As the winter months approach us, we can’t help but notice that temperatures are starting to drop and the weather is keeping us more indoors.  It’s that time of the year again when the idea of cozying up by the fireplace with a delicious cup of hot cocoa sounds like an ideal way to spend a weekend. Although you might not feel like going outside to explore, there are tons of fun things to do even when the weather’s got you stuck indoors. If you are visiting Bellevue, check out some of the following places that are sure to keep you entertained and happy!

Lucky Strike

lucky strikeCheck out Lucky Strike, if you’re looking for a fun night out in downtown Bellevue! Located in Lincoln Square, Lucky Strike Bellevue is an all-in-one upscale bowling alley, arcade, lounge and dance club. This is not your typical bowling alley, but instead it is a hip place to hang out with your friends. There are 16 spacious bowling lanes with comfy sofas, a world-renown arcade game room, and a food menu offering chef-driven American cuisine.  Bowlers of any age are welcome until 8pm, and it is 21+ to experience a night of dancing, cocktails, and live DJ sets which are sure to create an unforgettable atmosphere and a night to remember.

 Stone Gardens

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If you are up for a challenge and looking for a great workout, then Stone Gardens is calling your name! Located at the Bellevue Crossroads Mall, Stone Gardens offers over 21,000 square feet of climbing terrain and includes a 40ft climbing wall, two large bouldering climbing walls as well as a weight lifting and exercise area.  There is also a kids area that features both a pirate ship with a fire pole and a castle that has a twisting slide, so they are sure to have a great time! Stone Gardens offers Day Passes for $19 a day and a rental package for $11 that includes shoes, harness, belay device and a chalk bag!

K1 Speed

k1speedCome experience the thrills of indoor kart racing at K1 Speed! Considered one of the best indoor go kart places in the Bellevue area, K1 Speed has a 1/5 mile indoor kart track, pool tables, televisions and a dining area. K1 Speed is unique in that it offers a concrete racing surface which adds more excitement by allowing you to drift around the corners at speeds up to 40 mph! Come in any day of the week for their popular Arrive and Drive option, which allows first time racers to compete against each other for 14 laps.

Mox Boarding House

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If board games, food and beer sound good to you then come to Mox Boarding House, located on Bel-Red road! Mox Boarding House offers fine dining with over 20 beers on tap, a game library, and a spacious tournament room for daily events. This place is the perfect spot for a game night with friends and family. You can buy a game, borrow one or simply bring your own and play.  You can also reserve one of their unique private rooms if you’re planning a game night, business meeting or a party!


Events at Crossroads

crossroadsCrossroads Shopping Center is one of a kind shopping centers, featuring unique shops, restaurants, live music and many daily events throughout the year! Crossroads offers a great variety of international cuisine at their food court and has been consistently voted “Best Ethnic Food” by the Bellevue Reporter. Come check out the Crossroads Market Stage, where you can see many live performances for free every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night! Crossroads Mall also offers many community events as well as family-friendly event nights on every second Saturday of the month.

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(Photo Credit, Top to Bottom: Lucky Strike courtesy of Visit Bellevue Washington, Stone Gardens courtesy of Stonegardens.com, K1 Speed courtesy of K1 Speed Fans Facebook, Mox Boarding House courtesy of Mox Boarding House Bellevue Yelp, Crossroads courtesy of Visit Bellevue Washington)