WhirlyBall 2.0!

WhirlyBall! One of Chicago’s favorite pastimes.

And, let us not forget, a wonder of sporty Mendelian cross-breeding — I mean, what other sport so capably combines bumper cars, jai alai, basketball and drunkards?

No sport, sir. No sport at all.

So, cheers to this: introducing the new and improved WhirlyBall, a sprawling upscale mecca of bumper-car-hollerin’ and wiffle-ball-scoopin’, open now just in time for the indoor season.

This is your go-to spot for group-date nights (see also: bachelor parties and corporate outings), regardless of age or athletic ability.

Inside: three spiffy WhirlyBall courts, 12 Brunswick bowling lanes, multi-level laser tag and churched up interiors done up by the same same designer who did Embeya and Girl & the Goat.

You’ll wanna settle in with a pint of Revolution brew; perhaps a tasty bite from their expanded bar menu (see it here). Get the Angus beef sliders.  

Then you whirly. Incoherently. Anyone can do it.

Which is why it’s best to reserve a room.

Aside from that, you bowl. Play table shuffleboard. Order another round.

Yes, indoor booze and sport.

A Chicago pastime, indeed.