Open for just over a year, Radio Social brings the concept of a social club to Rochester under the spacious roof of the former Stromberg-Carlson facility, repurposing a former manufacturing space into a fun gathering spot for friends and families.
The unique space, located on Carlson Road in Rochester’s North Winton Village, opened in May 2017 as a new spin on the traditional bowling alley. Dan Morgenstern, who owned Clover Lanes in Brighton until its closure in 2016, wanted to take a fresh approach in his new bowling business.
In addition to 32 rent-by-the-hour lanes, Radio Social offers a variety of games including giant Jenga, cornhole, table tennis, pool, foosball, Skee-Ball, darts and shuffleboard.
Local designers Staach and Lives Styled contributed to shaping the 30,000-square-foot space’s modern midcentury design, an homage to the building’s history as a World War II-era radio production facility. A display wall of classic radios is frequently photographed by visitors.
Radio Social also boasts a restaurant serving dinner and Sunday brunch directed by local restaurateur Chuck Cerankosky and staffed by executive chef Steven Eakins, a Fairport native who appeared on Food Network’s “Chopped.” A bar in the back room serves signature cocktails and local beers.