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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wanna Go Bowling This Weekend?

posted by on January 10 at 12:04 PM

Sunset Bowl may be closing, but there will still be five other bowling alleys left in the Seattle area!

Magic Lanes

10612 15th Ave SW

AMF Bowling Centers

2101 22nd Ave S Seattle, WA 98144-4520

Garage Billiards & Bowl

1130 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122-4202

Roxbury Lanes & Casino

2823 SW Roxbury St Seattle, WA 98126-4148

West Seattle Bowl

4505 39th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116-4209

and of course, good ol’ Sunset Bowl will be open through April.

1420 NW Market Street


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"AMF Bowling Centers" on 22nd Ave S is actually called Imperial Lanes, which might make it easier to find. And you missed Skyway Bowl, which is at 11819 Renton Ave S, Seattle 98178; Lynnwood Bowl, on 99 in Lynnwood; and Sun Villa Lanes in Bellevue (Eastgate).

Posted by Fnarf | January 10, 2008 12:21 PM

@1 -- And YOU missed the Smoke-a Bowl at 1535 11th Ave (Third Floor), Seattle, WA 98122.

I'm bowling at The Garage tonight!

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | January 10, 2008 12:33 PM

Sunset isn't closing until April. No need to keep them off your list.

Missing Leilani Lanes...

Posted by Chris | January 10, 2008 12:33 PM

Yuck. All but the Garage [joke of a bowling alley] have that ugly SW indicator in the street address. What the hell is happening in North Seattle? Just condos and grocery stores?

Posted by *gong* | January 10, 2008 12:41 PM

Magic Lanes is great for birthday parties.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 10, 2008 12:45 PM

I've always been partial to this gal.

Posted by kid icarus | January 10, 2008 12:46 PM

@3: Assuming you comment wasn't sarcastic - you know Leilani's been closed for a long time, right?

Or are you just saying that you are missing Leilani?

The internet is confusing.

Posted by Lonis | January 10, 2008 12:49 PM

OK, yes you can bowl at Garage. But it is not a bowling alley. That's like calling Jillian's a pool hall.

Posted by gnossos | January 10, 2008 12:52 PM

What's wrong with the Garage? Besides not being ironic.

Posted by elenchos | January 10, 2008 1:14 PM

No, the Garage IS ironic. That's what sucks about it. Real bowling alleys are real, not ironic. Though the new wave in modern non-hipster bowling alleys is "retro" styling, which is a million times worse than either.

Posted by Fnarf | January 10, 2008 1:23 PM

God. Some people live for the chance to be unhappy.

It's like you have to do postdoc work in the history of aesthetic movements or some shit to properly appreciate bowling. How Proust Can Change Your Bowling.

All I'm saying is the place has lanes, bowling balls, pins and above all booze. With that, it becomes possible to bowl.

Posted by elenchos | January 10, 2008 1:57 PM

I'm much more annoyed by the endless wait for a lane at the Garage than I am by the hipsterism.

Posted by tsm | January 10, 2008 2:12 PM

What, is Kenmore too far for you? Kenmore Lanes. It's right there next to the Safeway. On Saturday nights it's infested with damn teenagers, but otherwise it's a great bowling alley.

Posted by Greg | January 10, 2008 2:40 PM

There's also Kent Lanes. That can be fun.

And by the way, Imperial Lanes (aka "AMF Bowling Centers") does NOT have "that ugly SW indicator in the street address"

It has that lovely "S" indicator in the street address. Proving once again that SE Seattle doesn't need any of you. We're totally self-sufficient.

Just like Neely O'Hara

Posted by catlalina vel-duray | January 10, 2008 3:39 PM

This reminds me of that MeatHead comic in the Weekly (replace Crocadile with Sunset Bowl)

-So you went there a lot?

Posted by stu | January 10, 2008 4:34 PM

Back in the mid-90's used to be at Sunset Bowl every Monday night. She will be missed.

Not a single bowling alley in San Francisco. (The lane from 1890 or whenever in the Presidio barely counted, and it's either gone now, or will be soon, to make way for a museum.)

Posted by Dougsf | January 10, 2008 5:21 PM

Hear hear for Kenmore Lanes!

You know what could use a bowling alley? The Tulalip Casino. It can't call itself the "number one place for fun" without one.

Posted by laterite | January 10, 2008 7:05 PM

RealNetworks has a two-lane bowling alley in their basement. Seriously. Of course, you have to know an employee to get in there...

Posted by litlnemo | January 11, 2008 12:57 AM

Also, the UW has a decent bowling alley in the HUB. You have to know a student to get in, but that's not so bad...

Posted by Greg | January 11, 2008 11:54 AM

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