is located in the former Suburban Lanes space, a 1950’s era bowling alley that served the Decatur and surrounding area for close to 60 years. Remodeled and renamed in early 2016, The Comet retains much of the glory of its original splendor, while adding a few new touches that reflect more modern sensibilities. Food and beverage service features from-scratch pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads and apps, excellent cocktails, and a 16 beer draught menu, as well as a host of bottled and canned beers. In addition to the original 32 lanes of bowling, The Comet features a retro game room, a birthday party room, 3 dart lanes, and a large bar. Come in to bowl, or if you just want to hang out in a great space where folks are having fun, watch a game on the TV and enjoy the offerings from bar and kitchen. The Comet also provides an ideal venue for parties or team-building events, including pre-made and customized packages (found on our website). The Comet is 21 and up from 10pm until close.
The Comet is closing for a few weeks
With coronavirus cases spiking again, and public health officials advising against inside gatherings, we’ve decided to close the Comet again for at least a few weeks. We don’t do so enthusiastically, but we also don’t think a few weeks business justifies the risks to community health involved.
When we reopened in mid-June, numbers of cases appeared at least stable, if not decreasing. We implemented numerous procedures and rules to maintain a safe, sanitized space for guests and staff, and we are thankful for those of you who ventured out to bowl again. Yet as the virus’ spread surges again, we don’t feel comfortable staying open at this time.
The Comet is approaching its fourth anniversary, 7/15, and needless to say this is not how we anticipated marking the occasion. These are strange times, indeed.
We are hopeful that the situation will improve soon, and we will be back before too long. Like many, we long for the days when going out to have fun with family, friends, or neighbors was second-nature. While it’s hard to see from here, we do think that the post-pandemic-of-2020 world will include those kinds of gatherings again. In the meantime, we all need to do our best to take care of each other and ourselves.
See you soon!
July 4th weekend hours – Open 12 – 6 pm Saturday, closed on Sunday. Have fun and be safe!
The Comet is back! Reservations recommended but walk-ins welcome.
All guests must wear masks when not at their lanes. All guests should maintain 6 feet social distance from others. Maximum 6 people at a lane. The Comet is cashless – we accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover.
In order to operate safely in the midst of the current public health situation, The Comet has instituted the following practices and guidelines for our staff:
1. Temp check and health screening before beginning every shift. 2. Mandatory masks and gloves at all times 3. Frequent sanitizing of all common surfaces and equipment, including seating areas, tables, ball returns, house balls, shoes, doorknobs, and bathrooms. 4. Frequent hand-washing and change of gloves.
It’s great to be back. Thank you all for your support during the past few months, and for your understanding as we adjust to current challenges. We hope to see you soon!
Change starts with each of us.
Since the brutal murder of George Floyd, millions across the country have risen in protest of the long-standing violence and injustice directed at people of color. Along with those protesters, we believe it is time for real, systemic change. We established The Comet in 2016 as a gathering place where everybody, regardless of skin color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religion, can enjoy bowling and good company. We have striven to treat everybody who walks in our door, guests and staff, with the respect and dignity that we all deserve. We’ve stumbled in that effort at times, learned much in the process, and continue on that journey.
As we get ready to reopen in the near future, we recommit to those values. We acknowledge that we still have much to learn, and that to learn we need to listen to those who have experienced discrimination and injustice based on race firsthand.
To start, we lend our voice to those demanding the confederate monument on Decatur square be removed immediately, and that the Decatur and Dekalb County schools implement vigorous anti-racist programs in all grades as part of their core curriculum.
Nobody’s free until we are all free.