Everything is larger than life in Texas, and Dallas is the epitome of it all. However, it should not deter you in having a good time while you are here. A mere 19 miles (30 kilometers) from the city of Dallas is the city of Rowlett. Drive via the Interstate 30 and you will arrive in this city filled with comfort food, bowling alleys and a 9 hole golf course, as well as local breweries that will educate you and make you yearn for more, without putting a huge dent on your wallet.
We have compiled the 5 best things for you to do when you are visiting Rowlett, that will help you understand the locality and appreciate Texas more.
1. Amelia's Cocina Mexicana
A hassle-free colorful eatery with a daily happy hour, cooking familiar Mexican fare for breakfast, lunch & dinner in Rowlett, Amelia’s Cocina Mexicana’s tacos, burritos, tamales and more will certainly pacify your appetite. Both the young and the young-at-heart will appreciate the family oriented menu and atmosphere at this restaurant.
Amelia’s Cocina Mexicana makes it their mission to serve you the best Mexican food, that is both delicious and affordable with friendly service and vibrant surroundings. So, maximize your lunch hour and head over to Amelia’s Cocina Mexicana for a casual Mexican meal. Amelia’s Cocina Mexicana is encircled with boundless parking options, and bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes. Come order a flavorful feast at Amelia’s Cocina Mexicana, and sit outside when the weather is nice!
Amelia's Cocina Mexicana
Address: 3801 Lakeview Pkwy, Rowlett, TX 75088, USA
Phone: +1 4693261320
Hours: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (Tuesday to Thursday); 8:00 am to 11:00 pm (Friday and Saturday); 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (Sunday)
Website: Amelia’s Restaurant
2. Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama
The Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama is a local family entertainment center specifically designed towards offering a fun, clean, safe family friendly environment with a commitment towards providing visitors a unique and memorable experience. The 33,500 sq. ft (10,210 sq. m) facility features 26 Brunswick Synthetic Bowling Lanes with state-of-the-art animated computer scoring, complete with bumpers, glow bowling, sound, lighting and projection TV package, an arcade area with 40 of the most up-to-date arcade games, a swanky billiard room with 6 regulation sized tables, a private meeting room and Splits Grill, which is a full-service restaurant & bar.
Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama’s entire facility offers a smoke-free environment for its patrons. Located at 5021 Lakeview Parkway near the intersection of Liberty Grove.
Address: 5021 Lakeview Pkwy, Rowlett, TX 75088, USA
Phone: +1 9724757080
Hours: 10:00 am to 12:00 am (All days)
Website: Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama
3. Waterview Golf Club
Waterview Golf Club is a premier country club in Texas that boasts a championship golf course with a challenging level of play for all golfers, from beginners to professionals. What was once pastureland, is now a lush, gently rolling, par 72 course. Opened in 1999, the Waterview Golf Club is aging beautifully whilst featuring 15 acres (6 hectares) of lakes and 1,500 trees representing 18 different species. For those who are not interested in golfing, you can avail their 3,300-sq. ft (1,006 sq. m) clubhouse which is the perfect choice for events ranging from business meetings to family reunions, plus they offer a grille area that seats 40-50 indoors and is open to the public during business hours. This grille area is also accessible for rent after business hours (7:00 pm to midnight) for a flat or hourly rate.
They also have a bar and restaurant available to public, whether you’ve spent the day on the golf course or not! Perfect for a delicious weekday lunch or early dinner option on your way home, the Bar and Restaurant at Waterview Golf Club offers a fitting option for the community and guests. With space for up to 150 guests, beautiful stunning lake views, and lush greenery, Waterview Golf Club’s outdoor pavilion is offered for smaller, private events such as mid-day birthday parties or networking events. They offer tables and chairs for rent if there’s no tournament scheduled.
Waterview Golf Club
Address: 9509 Waterview Pkwy, Rowlett, TX 75089, USA
Phone: +1 9724638900
Hours: 6:45 am to 8:30 pm (All days)
Website: Waterview Golf Club
4. Franconia Brewing Company
With a brewing legacy that dates to the 1800s, Franconia Brewing Company is beyond being a local brewery; it is the kernel of true Bavarian brew. By uniting the local accessibility to North Texas with Bavarian heritage, Franconia Brewing Company presents a taste of some of their most genuine and freshest Bavarian beer available. Beers on offer at the Franconia Brewing Company are:
Franconia Koelsch which is a light golden refreshing German Beer, very popular in the mid region of Germany.
Franconia Lager which is a full bodied southern German style lager with a deep golden colour and malty sweetness throughout the whole pint.
Franconia Wheat is a must-try original German Hefeweizen brewed with over 50% malted wheat and original Bavarian wheat yeast that brings out a burst of banana, orange, and clove aromas and flavors.
Franconia Octoberfest is brewed to exhibit an amber colored Märzen, the perfect celebration drink through the Octoberfest Season and only available from September 1st till it runs out!
Franconia Pils is an early spring, light golden German style pilsner, brewed with traditional Czech Saaz Hops and a German lager yeast, this a true German pilsner with a nice hop aroma and a dry finish
Franconia Dunkle is a dark lager with some mocha notes and a dark chocolate finish.
Scheduled brewery tours are only available every Saturday at 11 am and last for about 2 hours. Here you can take a stroll through their brewery and learn first-hand from the actual makers how your favorite beer is made. The tour is both fun and educational. For only USD 5 per person, you can learn all about their beer brewing process, experience first-hand the fun of brewing beer and get to try out free samples of their different beer varieties. After the tour, feel free to socialize with friends and family and enjoy the beer. All ages are welcome to the tour and premise, but under age visitors will not be served beer. If you are a party of over 20 people, you will have to call them for appointments and get more information.
Franconia Brewing Company
Address: 495 McKinney Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071, USA
Hours: 11:00 am to 1:30 pm (Saturdays)
Website: Franconia Brewing Company
5. Harry Myers Park
With year-round sunshine and an abundant park area, Harry Myers Park is the best representation one can think of when you think of a recreational park for the entire family. It’s got the best playground anywhere, multiple shady pavilions, and a spray ground devoted to kids to go wild in during the hot summer months. Harry Myers Park has beautiful landscapes for family photos, an incredible paved trail for running or walking, a gorgeous pond with a super cool walking bridge, and the best disc golf course for miles. Not to mention baseball fields and an amazing amphitheater. Harry Myers Park is truly a blessing for people living in this area and welcomes all visitors to admire and avail their facilities.
Go fishing at Pickens Lake or go jogging on one of the trails that seem never to end. Enjoy a picnic with your family and utilize their barbecue grills and gazebos or rent Harry Myers East Pavilion for a family and friends get together. One thing to note though is that alcohol is not permitted at Harry Myers Park or any of its pavilions or facilities. You can reach Harry Meyers Park by road and it is 6.6 miles (10.6 km) from the Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama
Harry Myers Park
Address: 815 E Washington St, Rockwall, TX 75087, USA
Phone: +1 9727717740
Hours: 5:00 am to 11:00 pm (All days)
Website: Harry Myers Park
Affordable recreation for your entire family
Rowlett is rich in the amenities that enhance all areas of people lives. Visit the local brewery and gain a personal experience in brewing your own beer. The recreational facilities and dining options offer opportunities for low-cost entertainment in sports, family outings, walking trails, fishing ponds, playgrounds and pavilions that you can take advantage of.
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