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Hip Bowling Alleys

8 Places To Make Bowling Cool Again

— September 17, 2008 — Lifestyle
Bowling is making a huge comeback and trendy bowling alleys have been popping up all over the US.

Some of the coolest bowling alleys in America include the following:

1. Lucky Strike, L.A.
Lucky Strike is more like an upscale club, than a typical bowling alley. With a dress code, leather lounge booths, contemporary décor and an on-site chef to preparing upscale meals, Lucky Strike offers the ultimate “boutique bowling” experience. Each lane is equipped with its own floor-to-ceiling video screen, with dance and indie music providing the soundtracks. Lucky Strike even has professional party planners available to help you create the perfect bowling party.

2. Kings Back Bay, Boston
Boston’s Kings Back Bay offers a similar upscale atmosphere where you can bowl in one of the 16 ten pin bowling lanes, play billiards, or relax in the lounge. With 6 projection screens, and 25 high definition TV’s onsite, nobody will miss a minute of their favorite sporting action. Their restaurant is open from 5:00pm until 2:00am and King’s also offers VIP lanes and party packages for all kinds of events.

3. Splitsville Lanes, Tampa
With the world’s largest bowling pin out the front, Splitsville is certainly easy to spot. This unique bowling alley offers 12 bowling lanes, divided into groups of four, with lounge areas, bars and billiards tables in between. The setup offers the unique perspective of being able to see people bowl from midway down a lane.

4. 10 Pin, Chicago
10 Pin offers yet another hip, upscale lounge environment, which features 24 state-of-the-art bowling lanes. Adding to the chic vibe is the 128 foot high-definition video wall, and the nightclub-quality sound system. Guests can view all the bowling action whilst lounging on plush sofas in the intimate seating areas, and servers will deliver them their drinks and innovative American cuisine.Guests can also select and play music videos from a video jukebox, which offers a collection of over 5,000 videos to choose from.

5. Pinup Bowl, St. Louis
Pin-Up Bowl is the original bowling alley and martini lounge of St. Louis. Taking guests on a trip down memory lane, the signature style of the interior features old pin-up posters, and groovy retro velvet décor.

6. Garage Billiards, Seattle
Renound for its sensational food, Seattle’s Garage Billiards is a 3 level establishment that offers 14 bowling lanes. Decorated in chic minimalist 1950s décor, Garage Billiards is classically hip, and attracts everyone from cool hipsters to corporate professionals. Special interior features include the high ceilings with exposed beams, special lighting, high-gloss auto paint, vinyl and chrome details, and airport-style chairs.

7. Harlem Lanes
Harlem Lanes is one of New York’s hot entertainment destinations. Music is provided by some of the city’s hottest DJs. Guests can relax on the ergonomically-designed lounge, watch any of the 24 plasma screen TV’s, enjoy gourmet food and exotic drinks from the full-service bar, or bowl on one of the 24 state-of-the-art bowling lanes. Harlem Lanes also offers theme nights, a mini arcade, a children’s party room, a gourmet café, a fully equipped sports bar, and a VIP lounge.

8. 300 Atlanta
300 offers state-of-the-art bowling lanes featuring automatic scoring on plasma screens. They also offer a lane-side food and beverage service, and the sports bar on the second floor has plasma screen TVs, and offers a made-to-order grill menu. The private VIP event area offers guests eight bowling lanes and private bar.
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