Upscale entertainment lounge, Pier Pins, debuts at Pier Village in Long Branch (PHOTOS)

It has lanes, links and drinks. Pier Village, the year-round oceanfront residential, retail and recreational destination in Long Branch, is opening a one-of-a-kind 8,000-square-foot upscale entertainment lounge featuring state-of-the-art bowling, virtual reality sports simulators, table games and a full bar and lounge.

Pier Pins is the latest addition by Kushner Cos. to the collection of dining and entertainment options available at the popular Jersey Shore destination area. A public grand opening event for Pier Pins, located at 20 Melrose Place, will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Sept. 7.

Promising something for everyone, Pier Pins offers corporate teams looking to build stronger bonds or a group of friends in search of an unforgettable night four full-sized state-of-the-art bowling lanes. Guests can also immerse themselves in an array of sports experiences, ranging from golf to lacrosse to soccer and everything in-between with three sports simulator bays. Air hockey, pingpong and pool tables round out the exciting gamut of gaming options for every preference and skill level.

Beyond the games, guests can take a seat at Pier Pins’ full-service bar surrounded by high-tops and lounge seating to delight in handcrafted cocktails and a range of beers and wines. Complementing the beverages is a carefully curated menu of bar bites for every palate overseen by the team behind Pier Village’s Salt Steakhouse.

“We knew that a high-end entertainment concept would be the ideal complement to the diverse slate of food and beverage and shopping experiences available to visitors at Pier Village,” Nicole Kushner Meyer of Kushner said. “We’re excited to host our grand opening for the public and showcase our latest enhancement to Pier Village that we are confident will cement its status as the Jersey Shore’s premier year-round destination.”

Kushner has tapped operations veteran Ernie Blundell to manage Pier Pins. Blundell brings over 30 years of management experience at some of the nation’s most iconic attractions, including the Empire State Building, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the Seattle Space Needle and Six Flags Great Adventure.

Blundell added: “Every single detail — from the decor to the thoughtfully crafted menu to the selection of games — has been meticulously orchestrated to ensure an unparalleled experience for each and every guest who walks through our doors. This unparalleled new offering stands as a true testament to Pier Village’s commitment to offering something for everyone at the Jersey Shore.”