Housed in the historic Stahr National Guard Armory Building, Decades combines amusement, food and drink and a bit of nostalgia. The six-lane boutique bowling alley and retro arcade boast a full-service restaurant and bar, creating the ultimate social experience.
Co-owner Jonathan Yeager describes Decades’ vibe as “classy retro.” “We originally were intending to create an Art Deco feel because of the time period of the building, but with all of the décor that we were able to get, it ended up blending deco and retro,” Jonathan elaborates. The style is carried out through exposed black metal beams, chandeliers and a lofty wood ceiling with giant hanging globes spelling “Decades.”
The space is filled with the sounds of bowling balls colliding with pins, laughter as guests challenge each other to arcade games and the conversational buzz of guests sharing food and beverages. The arcade features a variety of 30 retro arcade games, which operate on a token system. Video games include Donkey Kong, Centipede, Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. Basketball hoops and Skee-Ball are also popular. Bowling lanes are first come, first served.
Decades’ menu is focused on high-quality, casual food to match the relaxed, fun atmosphere. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menu options are available. The menu features items such as shareables, salads, burgers, sandwiches and wings. Entrées include tortellini alfredo, vegan BBQ bites, steak Oscar and more. Signature cocktails and mocktails, sommelier-selected wines and craft beer on tap are also available.
438 North Queen Street, Lancaster. Decadeslancaster.com or 717-282-1421. Reservations can be made over the phone or on their website. Reservations are not accepted for bowling, outdoor dining or parties larger than 8.