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Best Bowling Alleys In Los Angeles

August 7, 2012 9:00 AM

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National Bowling Day is coming up this weekend – August 11. wants everyone to bowl for free that day, so visit for a free coupon at a bowling alley near you.

My family has always enjoyed a good night of bowling. No matter the season, it’s an activity that is fun for the entire family.

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Jewel City Bowl

135 S. Glendale Avenue
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 243-1188

After undergoing a complete remodel a few years back, Jewel City looks brand spanking new. The 24 lanes are all well lit and able to accommodate the parties and leagues that can be found there every day. Their full bar and grill, arcade and Karaoke make it a complete fun zone.
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Lucky Strike

LA Live
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 542-4880

And other locations around Southern California

Lucky Strike isn’t just a bowling alley – it’s an experience. With billiards tables, a lounge area, full bar and restaurant, there is something for everyone. A great consideration for your next party for all ages, but remember a dress code is strictly enforced. Check out their website for more details. Ages 21 and over after 7pm.
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AMF Midtown Lanes

4645 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 933-7171

This alley isn’t much to look at from the outside, but don’t let that deter you. An AMF Summer Pass, only $29.95, allows you and 3 family members 16+ to bowl 2 games per day all summer! With locations all over the city this is a great budget friendly summer activity. They also have an ALL YOU CAN BOWL deal starting from 8PM till closing time.
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Gable House Bowl

22501 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 378-2265

A green bowling alley! From the solar panels that provide more than 1/3 of their total power, to the recycling of 40 tons of glass bottles each year, Gable House is environmentally conscious. This is a great venue to support not only for those reasons but because it is a fun night out.
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300 Pasadena

3545 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 351-8858

All day Monday thru Thursday it’s just $10 per person for an unlimited amount of bowling. This alley has floor to ceiling video screens, casual-dining, and sarcastic servers – my kind of place!
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12655 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 769-7600
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With it’s state-of-the-art, but pretention-free attitude, PINZ has heated things up. The combination of fun, full service bar and food, great music and laser and light shows makes it a favorite with celebs like Flava Flav. There’s an arcade for those who enjoy playing games and a night club for those who like to dance. Check out Jerry’s deli next door if you’re hungry for a late night snack.

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Corbin Bowl

19616 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA 91356
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A Best of LA’s 2009 Hot List winner, Corbin Bowl is the place to be whether bowling with friends or competing in a league, there’s fun for everyone. Video monitors are located between the score monitors for music videos or the latest play-off games. There’s also a full service Pro Shop, birthday party rooms and a room full of arcade games.

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Canoga Park Bowl

20122 Vanowen St
Winnetka, CA 91306
(818) 340-5190
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Canoga Park Bowl is a 24-hour family fun center. Amenities include bowling for all ages, league and open play, a full service restaurant, lounge, pro shop, billiards, and arcade. Two meeting rooms — perfect for private birthday celebrations or wedding receptions — are also available. Too tired to drive home? Crash at the 46-room Best Western Motor Inn which shares the property.

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Jillian’s at Universal City Walk

100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
(818) 985-8234
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Jillian’s is an eclectic dine n’ game establishment for both children and adults featuring rock n’ roll bowling under a cascade of neon lights, giant video screens, billiards and an adjoining arcade of state-of-the-art video arcade. It also offers virtual bowling for those of you who can’t stop jonesing for your computer screen.

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Pickwick Bowl

921 W Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 845-5300
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Let’s see….24 synthetic lanes, computerized scoring, a fully equipped pro shop, bar, and video arcade make the Pickwick Bowl an ideal spot for everyone from league bowlers to amateurs. The alley is part of Burbank’s Pickwick Gardens complex, which also happens to house an ice rink should the urge to skate strike.

Adrienne Van Houten is a Glendale area blogger. She can be found blogging at Adrienne’s House hanging out, come on over and put your feet up.
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  • H

    For being the best places to bowl in “Los Angeles”, these places (except for Lucky Strikes) are a pretty reasonable 20 min or more drive from LA..ok Burbank 15 min

  • Mini Mousekat

    Guess everyone who is important lives in the valley. What about the South Bay?

  • Tim

    mini – South Bay also has a Lucky Strike at Del Amo Fashion Center.
    Not as fancy as Hollywood, but part of the same organization so similar ambience without all the pompous celebrities.

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