At 80,000 square feet, the new Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, located in The Linq, isn’t intimate per se. It’s a sprawling entertainment complex with multiple bars and seating areas, craft beer and upscale comfort food, a 32-lane bowling alley, and a concert arena holding 2,000 people. But the venue is divided into separate sections so it never feels overwhelming. Plus, you can bowl while you listen, thanks to sophisticated acoustics that muffle the sound of pins dropping. While it’s the third outpost of a franchise that started in Brooklyn, it’s a game changer on for the Strip, bridging the gab between the ultrachic (and usually ultra-expensive) style of a Strip nightclub and the laid-back vibe of a locals’ joint. Check the calendar for what’s coming, because the variety is astounding, from rock, rap, reggae and country to hip-hop and New Orleans jazz. Incidentally, it’s also a good venue for families—before 8 p.m.—where you can shoe-up even the tiniest bowlers before the concert crowds set in.