacks under the bar, next to the purse hooks.

They’ll have seven signature cocktails, and plan to offer 35 different rums from all over the world. As for the food, they’re continuing to serve classic American fare in the bowling alley, while Three 9 will offer island-style bites – from malasadas to lumpia to skewers. (You can see the menus on the website, just launched today.) It’ll seat 50, including huge padded corner booths on each end.

Three 9 opens Thursday (October 28th) and will be open 4 pm to midnight, 7 nights a week. 21+

12 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Sneak peek inside Three 9 Lounge, opening Thursday at West Seattle Bowl"

  • DumplingGirl October 25, 2021 (7:49 pm)

    Nice work Jeff and team. Looks like a fun refresh!!

  • Mok4315 October 26, 2021 (12:25 am)

    LUMPIA???!! You better not be toying with my heart! Is there a limit I can buy? 

    • pelicans October 26, 2021 (2:11 am)

      OMG! Lumpia and Maitai’s – I’m there!!

  • 98126res October 26, 2021 (6:34 am)

    This new restaurant looks so fun!  Looking forward to it opening!

  • HighstrikeBreakfastStan October 26, 2021 (7:30 am)

    Highstrike Grill unironically had the best breakfast in Seattle (and the best Country Fried Steak anywhere!) Hoping it’s still available with the American fare at the bowling alley.That being said, liking the menu of Three 9 and will definitely check out. Worst case I can mourn the loss of a great breakfast with delicious Flor de Cana rum.

    • Chris K October 26, 2021 (12:53 pm)

      They definitely had the best French toast I’ve had anywhere in West Seattle.

  • amrakx October 26, 2021 (8:22 am)

    I will need to drop in and enjoy some malasadas, hopefully they will give Leonard’s bakery in Honolulu a run for their money.

  • Just wondering October 26, 2021 (8:37 am)

    Is there a plan to “refresh” the eating area that is downstairs?  It is very unappealing.

  • Mike October 26, 2021 (8:55 am)

    We bowl in a couple of leagues.  So, I took a little walking tour one night to take a peek.   As we are normally a group of 4, the first thing I noticed was that all the table “booths” are made for only two people.  Bar seating is minimal.  The “huge booths” at either end are not inviting places to sit because they are indeed huge.   Who wants to dine with 10 other strangers especially in today’s Covid climate? And at the time of the visit there were no tables installed in these two end spaces.For a party of 4, it’s not looking very accommodating.  

  • AlkiBean October 26, 2021 (9:49 am)

    While the new concept looks great, we’re going to miss the fantastic Hi-Strike breakfasts with Colton and the gang!

  • bradley October 26, 2021 (11:39 am)

    While it looks like an interesting bar, it looks like the bowling crowd won’t have very much “bar food” to munch on.  Fail? or will there be the typical pizza, fries, nacho’s? Especially for the kid munchers.

  • Stars and Strikes October 27, 2021 (3:31 pm)

    Congrats to Jimmy, Jeff, and the WSB family for creating such a beautiful space/concept. Looking forward to visiting soon!

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