Bowling in Oakland


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  • Mission Bowling Club
    Picture a bowling alley and you might imagine some smoke-filled dump—in other words, the polar opposite of what Mission Bowling Club actually is. The owners have created a space that blends an upscale gastropub with a six-lane, lounge-style bowling alley where mixologists prepare drinks for bowlers seated at half-moon booths. After a few games, players head into the restaurant, where they feast on upscale takes on classic American fare. Dishes include the apple cider risotto, sausage corn dogs with habanera crema, and root-beer glazed duck breast. Though the lounge is usually 21 and over, kids and teens can enter with adults during family bowl on weekend afternoons. That’s also when the lounge prepares a full brunch menu, cooking up fried chicken and waffles, french toast with marscapone, and Dungeness crab Benedict. If the weather is nice, the front patio is a great place to enjoy the view or kickstart a petition to make bowling balls our new currency.
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    3176 17th St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Manor Bowl
    People have been tossing bowling balls down Manor Bowl?s 30 lanes since 1960. Open daily, the bowling center fills its lanes with leagues vying for the top spot, as well as groups of friends, families, and couples out for the night. A special youth program leads kids through 10 weeks of bowling with fun dress-up days and weekly awards such as Most Improved and Best Smelling Bowling Ball. The center?s designated party room refuels partygoers with pizza and pop in between rounds of bowling, and sends them off with T-shirts and souvenir bowling pins.
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    887 Manor Blvd
    San Leandro, CA US
  • Brentwood Bowl
    At Brentwood Bowl, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold. Brentwood Bowl is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Toast your evening out at Brentwood Bowl with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. Put the suit away when heading to Brentwood Bowl — dress is casual, as are the vibes. For those in a hurry, the coffee shop lets you take your meal or snack to go. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Brentwood Bowl cater for you. Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Brentwood Bowl. There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Brentwood Bowl — most prices are under $15.
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    237 El Camino Real
    South San Francisco, CA US
  • Castro Village Bowl
    Castro Village Bowl facilitates hours of pin-felling entertainment from early morning until late in the evening. The alley hosts 32 well-maintained lanes with automatic scoring machines and bumpers for bowlers under the age of 7. In addition to open hours, Castro Village Bowl provides league opportunities for children, adults, and families, finally giving parents the perfect justification for having named their daughter "Pin Crusher." A snack bar and full-service cocktail lounge is also available to provide refreshments for postgame celebrations.
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    3501 Village Dr
    Castro Valley, CA US
  • AMF Pinole Valley Lanes
    "You're up." At more than 200 AMF Bowling locations across the U.S., that message is passed between friends as they heft a ball, step to the line, and take aim. Now synonymous with bowling, the AMF Bowling Co. was founded in 1901 as American Machine and Foundry. It wasn't until 1946 that the company made a splash in the bowling world, when it introduced the automated pin spotter to the public. Today, AMF's nationwide network of bowling centers is a source of year-round entertainment for people of all ages. Outfitted with a classic bowling alley design, the centers also feature advanced scoring systems, upgraded interiors, laneside video walls at select locations, and a delicious menu of traditional American dishes and snacks.
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    1580 Pinole Valley Rd
    Pinole, CA US
  • Bel Mateo Bowl
    Bel Mateo Bowl, home to 24 newly-installed Murrey synthetic alleys, fully automatic scoring, brilliant LCD monitors, and automated bumper bowling, provides family-friendly pin pulverizing seven days a week. Black-lit lanes illuminate bowling balls as they travel down the center's slick alleys during Planet Bowl, held each Friday and Saturday evening and fueled by colorful lights, upbeat tunes, and gravity. In addition to hosting leagues and bowling camps for kids, the colorful bowling center stocks a snack bar and serves drinks at a cocktail lounge punctuated by big-screen TVs. The alley's arcade room, complete with glowing air-hockey table, driving games, and pinball, hosts gaming kids and inner children alike, and karaoke on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday encourages lively covers of popular tunes and somber odes to fallen bowling pins.
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    4330 Olympic Ave
    San Mateo, CA US
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