By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2008
John Profitt and Zach Knoll enjoy the newly remodeled lanes at Andy B’s.
Formerly Riverlanes, the fully remodeled and redecorated Andy B’s has been equipped with the finest state-of-the-art bowling and game equipment. An outside facelift will soon be underway as well.
The facility now has 40 traditional bowling lanes, plus 16 VIB (Very Important Bowler) lanes. All lanes are equipped with new, automatic Brunswick Vector Scoring equipment.
Two private rooms can accommodate bowling parties of up to 20. These rooms are great for birthday parties and special groups. A huge, private Great Hall is available and will comfortably seat and entertain 200 or more guests. The Great Hall is a fabulous area for weddings, receptions, company parties or business meetings. It has an elevated stage and is being updated with computer-compatible audio and video equipment with projection capabilities.
With its air-conditioned and smoke-free environment, the new Andy B’s is a great place to take the entire family for a fun outing. Plenty of seating and tables are available, and new colorful carpet fills the bowling center. Also onsite are a 4,000-square-foot arcade with 45 of the latest and greatest video and redemption games, a full-service bar and snack bar, a pro shop, and a 1,600-square-foot go-kart track that will delight any and every family member. There are single-seater, double-seater, and even scaled-down go-karts for younger gals and guys.
Andy B’s features single-seater, doubler-seater and kids’ size go-karts. Pictured: Zach Knoll, John Profitt, and Carter and Beki Akins.
The summer league schedule includes activities for adults, youth and seniors and will be in session each Monday through Thursday afternoon and evening. Full league details are available by calling the Andy B’s at (918) 299-9494. You may also register and get more information online at www.andybtulsa.com.
Andy B’s offers numerous specials throughout the week. Sunday bowlers can glow bowl from 9:00 p.m. to midnight, and on Monday visitors can glow bowl with Z-104.5 The Edge from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Wednesday offers Bowlapalooza from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.
The owner of Andy B’s is Andy Bartholomy, who owns three Oklahoma facilities – Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City, two in Tennessee and three in Missouri. The new family-fun destination and entertainment center in Tulsa is the first of its kind for Mr. Bartholomy.
Andy B’s is open Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., and Sunday noon to midnight. General Manager Sharon Mooney is always delighted to show off the beautifully renovated facility with a quick tour. For a truly fun spot for family or friends to get together, plan a trip to the new Andy B’s.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.