Bowling On Mission Street?


(Presidio Bowl by Thomas Hawk)

A few weeks after hearing that some high end exclusive club (that also happens to let you bowl for a small fortune) plans on opening in SoMa* Paolo Lucchesi tells us that Brooklyn Bowl might be planning to open a new location on Mission Street. Unlike Berkeley Bowl**, Brooklyn Bowl actually has bowling.

Taking a look at the Brooklyn Bowl website, I’m  wondering how much less of scene this place is. I guess it’s unrealistic to just want some lanes and a pitcher of beer. The food looks good, realistically expensive. $25 bucks for half an hour of bowling. Not too bad, I guess, if you’ve got a bunch of friends. But is this place cool? Can you go there without spending a week’s paycheck? Can I wear a white t-shirt? Do you have to come straight from Medjool?

Anyone been there? Is this what people want to have on Mission Street?

*Seriously, no white t-shirts? You open a bowling alley and kick out the rockabillys and greasers? I get that you don’t want poor people, but someone has to actually throw some balls down some lanes at some point, right? Or is it really just decor? What if I come dressed in a bathrobe or a purple jumpsuit? No, you’d throw me out. I have to bowl in a dress jacket? But I bet it’s all right if I unbutton it enough to show most of my chest, as long as a white t-shirt isn’t covering my chest hair.

**That’s right, Berkeley Bowl, I haven’t forgiven you for kicking me out just for tossing frozen tofurkeys down the aisle at a row of soy milk bottles!


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6 Comments on “Bowling On Mission Street?”

  1. Andrew Sarkarati Says:

    tom tom club is playing brooklyn bowl this saturday!

  2. Icing the Body Electric Says:

    I’ve been to brooklyn bowl. it’s a fun time. definitely not medjool crowd.

    if done right, it would fit right in around the mission.

  3. el jeffe Says:

    I think something akin to The Gutter or Barcade in Williamsburg would be a much better fit for the mission. In fact, if I had a bunch of money to throw around right now, i would be all over that. Seriously.

  4. Brookyn in da casa Says:

    bring it on. Not that I have a problem with abandoned giant china warehouse ex-movie houses.

  5. westernaddy Says:

    Even with a rock n’ roll theme, it will most likely attract bridge and tunnel due to the high price tag and New York flavor. Local would be better.


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