'Highland Park Bowl' is a Historically Accurate Recreation

By: Joey Haar - Aug 6, 2016
References: highlandparkbowl & fubiz.net
Billed as "LA's Oldest Bowling Alley," Highland Park Bowl in Los Angeles is a beautifully restored bowling alley. 'The 1933 Group,' a bar design firm that specializes in creating an old-timey, early 20th century feel, refurbished the establishment, retaining its historic roots.

Originally opened in 1927 during the Prohibition Era, the current Highland Park Bowl does offer alcohol, but otherwise it stays true to the 20s. The eight lanes are all functional, despite their age, so bowlers in LA can get an authentic experience of the Americana. The building's industrial modernist architecture only adds to Highland Park Bowl's jitterbug aura.

Sticklers will notice one other historical inaccuracy: the bowling pins are cleared by machines rather than human attendants, as in the 20s. For the sake of convenience, though, that factor should be overlooked.