In Georgetown, other than the chain establishments, Mel's is one of the few places you can go and have a drink in a comfortable place. It is by no means a 'quiet, comfortable place' as it is a bowling alley after all....but after a minute or two, I just turn that off. They have a pretty good menu for a bowling alley and what I have tried is good. Try the fried jalepanos.
The staff in BJ's is very good, though a bit short handed at times in mid day to early afternoon but that is understandable.
This appears to be a very well managed, very busy place, successful place. Unless the sound of people having fun bothers you, you should enjoy Mel's.