New Epicenter Excites with Sports, Games, Entertainment and Dining
There’s no shortage of kid (and adult) adventures to be enjoyed in Sonoma County but with the new Epicenter Sports and Entertainment destination in Santa Rosa, fun comes now — well — in epic proportions.
Spanning 130,000 square feet in a snazzy network of buildings at Coffey Lane and Piner Road, Epicenter bills itself as the North Bay’s largest all-in-one destination for sports, recreation, entertainment, dining, and nightlife. It’s a design built to appeal to folks of all ages, from a kid play area for toddlers, to a two-story laser tag arena for teens, to an impossibly thrilling multi-sensory adventure ride for adults.
And in between, everyone can enjoy a meal at the restaurant, bowling in the high tech lounge, and winning prize points in the 100-pus game arcade.
According to Epicenter Public/Community Relations Director Lisa Alexander, the facility is geared to host 1.5 million visitors a year.
“We attract 10,000 people a week for indoor soccer, alone,” she said. “That includes regular recreational players, plus teams from the Boys & Girls Club, Valley of the Moon Children’s Center, and other groups.”
Highlights of the massive, magical space include:
7Ten Social combines upscale bowling with a plush lounge setting complete with comfy easy chairs, cocktails, and delicious bites, plus sports and music videos on a 60-foot mural screen over the lanes.
Sports City boasts state-of-the-art soccer arenas, a multi-sport court, and the largest Anytime Fitness in California.
Game On Arcade features more than 20,000 square feet of cutting-edge sports-themed and interactive games. Points are redeemable for cool gifts from the Prize Vault.
The XD Dark Ride combines full motion seats (wear your seat belt!), synchronized wind that whips in for thrills and chills, immersive surround sound, and a phenomenal 3D surround screen. You compete with multiple players to battle on-screen enemies like werewolves or Godzillas, blowing them away with laser blasters before they can eat or stomp you. All the while, you feel like you’re on a roller coaster, falling, jumping and nearly crashing as you very likely scream with delight.
Delta Strike Advanced Laser Tag delivers an urban combat zone experience in a two-story arena. Besides combatting other players, you have to duck and dodge elements of the arena itself, with its hidden battle turrets and other surprises.
Laser Frenzy invites you to play “spy” as you navigate a course while avoiding webs of laser beams.
The Mega Play Structure caters to little ones, with two stories of tubes, slides, soft climbing areas, and lights, sound, and motion with an air-powered foam ball shooter arena.
The Toddler Play Area lets tiny ones up to 18 months old explore, climb, and play fun games and interactive learning activities in an animal-themed enclosed area.
Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park offers dodge ball and basketball jumping areas, a jousting beam over a pit of foam squares, a floor of trampolines, and a stunt bag arena where enthusiasts can try out flips and flying tricks.
Victory House kicks sports bar to a new level, with dozens of HD screens and a full bar with artisanal wines, craft beer and cocktails. The scratch kitchen sends out signatures like beer battered Brussels sprouts, salmon asparagus salad, pulled chicken flatbread, shrimp po’ boy, cheeseburgers made with chuck and short rib, and barbecue baby back ribs.
Clubhouse Grill feeds hungry bellies with pizza by the slice, nachos, dogs, brats, pretzels, churros, Dippin’ Dots and BLTs.
Starbucks lets you fuel your Epicenter adventure with coffee or tea.
Details: Epicenter Sports and Entertainment, 3215 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, 707-708-3742