Best Local: Bowling Alleys

Score a strike at any of these trendy Chicago bowling alleys!

Looking for a fun way to spend a night out? Chicago is home to many upscale bowling alleys to combine game night with bar life! With National Bowling Day on the second Saturday of August, Aug. 12, celebrate at any of these Chicago locations!  

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Located in the River East Arts Center, Pinstripes offers a rustic dining experience along with entertainment. Their upscale bistro features signature pasta dishes and wine to pair on the outdoor patio. After dining, head inside for a game of bocce or bowling. Only a 15 minute walk from Grand Plaza.

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Enjoy ping-pong, pool, bowling and cocktails all at 10Pin Bowling Lounge! 10pin Bowling features 24 lanes, 2 private lounge areas and eight HD screens for sports  — or bowling scores! Their bar menu features American fare along with a large martini list. Only an 8 minute walk from 73 East Lake or a 10 minute walk from Marquee at Block 37!

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Want a bar experience with the entertainment of bowling? Stop by Lucky Strike for a full-scale bar, live DJ, flat-screen TVs featuring the latest sports game and lots of lanes for bowling. Lucky Strike also features a food menu for table appetizers or individual entrees. Only an 11 minute walk from Grand Plaza or a 14 minute walk from AMLI River North

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Nicknamed the Bowling Night Club of Chicago, stop by Diversey River Bowl! Diversey River Bowl was also named the Best Bowling Alley by Chicago Mag three years in a row for their lasers and black lighting, along with online lane reservations for qualifying parties. Open late on weekends for all night fun, only a 17 minute drive from Kent!