Did you know that there are 52 Top Golf locations internationally? But we, my Kirkland friends, have the very FIRST Lounge by Top Golf opening this week in Kirkland Urban. Standing proudly with expansive views above the new QFC, the Lounge offers a variety of virtual games for every level. There are 4 bays for up to 8 guests each and a VIP area that can accommodate up to 22 people. If your golf game is not up to 'par' don't stress, you can also play virtual baseball, football, hockey, soccer, carnival games or zombie dodgeball instead of one of the 80 golf courses or challenges.
I had the opportunity to check everything out at the preview party last week. Upon entering I was mesmerized by all of the digital screens on the ceiling that continually change color and design. I must have stared at it for 5 minutes. Pair that with a few Moscow Mules and I was ready to swing a golf club! Perhaps I was a little shy at first but once you get the hang of it you don't care or notice who else is watching and just embrace the goodness that comes with being able to laugh at yourself and others. Lounge by Topgolf has a full bar and wine and locally-sourced food such as mussels, salmon and steak. There are plenty of nibbles too- the Greek caesar and edamame hummus was delish and they also have charred cauliflower so you can say you ate some veggies too! Sorry I didn't take any food pics, I was too busy throwing my arm out on the virtual baseball game (no joke I had to ice when I got home) . There's plenty of room for lounging in the bar, and I love the expansive deck that wraps around the corner of the building with comfy seating, umbrellas, firepits and city/lake landscape views. Cornhole and Jenga complete the outdoor gaming challenges.
Rates to rent a TGL bay is hourly (roughtly $50-70/hr) and varies based on day and time. Current rates are here, and of course they would love to host your private events too. Events can handle anywhere from 6-225 people. There will be a DJ on Saturday nights and live music with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. After 9pm, the Lounge is 21 and over- woot woot! Hours are Mon-Thurs 11am-12am, Fri 11am-1am, Sat 9am-1am, Sun 9am-11pm. Happy Hour spreads its cheer from Mon-Fri 3-6pm and of course you receive 4 hours of validated parking. It's a little tricky to find your way there the first time, so I'm going to help you out. You can either walk up the stairs that reside to the left/east of the QFC bar and make a right at the top of the stairs to find it down on your left. OR- if you park below, get in the elevator that is adjacent to the staircase that takes you directly into the QFC and take it to the second floor. Left off the elevator and you have arrived.
And if you made it this far in the post, you should know the soft opening is 1/20. I have a feeling this place is going to be a big hit, so book your bays early!