A lot of times people will go to a bowling alley and happen to eat. But it’s not that often that people will go to a bowling alley to eat, and happen to bowl.
We did just that hitting up High Rollers in Banff after Cody told us not only was the pizza tasty, it wouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. And while we did intend to bowl, we were unable to as we arrived at 9:30 pm and the next reservation was 12:30 am. I don’t know about you, but that’s way past my bedtime, so if you want to toss some balls, make a reservation.
On to the good stuff, High Rollers has an impressive pizza menu, but also gets kudos for their very impressive beer selection boasting 48 taps – in the form of a wee bowling pin of course. There are stouts and porters, ales, wheat, lagers and IPAs in pints, growlers or even flights.
Because it was on special, we shared a $10 margarita mug. This wasn’t your typical margarita though and came with the addition of Red Bull and passion fruit. I totally missed our server mentioning the Red Bull (of which I am not a fan), but the tequila and passion fruit hid it well, and it was a pretty tasty beverage.
For eats Siddall went with the Margherita (tomatoes, basil oil) and I went with The Mac n’ Cheese (Mac n’ Cheese, bacon, bread crumbs).
High Rollers serves on more of a traditional Italian crust, so a bit thing and almost bubbly at the edges, a style I far prefer to the cardboard renditions one can get at the local dial-a-pizza joints.
The margherita was hot and fresh, and light to eat. The Mac n’ Cheese was actually a delight. Maybe a bit short on salt but a really successful bite. I find that the real win with a pizza is how it holds up as lunch the next day, and if possible, it was even better after being warmed in the oven for a bit as leftovers.
The menu isn’t strictly pizza, also offering up traditional wings, nachos, poutine and even salads.
We’ll be back, and maybe we’ll bowl this time.